- Mar 28, 2010
does anybody know where or how to catch the crappies in blue lake? all i have caught are sunfish, but ive heard there are crappies in the lake. any tips would be great.
I learned a simple yet highly effective technique when an older fellow was fishing (and catching) near me on a lake and have used it exclusively since. Cast out the float and jig, let it settle, then start a retrieve, turning the reel handle one-half turn, then pausing, then a half turn and so on. The result is a very consistent (and effective) movement of the jig. Count to four or five as the jig rests until the timing becomes automatic.
I find this tiring and repetative if the fishing is very slow but if there are crappie around, it just works.
oh yeah, sorry to get back with everyone so late. i fished the lake after this post, but didn't catch any crappies. i did happen to catch my first two keeper largemouth, both in the 11 inch range. i also stumbled across a ton of gills on their spawning nests, and caught 50 keepers, and about 15 releasers. i also caught some pretty cool looking hybrid bluegill/ green sunfish that were about 1/2 pound. the day was extremely fun, and well worth the 6 mile bike ride!
Paddle boats, row boats and canoes are available to rent at Blue Lake between May 1 and Sept. 30. For more information about boat rentals, call 503-661-6087. Privately owned watercraft are allowed on the lake for the purpose of angling between Oct. 1 and April 30, as long as they do not exceed 14 feet in length (17 feet for canoes) and 3.0 horsepower in motor capability.are there boats aloowed at this lake?