Summer Crappie Fishing

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As temperatures start to warm, crappie become much harder to find.  They will move to deeper water and travel all throughout the lake in search of bait fish.  The best places to find crappie in the summer are rock piles, brush piles and humps in 12 to 20 feet of water.  Steep drop-offs and deep weed lines will also hold plenty of crappie.  Some of the hardest crappie to fish for are the fish that suspend over deep water.  Crappie can often be found schooled up 15 to 20 feet down over 30 to 50 feet of water.  These fish are catchable, but they can be difficult to find.  These suspended crappie will often roam the deep water in search of bait fish.  When fishing for summer crappie, you should have a good fish finder to help you locate the schools of crappie and don’t be attached to one spot.  Just because you caught fish there the day before doesn’t mean you’re going to catch them in the same spot the next day.

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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