River Crappie Fishing

When river crappie fishing, you need not travel far; let your boat drift, and upon finding a bite, troll the area slowly, assuming that you’ll find others.

Embankments where you’ll find lots of shallows with heavy vegetation provide a preferred resting ground for schools of crappie heading up river to spawn. You are sure to find a number of large slabs in these areas of the river, close to the shoreline. However, any rock formations within the river can also work much like a dam and slow the flow of the river that is working against the crappie, giving them plenty of restful cover without struggle – crappie are not known as strong, determined creatures. Make sure that, even though you need to use a heavy weight to get into the current, your line is light enough that you don’t have to worry about getting hung in such obstructions. It is better that the line breaks than that it becomes stuck and causes you issues in continuing your fishing expedition. Most of all, make sure that your first river crappie fishing excursion is not your very first time to fish for crappie at all; be sure that you have experience with lake fishing before ever trying such a specialized area of the sport.

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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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