As I lay awake at 4:00 AM this morning I began contemplating if I could get into some Western Washington Crappie. A light breakfast and a few cups of coffee later, I kissed the wife and headed out the door by 6:00. Float tube inflated, 3wt rigged up and fishing within an hour. My game plan for the day was to fish water 10-15 feet deep trolling until I can locate some fish. I tolled around the lake for about an hour with nothing to hand other than a few trout. After switching spools on my reel and using a floating line with a small popper I began fishing the Lilly Pads, within five minutes I was into the Crappie. I ended the morning around 11:00 with 17 Crappie to hand, another dozen or so LDR'd and many many short strikes. All and all a great day and one hell of a tasty dinner tonight.