The Spring crappie spawn at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge pulls in crappie fisherman from all over the North Texas and Southern Oklahoma regions. The spawning season for crappies begins in late March or early April in Texas. During this time, crappie will flood the shallows , waiting for that perfect water temperature. Water temperature typically needs to be above 57 degrees so they can spawn.
Crappie fishing on Lake Texoma
Crappie, black and white combined, are the most popular panfish in Texas. The crappie, is the third most preferred group overall, ranking behind only “bass” and “catfish.” Crappie are sought after by both bank and boat anglers, there is ample opportunities around boat slips and marinas for angler without boats.
Typically, minnows are the preferred bait, often producing monumental results when an aggregation is located, usually around submerged trees, boat docks, or other submerged structures. White crappie in excess of 4.5 pounds have been caught throughout various Texas waters.
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