I had a trip to Milford on the books with a guy who has been in the boat several times before, so when I saw him pulling up in a different truck it took a second for everything to register, but when it did all I could do was smile and laugh. The reason I didn't recognize the truck at first is because it was Chatt Martin's truck! Yes, "Crappie Chatt" Martin's truck! It was about then that I realized I had better put on a really good show if I was ever going to even remotely impress this guy. He was a very well known Crappie angler and Guide for many years. I've been around Chatt several times, just never at the lake on a boat.
Kansas has been getting pounded with rain and lakes are changing daily from the rising water so I had my work cut out for me to say the least. With the spawn winding down the fish are becoming more widely scattered by the day and lucky for me, Chatt was already wise to the trick I was about to pull on these scattered fish as I started pulling out the crank bait boxes and was already thinking the exact same thing I was.....perfect way to get em!