Finally on the move – Sardis Lake, MS

We finally are on the road and went a rocking two hours away for our first stop.  (Sort of reminded us of running away as kids — you didn’t get very far before stopping.)  We met up with our friends Art and Josie to camp for the week at Sardis Lake in Northern Mississippi.  We put in the PortaBote which created a gabfest about how it really can fold up and and then really float. We stayed on lower Sardis Lake which was a blessing (we had no idea when making the reservation) because it is a much smaller lake  than the upper lake – perfect for putting out juglines for catfish.

There are several Corp of Engineer Parks around both lakes – we stayed at the State Park so we could make reservations in advance.  Nice sites with not so nice restrooms.

Since we weren’t very prolific catching fish on our own, we hired Matt Blankenship of Good Times Guide Service to take us crappie fishing.  He took us to Enid Lake just south of Sardis Lake because he had been getting some nice sized crappie in the past two weeks.  He was wonderful to fish with – making sure we had a good time along with catching fish.  We caught 32 of the BIGGEST crappie we have ever caught along with a few catfish and white bass.  It was a very hot day – almost 100 degrees with not much wind however well worth it!

Next we’ll be headed to the only petrified forest in Eastern US in Flora, MS for a couple of days.32 monster crappieSardis campsite - lake view

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2 Responses to Finally on the move – Sardis Lake, MS

  1. Chuck Smith says:

    Glad you finally got on the road!! So, what did you do with all the fish???
    Wish I was fishin’!!

    • gconthemove says:

      We made sure to bring along a vacuum sealer so we put our share in the freezer – except for a BIG dinner of them the first night. They are so good! We just arrived in Alabama and talked to an ‘old timer’ here that will show us some crappie and bass spots nearby next week. Now that we have internet service, I’ll post some pics from our other places we stayed. Marathon Lake in Bienville National Forest was incredible.

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