Nearly every fisherman I have talked to lately has told me of some good crappie fishing action.
One man who lives in the Cave Run Lake area in Morehead caught a giant crappie there weighing in at a little more than two pounds and measured more than 18 inches long. That is a super nice crappie anywhere.
Crappie can grow to more than three pound in some areas. Crappie this size are rare and very sought after. Over the past several years I have been blessed to have caught three crappie more than 17 inches. The crappie has long been one of my favorite fish to catch.
Crappie will feed in warm weather and in the cooler months and this makes them a very popular fish for many anglers. My favorite time is early spring and late fall and early winter.
I have had a lot of good reports on good crappie fishing from several Tennessee lakes. Most anglers report water surface temperatures in the 82 to 84 degree range. When the surface temps get into the 78-degree range the fall fishing season will be in full swing for fish such as bass, crappie, walleye, and musky.
Many anglers look forward to this season all year and it will not be much longer before it arrives.