Crappie Condos

Can you explain the term Crappie Condo?

A Crappie Condo is basically nothing more than a man made brush pile that has been placed in the water as a habitat for Crappie. By their very nature, Crappie will seek brushy areas, they do well in areas that are provide good cover for them and helps keep them safe from their natural enemies.


A lot of people make their own using things like buckets, quick drying cement, bamboo, cement blocks, and pvc pipe. However, before you decide to build one and put it in your local lake, you want to check with your local Dept. of Wildlife to see if that is still legal in that body of water or in your state. It has been outlawed in some areas.

If you decide to build one, make it as full and bushy as possible, use varying lengths of bamboo or what ever you decide to use as “brush“. You also want to make sure and use caution when getting ready to sink it, depending on how big and bushy you make it, you may not only have issues with transporting it to the place you want to drop it in at, but then there will be the fact that it will be bulky and heavy and you don’t want to end up in the water with it. If you decide to use an old bucket, make sure it’s free of any toxic residue that may have been left behind by whatever the bucket originally held. A lot of people that build these use a 5 gallon plastic bucket and that seems to work very well.

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

One Response to “Crappie Condos”

  1. You really make it appear really easy with your presentation but I in finding this matter to be actually something which I feel I’d never understand. It seems too complicated and extremely wide for me. I’m looking ahead on your next post, I’ll try to get the grasp of it!

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