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June 30 2020, 07:34 PM #1

Jay Reese

Slot Fish

Member Since : 2013
Number of Posts : 140

Good crappie fishing

Am taking a lady friend of mine fishing and wanting to catch some crappie. ive done well at black hat on them and occasionally a big one at triple J. was curious if anyone had any additional suggestions

July 01 2020, 01:52 PM #2

Keith Barfield

Fingerling

Member Since : 2015
Number of Posts : 74

Jay,

While I was not targeting crappie, I caught 3 large black crappie at Tushka, Ok, around the timber on left side of creek channel in the middle of lake.  Should have stopped bass fishing, but did not.

Keith

 

 

July 02 2020, 06:21 AM #3

Robert Lundin

Keeper

Member Since : 2002
Number of Posts : 297

Always picked up a few crappies at Julian. Never targeted them.  Mr. Julian told me that he would go out and catch 25.   I caught them at south end around pump house also the island on west side. Real shallow lake and no idea how many crappie it supports. I never caught one over 10".

July 02 2020, 07:53 AM #4

Jay Reese

Slot Fish

Member Since : 2013
Number of Posts : 140

Ok cool. Only place consistently caught them is black hat... some giant ones in triple j but its not consistent....they maybe in deep part of lake there now not certain

July 02 2020, 12:00 PM #5

Jim Bennett

Slot Fish

Member Since : 2019
Number of Posts : 101

I believe Hickory Creek Ranch (at the dock) is probably the most consistent lake for good numbers of keeper crappie.  Probably second best is Tushka Oak Meadows.   We caught 24 big 12-13" black crappie in a couple of hours back in April (pic below).  Right now the grass is really thick at Tushka so they may be hard to find until fall.  We catch several slabs every time at Tushka, even when only bass fishing.

July 02 2020, 12:20 PM #6

Jay Reese

Slot Fish

Member Since : 2013
Number of Posts : 140

Only been to tushka once. Only got to fish couple hours due to one of those big Oklahoma thunderstorms lol. That road pretty bad how did u get your big boat down there....been couple years ago since I was there.....appreciate input everyone.

July 04 2020, 08:17 AM #7

Jim Bennett

Slot Fish

Member Since : 2019
Number of Posts : 101

Jay, the road was re-done recently, as the owner has built a new barn/cabin on the other (east) side of the lake.  It's nice smooth gravel all the way to the launch.  The road now goes around to the right, south of the lake, and the new launch is on the east side next to the dam.  Easy launch, however the grass is very thick and tough in mid-summer. Crappie are harder to find in the grass.  In the fall it dies back.  Once you find the crappie you can catch good numbers easily.  We normally find them on the north 1/3 of the lake 8-10 ft water, somewhere between the grass edge and the timber.  We have never found them directly in the timber or in water deeper than about 10 ft. 

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