Tips For Catching Crappie In Brush

Start off by fishing close to the bottom but then slowly move the bait up and down as needed to attract and find the fish.

Depending on the time of year, you will typically want to use less action when moving your baits around to attract the fish. Judge how much activity based on the crappie’s activity level. If the fish are moving slowly, slow down your actions. If they are excited and moving more quickly, you can feel comfortable to speed it up more.

If you discover a great spot with great crappie action, be sure to mark it on your graph, map or just make special note of it in your mind if you’re the type of person who can remember locations well. This is where you will want to come back again and again as the crappie will most likely still be here in the same seasons.


Here is an overview of the steps involved in catching crappie in brush:

*        Locate the underwater brush piles or shelters
*        Have your pole rigged with ultralight gear (such as 2-to-4 pound test line)
*        Bait your pole with a great crappie jig, live minnow and stand up crappie bobber
*        Drop your bait and line in just over the crappie fish in 5 to 18 feet of water
*        Create movements with your bait to attract the crappie
*        When you feel a bite, pull the line steady
*        Keep it steady and reel it in carefully to claim your fish!

Fishing for crappie in brush can be rewarding and when you learn the right techniques for pulling it off, it doesn’t have to be too difficult either. When you find what works, you can come back later today, tomorrow or even another day and find the same great fishing successes.

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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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