Speed is a critical factor when it comes to crappies or any other panfish for that matter; spring, summer or fall. Even when the fish are really aggressive, you can’t move your bait too fast. As I go throughout the different seasons, many factors will change, but you’ll find two common threads: [Read more…]
What is the key to finding early-season crappies? In the big picture, it may seem simple: shallow bays and channels that warm up fast in spring are good areas to start the hunt. Still, early-season crappie fishing can be somewhat fickle due to erratic spring weather patterns and fluctuating water temperature. But once [Read more…]
Whether you’re in it for the sport or the table fare, it’s hard to go wrong with crappies. They are widespread geographically, they are fairly easy to catch, they provide some great action, and they taste good! While there are many, many great crappie lakes throughout the region, these are a few of our [Read more…]
This is episode THREE of AnglingBuzz TV 2017. In this episode, we tackle one of America’s favorite fish: the crappie! This is a deep dive into how to find crappies during the spring of the year, and how to catch them! Never miss an episode of AnglingBuzz TV, Subscribe to our YouTube channel:
Few people realize that there are over 1,000 fish species swimming in North America’s fresh water. According to angler surveys, largemouth and smallmouth bass are America’s most popular fish. Panfish in the form of crappies and bluegills take a close 2nd place. Catfish take up the 3rd spot, followed by the walleye’s huge following [Read more…]
No question about it, one of the biggest revolutions in angling over the years has been the advent of GPS and mapping technologies. It’s amazing today what’s available from the new fish finders in terms of cartography. We have high definition maps that are available for a ton of different lakes across the country. [Read more…]
As spring water temperatures rise, crappies shift location from the mouths of bays, to cover on flats, to the shallows. Early on, it’s all about feeding and water temperature, not spawning.
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