Lakes with Good Crappie.

Discussion in 'Pan Fish' started by WhiteTailer, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. WhiteTailer

    WhiteTailer Active Member

    Apr 20, 2005
    its getting close to that time, my Boat is almost ready to go with new floors, live well and a few other things.

    now i woulf like to ask the Crowd... what lakes are good for Crappie. i wont mind driving from Columbia. wont mind taking someone with as soon as the Boat is done.

    just looking for the inside scoop. Mark Twain? Thomas Hill? Little Dixie? Finger Lakes?

    any thoughts, if you dont want to say in Public, u2u me your Favorite spot..PLEEEEEASSSSSSSEEEEEEE
  2. danceswithbooze

    danceswithbooze New Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Listen to the crickets chirp on this one! :pop:

    White Tailer-- I'm new to MO and wasn't here for the crappie season last spring but we did get settled enough for me to make a few trips with the boat to Mark Twain throughout the summer. Every time we hit the lake we tried a different finger and never went home empty handed. A couple of times we limited with nice fish. I hope this helps a little, but I'll be watching with you for other "natives" to respond.

    And heck even if they don't half the fun is finding them. Just drop me a line next time your lookin for a fishin partner and we'll do some exploring.

  3. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    MT has my vote too.

    Its been very good the last 5 yrs after folks put enough pressure on the corps of engineers to quit fiddling with the lake level.
  4. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO

    Sorry....I only know of one EXCELLENT crappie hole, and its a pond, and I was taken to it blind folded.....literally.

    Only other fishing that I know is just 'good'. None better than the rest.

    Water depth, structure, presentation, jig color.

  5. WhiteTailer

    WhiteTailer Active Member

    Apr 20, 2005
    COME ON Parker!! tell me something i dont know...thats what im after.

    DWB lets do it. i am working with a fever pitch and lots of beer to get my boat done.

    then its nuttin but Fishin
  6. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO
    Sorry WTer,

    I can't TELL you secrets, I'm the SHOW kind, so you'll have to take me along when you find some good spots! HEHE!

    No, seriously, the best lake that I've ever fished for crappie is Smithville, but I've fished it for 16 of my 25 years of life, so that's why its my favorite.

  7. kc704

    kc704 Senior Member

    Dec 9, 2004

    We still on to fish S'ville this year?? I am getting anxious!!!

    Sorry to hijack!!!
  8. PMan

    PMan Retired

    Dec 3, 2002
    Tablerock--then Bull Shoals---then Stockton.:cheers:
  9. huntforfunnfood

    huntforfunnfood New Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    new bloomfield mo
    truman is my frist choice and marktwain is second

    truman has some pretty good size water and that lake can get rough i mean really rough you have to have a boat that can handle it or pay alot of attention to the weather
    we have a 17 ft deep v bottom boat and i have been on that lake at times i really really should have been loaded up and back on the road
  10. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO
    Yeah, I'm still planning on it KC. I've got some things on my plate that may change that, but at this point, I'm ON!

  11. xx75

    xx75 Active Member

    Lake of the Ozarks early before the big boats get busy, MT and Truman are both good. Have a great day xx75-Billy Bridges
  12. caf4

    caf4 Active Member

    Feb 26, 2004
    St. Charles, MO
    My choices are...

    (1) Truman (because I have had great success in both size and quantity)
    (2) Stockton (because I know how to fish it and it USED to be great and may be again...real soon)
    (3) Mark Twain (because it is close)
  13. WhiteTailer

    WhiteTailer Active Member

    Apr 20, 2005
    Thanks for all your Help. Last year because of the timing of the Move here i missed most of the spring Fishing.

    i Fished a lot but mostly at the Lakes around Columbia, Little Dixie and i really like Finger Lakes SP just because no one goes there.

    im going to spread my wings this year, Thomas Hill and Mark Twain. will also try Stockton and truman.

    with the trout Fishing, i read that Cosmo Bethal lake in Columbia is stocked with trout, may have to do that before work in the Mornings.
  14. shooter22

    shooter22 New Member

    Jan 16, 2003
    Fort Scott, KS
    truman, for me , big crappie ans lots of them:cool:
  15. Hatch

    Hatch New Member

    Jul 17, 2005
    OFallon MO
    Mark Twain is a sure bet for alot of fish but size seems to go year to year and day to day sometimes..
  16. riverbottomhunter

    riverbottomhunter Well-Known Member

    Sep 27, 2005
    Chariton Co.
    There is a small public lake just outside of Salisbury that use to have the best crappie fishing that I had ever seen. About 3-4 years ago they dumped several truckloads of minnows in it and it hasn't been the same since.
  17. fishermen

    fishermen New Member

    Dec 7, 2006
    lakes to go to

    Well man if you want to catch crappie then you should go to Thomas Hill, Mark Twain and Long Branch lakes.
  18. fishermen

    fishermen New Member

    Dec 7, 2006
    welll let me know what you think
  19. ARbowshooter

    ARbowshooter New Member

    Nov 20, 2006
    I can show you places on stockton and pomme de terre both we've fished with ice forming at the ensd of the pole and still slayed the crappie
  20. Mike911

    Mike911 New Member

    Apr 21, 2003
    You better not or there may be ice forming on some places you don't want them.:rotfl: