Crappie season is welcome sign of spring

By Larry Woody, Outdoors Writer

As far as I’m concerned, there’s no fishing like crappie fishing, and springtime is prime time.

Part of the charm of crappie fishing is that it comes at a perfect time of year, signaling the end to a dark and dreary winter. Dogwoods are blooming, birds are singing and a bright sun warms our pale and puckered epidermis.

It’s a great time to be outdoors.

But that doesn’t explain it entirely. After all, other freshwater species of game fish also become active about the same time as crappie. And I have to admit an average-sized largemouth, white bass or channel cat puts up a harder fight on sporting tackle than does an average-sized crappie.

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