Crappie Fishing Tips and Techniques

In lakes across the US Crappie are quickly becoming one the most sought after fish for anglers to pursue. These hard little fighters make great dinner fair but many fishermen are now catching and releasing them to ensure there large numbers in the years to come.

Catching 50 or more crappie in a day is possible but more often than not a good day would be 12 to 15 crappies with a few really nice crappie.

Where to Fish for Crappie

Generally crappie will be found in large schools and can be targeted in one area once you find a school of fish. Crappie almost always relate to structure such as trees, stumps, ledges, or humps. Areas such as trees along the banks will hold schools of crappie with the larger trees holding more crappie; another popular woody crappie spot would be beaver dams where crappie will hold on the deeper edges of the beaver dam. If you are targeting crappies around humps or ledges you will want to try to troll around the shoal / hump or ledge to find where the crappie are holding. Once you find the crappie mark that area with a marker buoy so you can target that area. Remember where there's one crappie there are many.

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