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Headed east (to Pittsboro) this weekend to work on a few modifications to a new fishing rig for mountain rivers. After getting my new boat looking good and making a quick test run in my sisters pond, we had a chance to do a little spring fishing at Jordan Lake. Decided to hit one of Jordan's impoundments with a canoe in search of some crappie. Having no clue what stage they were in, we started in some flooded timber in 8ft of water (jigs tipped w/ minnows 6ft under a cork kinda drifting around). On the first cast I picked up a monster slab, close if not my personal best for crappie. After two hours and only a few more bites we switched gears and moved shallow with small crank baits searching for crappie and bass. Found out quickly the bass were shallow and hammering fire-tiger and charturce cranks run long ways down the bank or tossed in pockets and ripped out. We both put decent bass in the boat with my last fish being around 3-4 lb.
 

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My daughter lives in Pittsboro. After reading your report I now want to fish Jordan next time we visit her. What did you mean by: "decided to hit one of Jordan's impoundments "
Jordan has the main body of water with Haw running into it. To help alleviate flooding and to provide other recreational opportunities, the Army Core of Engineers created multiple wildlife impoundments adjacent to the main body of water but somewhat disconnected. (sometimes connected by pipes to the main lake) These impoundments are usually part of or fed by smaller feeder creeks or swampy areas. (many are used for duck hunting, and some are regulated water level wise) Most if not all are electric motor or paddle powered crafts only. All fishing regulations apply as if they were part of the main lake. I was fishing the one off Pea Ridge rd. on the southern side of the lake.
 
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