Tadpole's Outdoor Blog

March 6, 2013

good crappie fishing on Toledo just around the corner


With the north wind howling

I was able to catch several nice crappie

in 12 to 15 foot of water on hair jigs.

The bite was slow but steady.

Surface temperature … 57*

February 19, 2013

Grandson Garrett loves to catch crappie



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February 15, 2013

Johnny can catch those Toledo Bend crappie


He found these nice crappie in deep water grass.



Cold fronts with north wind move the crappie our just a little deeper.

February 12, 2013

Toledo Bend Crappie are turning on


David is one of our neighbors and he proudly shows off a couple

of Toledo Bend crappie.

Using his favorite crappie jig,

he caught a near limit of slabs.

January 2, 2012

Brett learning to tie crappie jigs

Later we will be going crappie fishing,

so Brett wanted to tie his own crappie jig.


Crappie fishing was slow.


Once the crappie turn on,

Brett will need to tie more jigs.

December 13, 2011

Crappie Bite is Hot


The lake level is down.

Difficult to get up the creeks.

But low water makes easy fishing in tributaries.


A limit of 25 crappie ready to be filleted.


These fillets will now be seasonal and dip in meal.


Seasoned and ready for the freezer.


Frozen into fish strips.

Ready for the grand-kids.

Sure makes it is to cook fish.

November 18, 2011

Slow crappie fishing today

This small bass hit a crappie jig


This only crappie of the day.

December 27, 2010

High cold east winds and crappie were slow

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with the east wind howling a temperature hovering around 40*

the crappie were on a slow bite.

Caught most of these on minnows.

December 9, 2010

another nice batch of crappie 12/09/10

Filed under: Fishing & Hunting — Freddie Keel @ 10:56 pm
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Largest weighed 2.25 pounds with three weighing nearly two pounds and

several above 1.25 pounds.

It was really a nice stringer of big winter time crappie caught in 15′ on a creek channel.

When cleaning previous catches, I discovered their stomachs full of small bream so I put out a perch trap

and started fishing with small perch with great success.

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