POSTED: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 6:52pm
UPDATED: Monday, December 23, 2013 - 9:36am
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — There's nothing more fun than crappie fishing in East Texas.
The recent rain and warm temperatures have not kept fisherman from lakes.
A Game Warden, Brad Clark with Texas Parks and Wildlife tells KETK, Crappie fish are among the most popular fish in Texas.
Clark says, since they spawn in Spring fishing may be slow, but they are biting.
White and black crappie fish known as white perch are what some East Texans love to fish for.
Texas Parks and Wildlife reports crappie spawn in one to six feet of water and peak in water temperatures between 68 and 72 degrees.
Recent warm temperatures in East Texas have slowed crappie fishing down.
"Talking to fisherman if you get out there early in the morning if you can make yourself get up and get out there before sunrise you can probably catch some crappie, but midday and afternoon you're not going to catch much right now," says Clark.
One fisherman tell us, even though Crappie fishing is popular in Spring, they are still biting.
"Fishing is good, crappie fishing is good, catfishing is good, bass fishing is good, top water lures, square bill crankbait 5 to 10 feet," says Matthew Derr, Sportline Manager at Gander Mountain in Tyler.
Clarks tell us, Crappie are fun to catch. "They're good to eat and you can catch a lot of them, so there's nothing, there's no secret I can't tell you that people in East Texas don't already know. Crappie fishing is fun and it's a good time to enjoy the family and get out and enjoy the family and the outdoors."