Poinsett Lake

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By larry bivens - Posted on 09 June 2010

I live in Jonesboro,Arkansas and fish Poinsett lake very often for crappiei. I slow troll most of the time using 14' Capps & Coleman B&M poles. I fished last Saturday for about (3) hours in the afternoon and managed to catch about (10) keepers using 1/8 oz mini jigs tipped w/minnows. I caught probably 35-40 small crappie but only keep (10). I was fishing in 14-18 water and caught most of my keepers about 10' deep. I also have a cabin at Sardis Mississippi and I went down the weekend of Memorial Day but had my grandkids with me ages 5,7,9 yr. old and didn't get to fish(pulled them on tubes on lower lake)I am a new member of Crappie 101(March'10) but I enjoy reading about other fishing trips and also techniques that are used.I have fished Crappiematers tournaments in the past but have not had a chance to fish any tournaments this year(last tournament I fished was National Championship @ Grenada last year)

Beau Butler's picture

Welcome aboard Larry. I think sometimes the "carp fishermen" rub off a little on all of us. We all like to catch a live well full of slabs, but it's fun just to catch any crappiei sometimes.
I have been fishing for many years, but have learned a lot of new techniques from this site, sometimes I kind of mix it up and it works for me. These guys are what I call "dedicated" crappie fishermen, and like I have said many times, a crappie doesn't know what state it's in, so it works in many places and different lakes. Like "slow trolling", had never done it before I read about it on 101, I love it...
I have also made a lot of new friends thanks to Crappie101. I can't wait to fish with some of these guys.
I look forward to hearing more of your fishing stories and seeing some pics.

Ray's picture

Larry welcome to the site. We thank you for your reports. Sardis is one of my favorite lakes that I do not get to very often but I am planning on taking the family there in 2 weeks. The plan will be pull crank baits till it gets hot then pull kids on the tube. My first crappie fishingi trip was to Sardis lake. We fished out of a rented boat with a 7.5 Mercury and a paddle. Had cane poles nylon line and huge corks. Never forget that. Did not sleep a wink the night before... That is what I think about now when I include my kids on fishing trips.


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