Fishing for Crappie on the Drop-Offs

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Crappie will be found in much deeper water from summer through winter.  You can still catch some crappie in the shallows during this time, but most of the quality fish will be found deeper.  While crappie will often suspend in open water over very deep water, there will usually be some crappie relating to the drop-offs, especially steep drop-offs that drop into 30 or 40 feet of water.  If a drop-off has brush piles, submerged trees, rocks or some deep weeds, there is a good chance that some crappie will relate to that area at some point during the day.  Some of the better drop-offs will hold crappie all day if the bait fish are there.  Experienced crappie anglers will use slip bobber rigs, double jig rigs and drop-shot rigs when fishing the deeper water.

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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