Tri-Lakes Outdoors

Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun February 18, 2018
PHOTO BY: COURTESY OF KEITH SUTTON

A late-winter fishing trip on DeGray Lake often produces big stringers of good-eating crappie for anglers like Keith Sutton of Alexander, left, and Alex Hinson of Paron.

These hot spots serve up great crappie fishing

Crappie can be caught year-round in Arkansas. My favorite fishing season, however, is the prespawn period in late February and early March. Crappie are preparing to invade the shallows to reproduce this time of year, and they gather in sometimes astounding numbers along bottom creek channels and other structures that lead them from deep winter haunts to near-shore nesting areas. I’m usually getting the fishing itch after winter’s cold m... READ MORE

Some Arkansas fishermen are real jokers KEITH SUTTON/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Want to learn more about practical joking? Let me suggest you hang around some Arkansas fishermen awhile. It’s almost certain you won’t have to wait long before witnessing shenanigans intended to embarrass, perplex or discomfort the victims.

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