Outdoor Writer Curt Hicken came down from Alton yesterday to try out the crappie fishing at Crab Orchard Lake.
To say the fish were biting might just be an understatement. He and Tyson Shoot of SnS Guide Service caught 50 in two hours. That's Tyson holding up part of the catch.
At lunch yesterday Curt said a whole lot of St. Louis fishermen were looking for a better crappie lake since the fishing flattened out at Mark Twain Lake in Missouri. As he found out yesterday, the rumors of good crappie at Crab Orchard are in fact true.
Refuge Manager Dan Frisk also told him yesterday that his fisheries experts tell him next year will be even better.