The french word for crappie (SACALICE) or (White perch) are known all across North America for their delicious table fair. And Oklahoma has one of the top rated crappie lakes in the nation here at Lake Eufaula.
Listen, if you don't take advantage of this great opportunity to catch a nice mess of crappie , then you are just missing out on some of Lake Eufaula's best fishing action of the year.
We notice when the water temperature reaches 65 degrees, the crappie start moving to the shore to spawn. We rig a 10 ft. pole with 6 ft of line. tie a 1/8 ounce black and pink jig on the end - and that's all you need! Some call this style of fishing doodlesocking, where you just wade along the bank and dip your bait close to a stump, log, rock or any thing that might cast some shade or hold fish.
Some prefer a slip cork which can also be a very effective method of pulling in some nice crappie during the spawn. Set your stopper at about one foot, pitch it down the bank and give it a short pull. Let it sit and repeat. Keep in mind that while crappie is on their nests, they won't feed. The bite you feel is a result of a fish defending it's nest.
If you start catching bass on the bank, you know the crappie spawn is almost over. Not all crappie spawn at the same time. This process can last several weeks depending on the weather and water temperature.
Now is a great time to introduce a friend to fishing. Spawning crappie make for some very exciting fishing action.
Keep your hooks sharp and respect mother nature!
Go fishing with father and son team Dennis and Dusty Keener on beautiful Lake Eufaula. Book your trip by calling 918-470-7133 or 918-470-642 or by visiting their website at www.dandkguideservice.com. 2