Crappie can be found in the Winnipeg River System, but they are a secondary species of fish for sure.  Most anglers catch them on accident while targeting perch or walleye.  On some waters, you can catch them in good numbers and the spring time is usually the best time to target them as these fish move into the bays to spawn.  Find some vegetation or wood in the shallows and you’ll most likely find some crappie during the spring.  In the summer and fall, they go deeper and are harder to find.  Fish the deeper weed edges or try to find schooling fish on offshore structure.

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Our crappie fishing section has tons of information on the best live baits, lures, where to catch them and how to catch them.  Visit our crappie page to learn more.