TenkaraBum Challenge - White Crappie
by Levi Cain
(Blanchard, OK, USA)
size 12 Black Killer Bugger
Continuation of my Red Shiner, White Bass story.
After trying and trying to catch a gar with no luck and taking into account the fact that the sun was about to go down. I decided to make a few casts to try to catch one last White Bass. I decided it was going to be a one more fish and I'll go home type thing.
So I kept casting to the area they were holding and time after time kept missing their hit, until I finally got a hook set. But as I was playing the fish it broke the surface of the water and I could tell I didn't have a White Bass on but instead a crappie. My heart began to race because I still needed a White Crappie for my species count. So after about another minute of letting it tire itself out I was able to beach it and sure enough, I could see the vertical bars along the side to give me the positive ID that I had a White Crappie and not a Black Crappie. Which I had already caught just the day before. So after a few pics I released the little guy to be caught another day.
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