Crappie Basics #156: Fishing the Stems and Cypress

“Beginning sometime in February and going until mid-March when the lily pads top out, a fisherman can cast at Reelfoot. The stems are great. It’s a good time to catch big crappie. Probably my personal best on the lake was a limit doing this and it included five over two pounds. I rank Reelfoot high because you can catch fish there year round.

Ice fishing success!            “Later, you can pitch a slip-cork, live minnow and small split shot close to the roots of a cypress tree. The right depth is just under the roots of the bell.” –Ronnie Capps