The crappie fishing is about to bust loose at Lake Eufaula. The spawn is late this year across the state but the fishing is really starting to pick up on Oklahoma’s best crappie lake.
Dalvin Sukenis of Lexington, who was raised in Hartshorne, knows how to catch crappie on Lake Eufaula about as well as anybody and just returned Friday from spending three days on the lake, landing a bunch of nice slabs.
“I spent parts of three days fishing for crappie in shallow water with chest waders and an innertube seat on the Gaines Creek area at the south end of Lake Eufaula,” Sukenis said.
Sukenis was fishing with a grub called the Electric Chicken with 1/8th ounce Gamakatsu jig head and crappie nibbles. He uses an 8-foot Wally Marshall rod spooled with 10-pound test.
“(April) 16 was my best day. I caught 37 crappie in 5 hours, the largest weighed 2 pounds,” Sukenis said. “The 37 weighed a total of 40 pounds. Three-fourths of the fish were males so I think they are about ready to turn it on, with a few warm days the spawn should be in full swing.”
On the other two days, Sukenis added 44 more crappie to his stringer – 22 fish each day - for a total of 81 in three days.