Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Tom Steed Crappie Report

Lake Tom Steed crappie caught by Mike Diehl
Aspiring Pro Mike Diehl sends us this report from Lake Tom Steed:

Well, the bite is starting to happen at Tom Steed Lake. Catfish, hybrid, small bass and crappie can all be caught with a little patience and good timing. The cats and hybrid can be found on the flats while the bass and crappie are hiding near the banks and surrounding brush and cover.

I have fished for crappie before in Illinois but for some reason I have had a hard time figuring out Oklahoma-style crappie fishing. So today after landing six bass and one crappie on my Fishbelly Helix Buzz bait, it hit me! These crappie can be just as big and aggressive as bass, so let's go crappie fishing bassin' style and try what I know best. I rigged up a small spinner on my bass pole and gave it a shot with good results for a somewhat slow day.

Here are the nicest two of five I brought home - 2.0lb and 1lb 12oz.

Editor's Note: Thanks for the report Mike! Nice to know that the Helix Buzz works well on crappie too. I bet those slabs tasted great!!

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