Crappie Bite Good On Area Lakes The crappie bite has been good on area lakes during the past week.
“They’ve been picking up some beautiful crappies on Buffalo Lake,” said Marshall County Conservation Officer Aaron Kahre. “The fish have been averaging between 10-13 inches. Fishermen are still picking up a few walleyes on Roy Lake in the mornings, but Cattail has slowed down a little, except for the guys who fish a lot and know where to go.”
Kahre said anglers have been using a variety of bait.
“Some are using a jig and minnow and others are using nightcrawlers. It depends on the day.”
Jeff Olson of Charlie’s Resort on Cottonwood Lake said some nice crappies have also been caught at Cattail and Red Iron.
“It hasn’t been a big bite, but they should start pretty soon,” said Olson. “They’ve also been catching crappies at Pickeral.”
Olson also heard reports of Roy and Cattail producing some walleyes, and some smallmouth bass were being caught at Clear Lake.”
Kids Fishing Derby On Saturday
The Marshall County Sportsmen’s Club is sponsoring its annual Free Kids Fishing Derby at White Lake Dam on Saturday.
Anglers should report to the dam and pick out a spot for a 7 p.m. start. Fishing will continue until 8:30 p.m. with prizes to everyone and a free lunch following the derby. Bait will be provided.
Marshall County Journal 2005