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    Red face crappie on Barkley

    I'm planning a trip to Barkley(mid to northern) for crappie in late April. We(Pop and me) have'nt been in many years so I'm just looking for a few tips/suggestoins on bait types and colors and what water level and temp to watch for. Any help will greatly appreciated.

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    Re: crappie on Barkley

    Late April will be post spawn for the crappie, so the fish will be more scattered, or at least starting that way. I'd recommend 1/16th oz twister tail jigs or tubes (or both) in a variety of colors so you have what they want. I'd start with chartreuse, white, yellow, black, red/white and a pumpkinseed or watermelonseed. Also some Roadrunner jig heads as well. Make sure you have the rigging and buckets to do minnows if that's what they want. Water level starts to rise toward summer pool on April 1st, but can vary with weather.

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    Re: crappie on Barkley

    I've usually done pretty good in the creek where Buzzard Roost is. Just north of Kuttawa. Caught em scattered from marina on back to back of creek arms. If you can, take minnows with you. The bait stores out there sell those shiner minnows, not as good in my opinion.

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