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Crappie Fishing on Area Lakes

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Tom Behrens has over 50 years experience in fishing and hunting across the United States. Much of this time was spent in Oklahoma and Texas where he became very familiar with the outdoor opportunities in these states. You may contact him by email at: tomdoglover29@aol.com




Crappie are being taken on traditional crappie baits … jigs and minnows. On the deeper impoundments the fish have been found suspended in 30 feet of water, about 14-16 feet from the surface. You can catch a few off bigger brush piles, but the bite is slow.

On smaller lakes, crappie have been caught tossing a jig across a lay-down in12-16 feet of water. Let it drift back across it. If you can get your jig to just clip the top of the lay down you will get more bites. The lay-downs that have been drawing much of the action are not much more than two-feet high.

Salt and Pepper seems to be the best color, with a darker color on the top of the jig. Anglers in the know are recommending the Crappie Magnet.

Crappie sizes are getting bigger with several reported catches of fish over two pounds.




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Possum Kingdom Lake Fishing Report from TPWD (Jan. 22)

GOOD. Water clear; 48-49 degrees; 0.62’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on crankbaits, plastic worms and spinnerbaits on quick dropping points and main lake structure. Crappie are good on jigs, and minnows. White bass are fair on jigs, slabs, and spoons in the same habitat as largemouth. Striped bass are fair on live shad and jigs trolling mid-lake humps. Catfish are good on cut bait, live sunfish, and stinkbait.