Tom Hankins -Hoosier Crappie and Cat fishing

Tom Hankins -Hoosier Crappie and Cat fishing I no longer guide but I still fish and will continue to post on here. I was a successful guide for four straight years however life is too short to keep taking up all my weekends guiding so I retired.

However I still love fishing and sharing information about techniques and gear. I will continue to post pictures and fish tournaments as well.

Tom Hankins
Tom Hankins

Tom Hankins

Crappie and Cat fishing

20 Questions with a Crappie Pro Series 3 Tom Hankins « Crappie Crazy Crappie Fishing
20 Questions with a Crappie Pro Series 3 Tom Hankins « Crappie Crazy Crappie Fishing

20 Questions with a Crappie Pro Series 3 Tom Hankins « Crappie Crazy Crappie Fishing

Name: Thomas “ Tom “ HankinsHometown: Indianapolis, INYears Pro: 7Tournament Partner: Ron BilbreyHome Lake: Lake Monroe IndianaFavorite Lake: D’ArbonneBoat & Outboard: G3 Eagle Talon with a 150 Yamaha four strokeSponsors: Crappie Crazy, BnM Poles, Cumberland Crappie Custom Rod Holders, Lake Fork Tro...


Ron Bilbrey and myself leave in the morning for Grenada MS.
This has been a bucket list lake for me so the excitement of going is overwhelming.
Win or loose the ACT tournament we will have fun catching giant crappie.
I hope to post some pictures next week.


This weather is killing me.... I like that fact its warming up but the 1.5" of rain will keep me off the water once again this weekend.. :(
I will be making a trip south as soon as we have a forecast that doesn't include freezing rain.


It's time for some cold water action this weekend.


Ready for some cold water crappie action.


Lower unit lube changed, Outboard oil changed and now I'm ready to hit the road for some fishing...


Ok it's been a long hot wet summer.... I'm ready to get out and catch some crappie... We have the Indiana Slab Masters tournament on Raccoon Lake this Saturday...
The lake has been on a down turn for keeper size crappie so it's going to be whoever lucks out and lands that one good fish... Boring tournaments don't excite me... I like catching 10+ inch fish on a consistent basis instead of fishing 8 hours and praying for one over 9"... Oh well I will pay my dues and try my luck.. See ya there!


It's been over three weeks since I've wet a line. I'm almost through the stage of having the shakes but now the dreams of catching big crappie have begun.
I better get back out fishing soon because I'm not sure I can handle much more of this.
Please 90 Deg weather and rain go away!!!
I could use 50 Deg mornings with a high of 70.


Ready to get back out fishing for some catfish.


Indianapolis, IN


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