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Eagle Lake

Monday, March 27, 2017 8:59 AM

Yore Country Store has plenty of bait and supplies.

***New crappie regulations went into effect October 1, 2015.  The creel limit was reduced from 50 to 30 fish per angler, and all fish 11" and under must be released immediately.***


Bass fishing is good for Eagle.  A pair of anglers caught 8 healthy bass in a few hours Saturday, and another had success over the weekend as well.  Chartreuse spinnerbaits are working very well currently. Largemouth bass must be over 16" to keep.


Bream fishing is fair.  Crickets and tightlining with worms are the best bets.


Eagle 3 8 2017 crappie


Eagle 2.5 crappie pair

A pair of healthy 2.5 pound Eagle Lake crappie!

Crappie fishing was very good before the rain, then it slowed a bit.  Several boats had over 20 fish, and all  were nice, healthy fish, with quite a few over 2 pounds.  Every catch averaged over a pound per fish in total weight, and most were closer to a pound and a half average. Remember, crappie must be over 11" to keep at Eagle Lake.  Anglers were having success at various depths; some were doing well in 5 to 6 feet of water around the piers, while others did well trolling in 8 to 12 feet of water.  Jigs and minnows were both being used successfully.


The catfish are biting; anglers are having success with minnows.  Crappie anglers are catching good numbers and sizes of catfish.  Try tightlining with worms, minnows, or your favorite catfish bait.

White bass

There haven't been any white bass seen during creels yet, so not much to report.  The mouth of Muddy Bayou is often a good place to try.  There is no limit on these fish, but there is a 6 fish limit on hybrid striped bass and they must be over 15" to keep.


Click here for a lake depth map with fish attractor locations.


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