Fishing for Crappie in Timber & Brush

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Crappie prefer timber and brush more than any other type of cover.  If you can find some flooded timber and brush during the spring, you should be able to find tons of crappie.  Good numbers of fish will move into these shallow water areas to spawn and they are easy to catch.  Using bobbers with small jigs and live minnows will catch plenty of crappie near the shallow timber and brush.

Brush piles are also very popular cover for crappie.  In many lakes, anglers place brush piles  throughout the lake.  In shallow water, you may be able to see the brush piles, especially in clearer water on sunny days.  In deeper water, it is easy to spot these brush piles on your fish finder when you are over them.  Some areas will have multiple Christmas trees on the bottom and they are hard to miss if you are paying attention to your fish finder.  You may only find a couple of fish on each brush pile, so it pays off to have numerous spots to fish.  On good days, you might only need a couple of brush piles to fish because they will be stacked up in one spot.

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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