Crappie Pick Up the Pace Everywhere


This week marked the best reports yet for crappie in Arkansas, both in catches and size, from the southwest at Millwood to the northern reaches of the state. Ty Rowland was all smiles after landing this nice crappie at Blue Mountain Lake, which is near Mount Magazine. We don’t hear a lot from Blue Mountain for the report, but consider this a tip that it’s crappie time there.

At Greers Ferry Lake, guide Tommy Cauley says crappie are in all three phases of spawn. It’s obvious throughout the state that the unusual winter-to-spring weather threw off the crappie spawn by a few weeks, and it appears the same thing happened with largemouth bass and their spawn. But anglers are enjoying an active bite now. Below, a couple from central Texas, the Furhmans, went fishing with guide Mike Siefert at Millwood Lake and found themselves in the middle of slab crappie for a big day, their third visit to the big lake, Mike said.

There are plenty of other great reports this week, so if you can dodge the raindrops, you will find some hungry crappie and bass, and more, out there.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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