Master Angler I’m a lucky guy Share0 Tweet Email Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+ Roy Taylor Midlothian Virginia Had an hour of free time so headed across the street to my favorite dock. Wind was howling. Vertical jigged a 1/16 oz blue/chartreuse tube jig tipped with a crappie nibble down 6 to 8 feet deep. Dang missed one, moved about 5 feet further down the dock. BAM! My light action pole bends double, the fish swims under the dock between 2 piling, trouble! Then it turns around and swims straight out. Got a good glimpse of it and realize it’s a nice crappie. My heart starts thumping. Get her to the top and work her beside the dock. As I’m reaching out for her I can tell she’s going to jump, she does right on my thumb! A solid 16″ slab. Still had a few eggs left in her. My buddy took a few quick photos and I eased her back into the water. She makes another nice jump right beside the dock to tell me goodbye. WOW what a way to start. Catch 7 more crappie up to 13″ over the next 45 minutes. Time to go. I’m a lucky guy. Species: Crappie (Black or White) Date Caught: 04/09/2012 Kept / Released: Released Region of Catch: Region 2 Length: 16″ Weight: 2 Lure / Bait used: Lure | 1/16 oz blue/chart tube jig tube jig Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+ Share0 Tweet Email Load Comments ( ) Don’t forget to sign up! Get the Top Stories from In-Fisherman Delivered to Your Inbox Every Week Even More master-angler Show More Get the In-Fisherman Newsletter FREE! Get the top stories delivered right to your inbox every week. Best Fishing Times: Solunar CalendarRead Now! Advertisement ▶ Now on Tablets! Subscribe & Save! Temporary Price Reduction! Subscribe Now Give a Gift | Subscriber Services WAIT!DON'T MISS A SINGLE ISSUE! Get 8 issues for the low price of just $8! Subscribe!