Fishing for Open Water Crappie

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Catching crappie in open water is the toughest way to catch these fish.  Some anglers have figured out how to catch open water crappies, but most anglers don’t even bother with fishing for these fish in open water.  After the spawn, crappie move into deeper water.  These fish can be found along a breakline, humps, points and rock piles.  You can pick crappie up on a fish finder easier than other fish.  Crappie will school farther off the bottom than most other fish.  If you can find a school of crappie, you can catch them.  The hard part is finding them.  Start by vertical jigging small jigs tipped with a minnow.  Drifting over these areas with small minnows also produces lots of fish.

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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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″)
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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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