Crappie fever

Tasty gamefish respond to multiple tactics at popular lakes, rivers

Posted: April 9, 2017 at 2:25 a.m.

Bill Eldridge of Benton has been catching white crappie (left) and black crappie in shallow water at Lake Ouachita in the past couple of weeks.

Bill Eldridge of Benton has been catching white crappie (left) and black crappie in shallow water at Lake Ouachita in the past couple of weeks.

Crappie are biting all over the state right now, and this is the easiest time to catch them.

Crappie are darkly colored at Lake Ouachita right now, which Bill Eldridge says means they have been in shallow water for a while.

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