Troll with the flow – Trolling for Crappies at Beaver Lake

The mid-June morning was hot and so was the catching. Wiegmann and Glenn caught the first crappie not long after their crank baits were in the water. Wiegmann had the hot hand catching most of their fish from the stern. Nearly every crappie was a keeper from 12 to 14 inches long.

Crappie must be 10 inches or longer to keep at Beaver Lake. The daily limit is 15 per angler.

The pair spent their morning trolling in an area of Point 12, where the White and War Eagle river arms meet on the upstream end of Beaver Lake. They called it a day around 11 a.m. when nature turned up the heat. The count was 15 big crappie in the livewell.

Beaver Lake is a recipient of fish habitat funding, with major plans to reduce streambank erosion and improve water quality and habitat in the reservoir.

Read the full article at: Troll with the flow - The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette