TenkaraBum Challenge - Black Crappie
by Alan Luecke
(Kansas City, MO)
After a good Saturday I headed out this morning with high hopes. A drove to Shawnee Mission Park which has a nice lake. I had caught a few crappie there last year and was hoping to repeat. I went to the same place, had a hit on the first cast and had a fish within a minute. I was so happy.
The wind came up, a front came through and the fish stopped biting, everywhere. My plans for the rest of the day simply fell apart.
Still, a five species weekend and a lot of fun. Working on the Killer Bugger Challenge gives a focus to what I would be doing any way. Plus no second thoughts about fly selection.
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The hooks are sharp.
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The fish are slippery when wet.