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Winter Fishing for Crappie

By BCarson - Published February 23, 2011 - Viewed 1244 times

Wow it has been a busy first 2 months of 2011 and looks to remain that way for some time. It is not too busy to get in some late winter fishing for crappie and now is the time to jump on it. When the temps start to rebound the crappie and walleye are some of the fist fish to move shallow in numbers. Since lots of lakes have crappie this is an easy species to target and even easier to eat ! 

All you need is a rig with light line in say the 4-6 lb class, some small Aberdeen hooks, small weighted floats, split shot and a bucket of small crappie minnows. Of course, if you are a purest, you might opt for small 24th, 32nd or 64th oz crappie jigs. All one needs to do to target these tasty fish is go to the back of a creek in primarily stained water where the depths are 3-10 feet and start fishing.

These fish typically bunch in numbers and, if sunny, usually hunt some shade. It is not uncommon to catch a limit in just a few hours of fishing and is a great way to spend a warm winter afternoon. I recommend you take a kid crappie fishing at a lake near you and introduce him or her to the greatest sport on earth...fishing.

Tight lines...Bill Carson...<")))><


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