A Beginners Guide to Locating Crappie

The very same school you were just fishing from could have moved further ahead to another shelter and you can find them again and fish from this school for a bit more. When you find a school of crappie, your first step should be to find what depth they are holding. Crappie will school in a particular depth and the best way to find this is to start with your line at the bottom and then slowly pull up until you find the right depth where the school is sitting.

To help you find and hold your depth, you can mark the line with a magic marker and each time you recast you will know the exact spot where you found a bite before. With these tips and ideas you can become an expert at locating crappie.

You can take the lessons that you learn here with you each and every time you fish for crappie. The more you do it, the more experienced you will become and the easier it will be each time you need to find crappie for fishing. Most crappie fishermen will find in time they learn tactics that work for them and that they are comfortable with. They then use these same tactics again and again to reel in their limits on crappie each and every time. Happy fishing!

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Dan Eggertsen is a fellow crappie fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on crappie fishing since 2004.

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