Good numbers of crappie will move back into the shallows during the fall as they follow the bait fish.  You can often find crappie feeding on minnows along the weed lines in 8 to 12 feet of water during the fall.  There will still be some fish deep in the fall and as the water temperatures drop back below 60 degrees, you will start to find more schools of crappie in deeper water.  The weeds can be very productive areas for crappie, but once the deep weeds start dying off, the mid-lake humps and rock piles will start to hold more crappie.  The fall can be a fun time to fish for crappie as they put the feed on before winter.

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