Texas Crappie – Fish After Hunting
Papermouth, lanternfish, sac au lait, white perch and speckled perch are just a few of the names given to the crappie. It is pronounced CROP e, in case you are wondering.
Regardless of what you call them, the crappie is one of the South’s premier fisheries and Pintail Hunting Club has two lakes that offer the best Texas crappie fishing you could ask for.
Because you are fishing in lakes, the crappie will school in certain places depending on the time of year. You are sure to find them hanging out near underwater structure, like sunken Christmas trees, most of the time. You will not have to hunt for these underwater forests at Pintail Hunting Club; our guides will pinpoint the places you need to fish.
Your day at Pintail Hunting Club begins before day breaks. You will be out there before daylight for Texas waterfowl hunting and on your way back El Cielo Lodge before 10 a.m. This gives you plenty of time to get in some quality Texas crappie fishing on our 17-acre lake. You can fish until early afternoon before heading out for the day’s final hunt.
Crappie are one of the best eating fish around. When you catch a stringer of crappie, our staff will clean and prepare them for shipping, then you can go shoot some pheasant or quail. We will make sure to pack your fillets to be separate from your birds.
What To Bring
You will need typical panfish equipment. Four- to 10-pound test is all you need. If you prefer poles to rod and reel, make sure you use the really long poles. Crappie will run deep, especially in winter and you have to get down to them.
Small grubs, tubes, jigs and spinnerbaits work best. They can be trolled, jigged or cast. Small silver spoons are best jigged in deep water or trolled. Best of all is to tip a white or black marabou jig with a live minnow. Crappie just can’t resist the combination.
Once you find a school, stay with them until you catch all you want. Crappie are prolific breeders, so our lakes always have plenty for you to catch.
Crappie can be caught year round, if you know where to find them. Pintail Hunting Club’s guides know exactly where to find these scrappy fish. What you learn fishing here will help you catch crappie wherever you fish next.