Leland Shanks of Longtown, maker of Cherokee Rods, sent me some photos and a fishing report from Lake Eufaula.
Shanks and his wife, Sissy, were catching crappie Saturday on cork / jigs at 1-foot depths, working bank structure.
“The crappie are in stage mode with small pods of fish breaking off and coming to the banks and old road beds,” Shanks said Monday night. “Some are heavy with eggs and others are developing. Males are showing dark coloration but no worn tails yet. The full moon week of April 17th should produce lots of bedding activity.”
Eufaula is Oklahoma’s most prolific crappie lake.