Whitesburg KY

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Mostly white crappie are here

The spring crappie fishing is in full swing on most lakes, and we are blessed enough to have a lot of good crappie lakes in our area.

A lot of us grew up fishing for crappie in early spring. I know I did and still always look forward it. It was like the startup of the spring fishing season.

Crappie are fun fish to fish for and can grow to a big size of two to three pounds or bigger. Crappie come in two species, white crappie and black crappie. Here we have mostly white crappie and in Tennessee and farther south you will see more black crappie. Some lakes have a mix of both.

Both species can grow large and heavy. The white crappie will grow longer, but the black crappie will be fatter and thicker. Catching huge crappie is very special and it is a catch most anglers will not forget. Over the many years I have fished for white and black crappie in several states, I have caught many large ones and won several fishing tournaments with them.

Most of my really big crappie catches have come from deeper brush piles fishing at night with live minnows. There is just something magical about watching that bobber being pulled underwater at nighttime that I can never get tired of. So, I guess you know now that nighttime fishing for big crappie is my favorite time to fish for them.

If you have not had a chance to give some spring crappie fishing a try, you need to soon.

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