Crappie in Lake Granger – How to Catch Them

Crappies are by nature a very active species that tend to move around a lot. This is especially true during the night. Shad is one of their favorite natural foods and they are very aggressive feeders. They will follow this bait fish everywhere they go and so if you locate the shad, crappie should be close by.

Don’t stay in one spot when fishing for crappie. If you are not having any luck where you are fishing or if they stop biting after awhile, then you need to move to a different location. Crappie can be found mostly in shallow water during the spawning season and out in the deeper parts of the lake other times of the year. Did you know that it will normally take a crappie about three years before they reach ten inches long? This is important because this is the length they need to be before you can legally keep them.

No matter where you go fishing on Lake Granger, if you do not get a bite within the first twenty minutes or so then you might as well move to a new spot because the crappie are not in that part of the water at that particular time. However, sometimes you only have to move a few feet away to find them so take this into consideration before you move all the way across the lake.

You don’t have to spend a lot of money on equipment to catch lots of crappie. The lightweight gear works the best and when jig fishing use basic colors such as orange, blue, purple, red and pearl.

One of the most important things you need to know about crappie fishing on Lake Granger is that your presentation is very important. You need to slowly let the bait hit the underwater structures, let it set for a moment and then slowly move it around. The crappie will not bite when the bait is moving so you must let it rest from time to time to enjoy a successful fishing trip.

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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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