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Shallow crappies are both finicky and spooky, tucked within shallow weeds, reeds or wood cover. Polarized sunglasses reveal their location on calm, sunny days. The fish won’t chase fast-moving lures, but respond well to small jigs or livebaits dangled below bobbers.

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Throughout the region, bays and channels hold abundant crappies and bluegills at this time. Fish lily pad roots, bulrushes, reeds and other shallow cover, using slender bobbers to suspend tiny jigs about 12 to 16 inches deep, perhaps tipped with a minnow or piece of crawler.

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