4 Tips on Nebraska Crappie Fishing

The crappie can be found in most any body of water located in Nebraska. These not only include lakes and rivers but small streams, creeks and ponds as well.

Some of the most popular lakes and reservoirs include the following:
*         Enders Reservoir
*         Maloney Reservoir
*         Lewis And Clark Lake
*         Swanson Reservoir
*         Box Butte Reservoir
*         Branched Oak Lake
*         Harlan County Lake
*         Lake Minatare
*         Red Willow Reservoir
*         Merritt Reservoir

Here are a couple of interesting facts to take note of. The state record for the black crappie was caught in a pond on a farm and Red Willow Reservoir was the home of the state record for the white crappie.

You can catch crappie with even the most basic type of equipment because they are such a small species. Light-weight or ultra rods are recommended because they are so small and this will help you detect the strike when you do get a bite.

They may be a simple species but it would be beneficial to learn as much as you can about them. They are a school fish so they travel in groups and they tend to move around a lot. Learning their pattern will help you locate them faster when you go fishing. They will gather around any type of structures in the water and they are the most abundant around vegetation because this is where the bait fish will be the most plentiful.

They can be unpredictable so it’s a good idea to carry a variety of lures along with you on each trip. This will simply increase your options so you can take advantage of all of your fishing time. As you become more experienced seeking out the crappie you’ll become more productive as well.

If you’re new to the area you may not know that Interstate 80 runs up and down many of the major rivers and lakes in Nebraska. This makes fishing even more convenient because if you’re not having any luck in one location and want to go somewhere else you can do so very quickly. Simply jump on the highway and get back off again at the next fishing spot.

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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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