Fishing for Crappie in the Weeds

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Crappie can often be found around weeds, especially during the spring when they move into the shallows to spawn.  Crappie definitely prefer wood over weeds, but there are plenty of lakes that have some good fishing for crappie near the weeds, especially if there is a lack of docks, timber and brush on the lake.  Shallow weeds will hold plenty of crappie in the spring and the deep weed line will hold some crappie during the summer months.  Anglers typically use bobbers for fishing around shallow water weeds with small jigs and live bait.  Slip bobbers work well for fishing the deeper weed lines.

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″)
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slab slayr

Bobby Garland Slab Slay’r (2″)
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kalins triple threat grub 2 inch

Kalin’s Triple Threat Grub (2″)
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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″)
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bobby garland strollr

Bobby Garland Stroll’r (2.5″)
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bobby garland baby shad swimr

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

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