After Friday's hike I got out for about 45 minutes on Ninemile Pond, in Wilbraham. I was going to paddle and troll for some trout but there were two boats already doing that. So instead of everyone doing laps around the water I decided to hunt down some Crappie. There was a lot of action near a fallen tree that was 20' in the water, so that's where I started. I could see the hatch has already started and a buffet of insects was on the water. It's generally a tough deep bite with so many options on the surface. I caught a moderate size bluegill and dropped the bare jig hook into the water a few feet so I can reposition the canoe. As I grabbed the rod to reel it in I felt a jerk and there was a crappie. It wasn't a pretty way to catch a fish but I won’t complain. After I tossed the crappie I paddled to shore and packed up. It was just good to get out in the canoe. I haven’t figured out if it was the scent of the bait on the hook that might have been left over, the fact it was a red hook, or it was a defensive attack. I guess it doesn’t really matter, a fish on is a fish on.