Congratulations to the Crappie Psychic team for placing 7th in the Mr. Crappie Classic on Lake Ouachita in Arkansas and representing Louisiana well. Pro staffers Andre Smith and Tim Hebert claim it was the toughest tournament that they have ever fished due to the amount of fishing pressure in Lake Hamilton.
The pro staffers fished brush piles in 15 feet of water near brush piles and peers using the Crappie Psychic black and chartreuse petit minnow and the blue ice Bobby Garlin baby chad, according to Smith.
“It was tough, by far the toughest lake we’ve fished,” Smith said. “The crappie were deep but not because of the heat, that’s actually a misconception.”
Crappie will come to shallow water in the heat only if there is a lack of oxygen near the bottom; this behavior has nothing to do with temperature, according to Smith.
Smith said the team’s average crappie caught weighed 1 and a quarter pounds.