Crappie, walleye biting, spoonbill moving up

Posted April 3, 2014 at 11:32 am

Taberville Report

by Linda McCallister

Dains Fish Farm

Quite a few of the smaller spoonbill males are moving up. The biggest caught over the weekend was a 71 pound female. Bobby and Sharon’s daughter’s fiancé caught that one out of a boat. They caught several smaller ones and one other keeper. The smaller ones were males.

Sharon said they have been catching quite a few white cats and channel cats on rod and reel baiting with nightcrawlers. She didn’t specifically say what size, but good size to eat.

There’s been some crappie caught out of the south lake at Schell close to the bank on live minnows.

We’re hoping to get some rain in the next two or three days. The river is really low and we’re hoping some water in it will help.

Matt McConnel, who works for Conservation, told me the other day that the water temperature was either 56 or 58. So, that’s in our favor. Instinct tells them it’s time.

Lake Stockton Report

by Mary Tinucci

Stockton State Park Marina

Fishing is pretty darned good, I think.

They’ve been catching crappie and walleye. The walleye are on the face of the dam and on points 13 to 15 ft. deep.

They were catching crappie in the coves around where the tires are in the water. Crappie are hitting on minnows, Slab Busters, jigs.