4/30 Yea, it sure was miserable out there yesterday, but the fish were biting! Much to my suprise, I got to Hammond Lake around 7:15 PM and hooked into my first crappie within seconds while getting soaked. Action kept steady until just before dark. As soon as the rain let up, the fishing slowed. We picked up about a dozen crappies total before dark. All released. This is the first night that we got into mostly white crappies. Again, all very nice fish. the biggest being almost 14". None smaller than 10". Other anglers reported a good bite earlier in the day around the campground boat launch. Sporadic, but all nice fish. Live minnows and white or silver twister tails worked well.
Rain had the opposite effect on Pine Creek. Anglers saw good numbers of fish rising and a decent March brown hatch coming off in between showers in the afternoon. When the rain let up, the fish would rise. While it rained, nothing was happening. Early in the morning, anglers found a few fish rising to tiny size 18 BWO's and some caddis. Emergers worked best though. Bait fishermen faired well with redworms, baby night crawlers, butterworms, and live minnows. Upper Pine Creek was restocked yesterday too.