Spring Crappie Fishing in Mississippi Heating Up: Shallow Water Action Ahead!

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  • Casey's avatar

    👍🏼I recall that they were usually full swing around the Kentucky derby in the st. Louis area 🤙🏽

  • Hunter's avatar

    @Casey April should be good around this area. Seems to be early this year!

  • Appalachian's avatar

    Good grief man!

  • Hunter's avatar

    @Appalachian as a native Tennesseean you gotta go to Mississippi at least once to experience their fishery it’s unreal!

  • Appalachian's avatar

    @Hunter sounds like I need to. I've been out the northeast corner alot out in Tigrett, Thorny Cypress, Bogota and of course Reelfoot. We've threatened to make a trip to fish but sounds like we need to jump the river

  • Hunter's avatar

    @Appalachian I’ve heard great things about reelfoot. Have a lot of friends up that way. I’ve never fished it myself. The big 4 in Mississippi all usually get good before reelfoot just based on water temperature and we like to wade for them in the shallows.

  • Appalachian's avatar

    @Hunter nice, yeah that'd be pretty neat to do. Now that I think about it I know I spot on a small lake with some flooded brush I may have to check out. Honestly I've not targeted crappie much, what temp should I look for them to be up in the brush

  • Hunter's avatar

    @Appalachian 55°-65° is when they will be there. Vertical jig slow in around 3 foot of water and you should catch a few!

  • Appalachian's avatar

    @Hunter sweet and turkey season is opens earlier there....Now my gears are turning for a cast and blast!

  • Hunter's avatar

    @Appalachian just remember if you hunt public ground in MS you have to get drawn the first two weeks statewide. I didn’t get drawn this year so I’ll be headed to Florida tomorrow!

  • Appalachian's avatar

    @Hunter good to know, I was just looking at maps and licenses. I'll have to scratch that for this year then. And that's awesome! You headed for deep south Osceolas or take anything that gobbles?

  • Hunter's avatar

    @Appalachian not going to venture that far south this year but I hope to in the seasons to come. I drew Illinois and I plan on hitting Georgia and Missouri for the first time this year. I’m pumped.

  • Appalachian's avatar

    @Hunter Wow, you ain't playing around man. I haven't been out of state for turkey but have for Elk in CO and ducks in MO and NoDak.

    We got spoiled by the 4 bird limits in the past and now the 2 bird limit don't quite scratch the itch even though I still call for people all the rest of season.

    I definitely plan on branching out to some other states for turkey soon. And this year I'm making a point to try to get one with my longbow without a blind

  • Hunter's avatar

    @Appalachian that would be epic! I’ve never taken any turkeys with a bow. But I’ve also been limited to public land so I try to untilize every opportunity. That being said we had several on my farm a couple weeks ago so I might have try it this year. You are in the eastern part of the state? I must say I feel like traveling for turkeys is much easier than deer and waterfowl. Less gear and if they are gobbling good the tenure of your hunt it is generally easy to locate them.

  • Appalachian's avatar

    @Hunter I'm mid eastern really. I've got more public land within a 2 hour radius than I could hunt in a lifetime. I kill most of my birds on public but do hunt private from time to time. Planning on chasing them on public with the longbow, I usually get em into 25 yards or so the way I like to set up on em. Gonna try to kneel behind a big tree and keep it between us till the last second. Might even stand behind it, we'll see.

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