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Crappies top choice for anglers at Rock Creek Lake

May 12, 2012
By TODD REED , Times-Republican

In the world of fishing, the most popular question is always, "are they biting?" My belief over my countless trips to area lakes are that 95 percent of the time, yes they are biting if you can find them. No, I don't catch dozens of bass or crappies every time I go out fishing, but the fish are almost always biting. The sometimes hard part of that statement is the "finding" part. I had a very humbling experience this past weekend at Rock Creek Lake. A good friend of mine, David Bowles, and I were set to go fishing for some crappies at Rock Creek. Three dozens minnows, a few rods and bobbers and we were off in the boat to go catch some fish. Well, the "catching" part is always the most fun, and at times is the part that all anglers fail at. As we started fishing that morning, I thought we were headed down that path too, the failing part. We fished shallow, deep and kept moving along the lake with no, and I mean NO crappies what-so-ever. I was starting to think that this trip was going to be a bust.



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