•Oklahoma is blessed with good crappie fishing across the state. In addition to Canton Lake, among the best are Lake Eufaula, Kaw Lake and Hugo Lake. In the Oklahoma City area, Lake Thunderbird and Arcadia Lake are popular choices.
•At Lake Arcadia, crappie fishing can be good off the dock at Spring Creek Park. It's enclosed and handicap accessible, but there is a fee charged to enter the park.
•To reach Donnie Jinkens' guide service on Canton Lake, call (580) 886-2652 or (580) 886-5170.
By Ed Godfrey