Patience for panfish

Posted: December 12, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Tiffany Usrey of Springdale catches a crappie near Horseshoe Bend park on Nov. 24 while she and her husband, Payton (left) fish at Beaver Lake. The couple cast jigs around submerged timber and docks to catch several crappie.

Payton and Tiffany Usrey knock on wood to catch cold-weather crappie at Beaver Lake, but not for good luck.

In black and white

White and black crappie inhabit Beaver Lake. In October, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission released 50,000 black crappie into the reservoir, raised at the Beaver Lake nursery pond.

Crappie must be 10 inches long to keep at Beaver. The daily limit is 15.

Source: Staff report

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