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Crappie Fishing

Here we will discuss tactics to help you catch crappie all day long. Don’t let the size of this fish fool you, they are a blast to catch. They are highly desirable by many due to their great taste and ease of targeting. Crappie are by no means the biggest fish out there, nor will they provide you with a long intense battle when reeling them in. They are usually really easy to catch, and once you find one there are always many other around. The best part is you don’t need to be an experienced fisherman, nor do you need expensive gear to go for crappie.

Crappie Fishing Tips

February 6, 2016

Trouble Catching Slabs? Our Top Crappie Fishing Tips & Techniques Are Guaranteed To Help!

Whether you re a crappie fishing fanatic or new to the sport we d like to help you catch more...
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April 13, 2017

How to Jig for Crappie: Basics, Tips, and Techniques to Help You Catch More Slabs

Jigs are perhaps the most versatile weapon in a crappie angler s arsenal From casting to tightlining trolling to slip...
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March 7, 2018

What Is The Best Time in Each Season To Catch Crappie?

If you re anything like us slab hunting can keep you up at night and at the very least the...
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December 17, 2018

Catching Crappie In Cold Weather - Our Best Winter Tips and Tricks

If you live south of the Mason-Dixon line it s tempting to surrender your crappie tackle for rifles and shotguns...
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January 30, 2019

Night Fishing for Crappie: Expert Tips from an Experienced Slab Hunter

Night fishing is one the most productive methods for filling a livewell with crappie nbsp The story goes like this...
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February 23, 2019

Early Season Slabs: How To Catch Crappie In The Spring

As the water warms and the days grow longer crappie move to the shallows to spawn giving anglers a perfect...
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February 24, 2019

Crappie Fishing With Minnows: A Guide To Rigging Minnows for Crappie

There s no soft bait no jig and no spinner more attractive to crappie than a live minnow That s...
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February 28, 2019

Getting to Know Crappie: The Black and White of Identification

Whether you call them crappie sac-a-lait papermouths or silver perch one thing s for sure the excitement of dropping dozens...
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March 8, 2019

Bank Fishing For Crappie: How to Catch Spring Slabs from Shore

Not every angler owns a boat and if you re planning on fishing from shore this spring don t be...
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March 14, 2019

Spider Rigging For Crappie: Are you Geared-Up for Spinning a Web?

As the spring spawn gives way to the summer heat crappie will leave the shallows and look for deeper cooler...
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March 24, 2019

What Do Crappie Eat? A Quick Guide

If you ask any crappie fanatic what these voracious fish eat you re likely to hear Whatever I m throwing...
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April 4, 2019

Cooking Crappie Like a Pro: A Few of Our Favorite Recipes

Crappie isn t just fun to catch it s one of the best tasting fish you ll ever feel on...
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June 18, 2019

Summer Crappie Fishing - How to Catch Slabs All Summer Long

Crappie are pretty easy to catch but the summer heat can test even the best anglers patience with papermouths And...
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October 5, 2019

Fall Crappie Fishing Tips: Catching Cool-Weather Slabs

As the weather becomes crisp and the days short many crappie anglers decide to call it quits until the hard...
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November 1, 2020

Crappie Rigs: Best Rigs For Crappie Fishing

Call them what you like papermouths sac-a-lait slabs or crappie--they re just plain fun to catch And as crappie fanatics...
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February 27, 2021

Crappie vs Bluegill? An Easy Guide to Species Identification

Pretty much everywhere you find crappie you ll find an equally healthy population of bluegill But while both of these...
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February 27, 2021

Can You Eat Crappie?

Can you eat crappie The quick answer is Yes Papermouths slabs silver perch speckled bass crappie go by many names...
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March 8, 2021

When Do Crappie Spawn? - and How You Can Make the Most of It!

Most anglers know that the spawning season for crappie is a prime time to catch them As warming temperatures break...
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April 11, 2021

Crappie Hotspots in Every State: Where to find the Best Crappie Lakes Near You!

Every serious slab hunter has a honey hole or two some prized length of river or special spot on a...
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May 16, 2022

Kayak fishing for Crappie: Our Best Tips to For Slab Hunters

A kayak is the perfect platform for crappie fishing allowing you to get close to the vertical structure that crappie...
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May 16, 2022

The Humble Grub: Is It the Best Soft Plastic Bait of All Time?

The humble grub a soft plastic bait with a short fat body and a wriggling tail is an essential in...
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Crappie Tackle Reviews

April 11, 2020

Best Crappie Rod And Reel Combos Reviewed

Spring is in the air and for many anglers that means one thing crappie fishing As you gear up for...
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April 12, 2021

Crappie Electronics? Not Hardly! The Best Fish Finders for Crappie Fishing

Crappie anglers have never had a better range of choices for fish finding electronics and from units designed for boats...
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May 3, 2017

Best Crappie Reels Reviewed: Tiny Reels that are Huge on Performance

The ultralight tackle you use for fishing crappie turns each of these little fish into whales adding to the addictive...
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January 13, 2019

Want to Catch More Crappie? Best Crappie Lures, Jigs, and Bait Reviewed

Whether you call them crappie speckled bass or sac-a-lait angling for these aggressive panfish is about as much fun as...
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March 14, 2019

Best Crappie Rods For Spider Rigging - Our Favorites Reviewed

We ve written before about selecting a rod for crappie But there we were taking a close look at the...
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February 12, 2019

Hook More Crappie More Often: Best Hooks For Crappie Reviewed

As any successful crappie angler can tell you the hooks you choose are no less important than your line rod...
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March 29, 2021

Best Crappie Crankbaits

Besides working the shallow with long jigging poles and trolling with spider rigs there's another approach to slabs that s...
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February 10, 2019

Catching Spring Slabs: Best Crappie Corks, Floats, and Bobbers Reviewed

For many anglers spring means the start of crappie season And while there are many ways to catch them the...
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February 5, 2019

Best Fishing Line for Crappie Explained and Reviewed

Crappie anglers know that papermouths demand a light hookset And to help they often choose ultralight rods for their sensitivity...
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September 4, 2018

The Best Rods for Crappie: Sticks for Every Technique Reviewed

Final Thoughts When you re looking at crappie rods that are designed for a wide range of techniques there s...
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