Fall Crappie Fishing

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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.

line-3Sewell’s Favorites – Best 3 Crappie Lures for Action
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There are a lot of good crappie baits on the market for action.  If you want to catch a lot of fish, it’s tough to top the 3 listed below.

baby shad

Bobby Garland Baby Shad (2″)
Go get it on Amazon

slab slayr

Bobby Garland Slab Slay’r (2″)
Go get it on Amazon

kalins triple threat grub 2 inch

Kalin’s Triple Threat Grub (2″)
Go get it on Amazon

line-3Sewell’s Favorites – Best 3 Lures for Targeting Big Crappie
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For bigger crappie, you definitely want to upsize a little.  You will get less bites, but the bites will be better bites.  The 3 baits listed below are great big fish baits.

slab slayr

Bobby Garland Slab Slay’r (3″)
Go get it on Amazon

bobby garland strollr

Bobby Garland Stroll’r (2.5″)
Go get it on Amazon

bobby garland baby shad swimr

Bobby Garland Baby Shad Swim’R
Go get it on Amazon

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