Okatibbee Reservoir: CRAPPIE
The spawn is still on with the recent higher water causing much of the grass to be under water. The crappie spawn will be hard to judge with all the early warm weather this year. A few boats are still catching fish in the grass and others pictured below are taking fish next to trees and brush. If you are not catching any in the shallows try different depths as fish transition to deeper water after spawning. New structures were added Saturday 2/25/17. See the new GPS locations below. NO CURRENT REPORTS AT THIS TIME.
Bass bite continues to be good. Carolina rigs fished slowly can be productive. Bass have been moving shallow and on the rocks but their spawn should be winding up. The last report was rated as good.
Catfish can be targeted with trot lines and jugs out in open water. Tightlining on the bottom with liver, worms or blood baits can also be very good methods for harvesting catfish this time of year. NO CURRENT REPORTS AT THIS TIME.
Bream should be holding in 8 - 10 ft. of water around brush piles or other types of natural structure. Tightlining on the bottom with crickets or worms will be the best method for catching bream early in the year. NO CURRENT REPORTS AT THIS TIME.