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How to catch fish particulary crappies in the spring from shore. For many years I fished from shore , not owning a boat at the time. In how to catch crappies in the spring from shore first item of business is to find a good lake that has good numbers of crappies. A bait shop is usually a good source

 

for the shore fisherman to find a good lake and spots to fish. Alright you now have a spot or several spots to start fishing. Here in Minnesota (land of 10,000 lakes) there are many spots to fish from shore. Channels betweem lakes are great spots to fish. Lake Minnetonka a prime example. What to use when to go to fish crappies to have the best chance for success. The 1/32 oz or 1/64 oz jig. Tip the jig with a minnow or one of the super baits such as gulp alive or Berkley power baits. Again use a bobber and fish at a depth of 2 to 3 feet. Crappies like to feed up, so it is better to set your bait shallower rather then deeper. From shore try to taget cover which could be down trees , stumps, reeds, edges of weeds docks etc. You can increase your odds by fishing later or earlier in the day. Especially in the spring the last hour of day is usually the best time to shorefish and catch crappies. How to catch crappie for the shore fisherman remain mobile. If one spot does not pan out shift to a different lake or shift to a different spot on the lake. Here is a tip, use hip waders to help you get away from the crowd. Another tool the shore fisherman can use is a fly rod to catch crappies others will not catch on a jig and minnow. See under fly fishing methods how to use a flyrod to catch crappies.

What is better then after a long winter and when the first ice comes off the lake then being outdoors fishing for crappie? Well in my mind nothing. How to catch fish crappies in the sping. What are the basics? First is fish location. After first ice the crappies will go into the shallows to feed.

 

Look for shallow bays with a marshy shoreline.These bays particulary pn the north side of the lake will warm first.  Fish the warmer days when temps in my country (Minnesota)reach into th 70’s as oppose to 40-50 for highs.  Simply the fish will be more active on these warmer days. What to use. I would recommend a small jig 1/32 or 1/64 oz jig (i prefer green or yellow). Put a minnow or a 1″ gulp alive minnow bait. Put a bobber about 2-3 feet above the jig. From a boat cast into the shallows . I like a slow pause and stop retrieve. Keep moving until you find active fish. If the shallows are not producing. Move out and try depths from 6-12 feet. Using your depth finder I like drifting with the wind. Set your bait deeper. Use the same boober and jig. In 6-7 feet of water. Set your depth to about 4 feet. When fishing 9-12 feet Seet your boober depth to about 7-8 feet. Another tip on how to catch crappie in the spring is to watch your depth finder. Watch for pods a of fish. Look for christams tree type formations (which are crappies). When you find one . Throw out a marker bouy. Then fish the spot. I cannot emphisize enough the markering with marker bouy. The marker bouy will allow you to have a point of reference when you catch a fish. You go keep fishing that same specific area. Try above method to help you catch more fish.

 

How to Catch Crappie In Fall Deep Water

How to catch fish in the fall. In the fall your crappies will go to deep areas in your lake in preparation for the winter. Crappie


will stay in the deep water all winter. By deep water we are taking deep water adjacent
to the shallows were the crappie were earlier in the year spawning. The depth for basin crappie are 30-40-50 feet. To locate fall deep water crappies use your lcr depth finder to located the crappie
which will be near the bottom. Most time you will see pods of bait fish above the crappie on the bottom.
When you spot fish throw out a marker bouy. You can use a 1/16 oz. Or you can use a
an ice fishing jig bait and has two hooks on both ends and a treble hook beneath. The metal loop
where you tie the line is in the middle of the back.  When Working a stamdard jigor ice . Let your bait to the bottom,a few inches. Then jig a few times. Pause and reel up another another few inches. Repeat the jigging motion pause and
then do it again. Try  a jig  method to help you catch more crappie in the fall.
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