Crappie trip with dad makes for a great day

By Capt. Bill Watkins 


Last Thursday was one of those perfect days. Dawn broke cool and crisp on Sam Rayburn Reservoir with an air temp. that hovered in the mid to low sixties. There was only a hint of a breeze from the north with hardly a ripple on the surface of the water. The sun was already up when we arrived at Powell Park Marina and there was not a cloud in the sky. If I had been there to fish for bass I would have been worried about missing the early dawn bite but our purpose on this day was crappie, so no hurry.


We had booked the morning with the great guides at Powell Park on their thirty-foot pontoon boat which was waiting at the marina pier for us to board. The shiners were in the live well and the ultra-light spinning rigs in the rod holders. All we had to do was walk down the pier with our two coolers (one for the fish and one for our drinks) and head out. From a guide’s prospective this is a little strange.


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