Lake Fork crappie guide Gary Paris offers crappie and catfish trips all year long. Lake Fork is full of both species. Brush piles and submerged vegetation are excellent crappie attractors. Both will hold large amounts of crappie at various times of the year.
As a professional Crappie guide I'll concentrate our efforts in deep water near the dam during the winter months. In late spring and early fall, we'll move to fish for crappie under the bridges (Highway 154, Highway 515, CR 2946 and CR 514). Live minnows and crappie jigs are among the most popular baits used.
During the months of December, January and February, there is no minimum length limit on crappie. Daily bag is 25 in any combination of black and white crappie, and all crappie caught must be retained (culling is not permitted.). In other months, crappie are subject to a 10-inch minimum length limit and a daily bag of 25.