Crappie are secondary on Lake of the Woods and that is no different in the Morson area. However, with all the bays, islands, points and offshore structure, there are so many good places where crappie could be in this area.
Fishing the Bays
Early in the year, it may be easier to find them for most anglers. Search the bays with some weed growth and you have a shot to find some fish. You may have to bounce around a bit until you find a school of them though.
Fishing the Drop-offs
Some of the drop-offs that are known for holding some nice smallmouth bass and walleye will also hold some quality crappie in the summer and fall months. You may have to do a little searching to find the schools of crappie, but when you do, you can catch some very nice fish with this pattern. In this area, there are so many islands and points to fish that you have a lot of options for fishing the drop-offs around these areas. If you bounce around enough, you will most likely run into a school of crappie at some point.
Fishing the Reefs
Some of the reefs will hold plenty of crappie throughout the summer and fall. Many anglers will catch crappie on accident while targeting walleye or smallmouth bass with live minnows or hair jigs while targeting the reefs. There are plenty of reefs in this part of Lake of the Woods. Make sure you get a good map so you can find these spots easier.
Fishing the Weeds
The weeds are a good pattern in the spring as the water warms up. Some crappie can still be found in the weeds throughout the year, however, the spring and early summer will usually be best for this pattern. Some of the deeper weed edges can hold some nice fish in the summer and early fall though too. On this part of the lake, if you are willing to cover a bit of water, you can find plenty of weeds in all of the bays here. Fish the new green weeds early in the year and fish the deeper weed lines from summer through fall.
Learn More About Crappie
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