Whitesburg KY

Gabby’s fishing fever

Crappie now biting in region’s lakes

Carr Creek Lake is mostly frozen over and just about impossible to fish right now. However, I have had a few reports about crappie on some lakes in Tennessee and parts of Alabama — areas not hit as bad by the weather as we were.

A few lucky anglers got to fish some of these lakes in the past few weeks and did pretty well fishing for crappie. Believe it or not, the first day of spring is not far away. This time of year has always been a signal to begin crappie fishing.

Crappie are the first fish many anglers will go after in the early spring. When the weather stabilizes in the early spring the crappie are one of the first fish to move shallow and follow the baitfish schools. Experienced anglers that know this will look for areas near shallow water but with deeper water close by. Big flats and areas that rising water has covered are great places to look for early season crappie.

Most fishermen will use small minnows and small crappie jigs such as tube baits and curly tail grubs.

As soon as the weather lets up a lot of us would like to get out and do some crappie fishing.

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