Crappie Fishing Tips & Articles

Crappie fishing tips & articles
Artwork provided by Rodd Umlauff

Crappie fishing over the recent years has skyrocketed as evident by fishing magazines and tournaments dedicated to Crappies. Crappies can be easy fish to catch if you locate them. There considered nomadic which means they tend roam a lot and never stay in one place for any amount of time.

Both species of Crappies ( White & Black) are found in virtually almost all of the United States. The Black Crappie world record is 4 pounds 8 ounces caught on Kerr Lake, Virginia in 1981. The White Crappie world record is 5 pounds 3 ounces caught on Enid Dam, Mississippi in 1957.

Here are some crappie tips and articles in helping you catch more fishing Crappie:

Deadly Tactics for Early-Season Panfish By Spence Petros
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Nothing but ice for the last two months and it was driving me crazy. A recent spurt of warm weather had opened up a few tributaries that flowed into a local river, and reports of some nice crappies being caught had filtered back to me.

But that was a few days ago when a warm sun peaked out, now it was cold and windy. Regardless of conditions, I had to get out for an hour or two, the winter doldrums had taken their toll.

Spring Crappies By Scott Hill
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One of the most fulfilling activities for many people is spring crappie fishing. The local waters and temperatures start to rise, the ever-so-active crappie nears spawning time. As spring draws near crappie move toward their spawning areas. If you are a fisherman who enjoys crappie fishing and has chased them before, you know that springtime offers up the hottest crappie fishing of the year.

Knock on Wood for Big Fall Crappies By Ted Takasaki and Scott Richardson
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Crappies can be tough to find all summer long. Like walleyes, crappies tend to suspend and chase shad when the weather is hot. Locating them can be a midsummer nightmare.But that changes as water temperature cools! Big crappies become ‘findable’ again, and it’s worth the effort. Crappies make a great meal on cool autumn nights. And, fall is the time you might just nab those 2-pounders.

Panfish Tactics By Ted Takasaki and Scott Richardson
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Everybody enjoys pint-sized fun in early spring and again in summer,chasing panfish-sunfish and crappies to be exact. Here are some simple tactics to hammer bull ‘gills and giant slabs.

Spider Rigging for More Crappie By Tom Dietz
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In the old days, crappie fishing was often done with cane poles, or spin cast gear with slip bobbers and minnows. Well, as fishing tackle and technology improved, so have the methods to catch more crappies.

The technique called “spider-rigging” has taken crappie fishing to a whole new level and is more effective year round for these fish than any other tactic in my opinion.

Midsummer Crappies: You Can Catch ’em! By Ted Takasaki and Scott Richardson
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This may come as a surprise – open-water crappie season lasts far longer than April and May.

Dancin’ for More Crappies By Ted Takasaki and Scott Richardson
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When north woods guide, Greg Bohn, fishes for crappies in the springtime, all he needs is a boat equipped with a Humminbird sonar/temperature gauge and a Thill slip bobber.