John's Journal... Entry 104, Day 1
DOG DAY CRAPPIE
Hot-Weather Crappie-Catching Tactics
EDITOR'S NOTE: Roger Gant of Corinth, Mississippi, has fished Pickwick Lake on the Tennessee River for more than 40 years. Fishermen haven't historically recognized Pickwick Lake, located on the Alabama/Tennessee/Mississippi border, as a crappie lake. However, Gant guides on Pickwick Lake more than 200 days a year and consistently catches good limits of slab crappie. Most crappie fishermen don't successfully catch crappie during the Dog Days of summer. But, Gant catches more crappie in the summer than any other time of the year. This week we'll look at Gant's secrets to catching Dog-Day crappie.
Question: Roger, how do the crappie behave when the weather
turns so hot you can fry eggs on the sidewalk?
Question: What bait do you use to catch these fish?
Do you use a live minnow?
Question: Do you troll for crappie?
learn more about crappie fishing with Roger Gant, call him at (731) 689-5666
or (662) 287-2017. For more information on staying at Pickwick Landing
State Park on Pickwick Lake, contact the Hardin County Convention and
Visitor’s Bureau at firstname.lastname@example.org, call (731) 925-8181
or (800) 552-3866, or visit www.tourhardincounty.org. Pickwick Landing
State Park offers fishing, boating, hiking, camping, swimming and golf.
Lodging includes the lakeside inn with over 100 rooms, cabins that sleep
eight and a campground that contains 48 sites with grill and electric/water
hookup at each site. A restaurant at the park offers delicious southern
cuisine. Call (731) 689-3135 or (800) 250-8615 to learn more.
Check back each day this week for more about P-Arrow Plantation...
Day 1 -Hot-Weather Crappie-Catching