Where Do Crappie Live and Tips To Find Them

Know before you set out where you will be going and this allows you to learn as much as possible about the area, the weather and more so you know exactly what bait to take and where and how to fish for your crappie. You can use fishing reports to help you prepare for your next crappie fishing expedition.

Remember that you need to know your location, know your bait, find your technique and always go gentle. Once you find the crappie, you don’t want to scare them away with aggressive fishing techniques.

When it comes to tips on how to find them, you also want to be able to lure them out with the right bait. Here are some things you need to know about crappie bait. The crappie will have a very light bite when they take the bait. It can be hard to feel if you don’t have a sensitive rod. It’s for this reason that an ultra-light fishing rod would be the best option to use when fishing for crappies. Pair this with a spincasting or a small baitcasting reel for the best combination.

When it comes to bait, the crappies seem to like minnows the best. Using live minnows will usually get the most bites anytime you go fishing. However, if you don’t have the option of using live bait then artificial lures that resemble minnows (or other baitfish) will work very well.

When using artificial lures the chartreuse, white and red colors seem to work the best. The crappie is known for having paper thin mouths. Don’t jerk on the fishing rod too hard when setting the hook or you will lose your catch. The hook will pull right through the mouth.

Now that you know more about where crappie live and tips on how to find them, you can begin fishing for your own crappie whenever you are ready. This can be one of the most fun and exciting fishing trips you ever take. This is also a great place to take a young person or someone new to fishing so that they can experience it for themselves with great fish- the crappie.

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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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