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What type bottom do crappie prefer? #379613 10/31/03 03:00 PM
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In lakes where there is some rock bottom and some mud or dirt bottom which do crappie prefer in winter and summer. Im in Okla and the lake I fish has some rock and mostly red clay bottom.

Re: What type bottom do crappie prefer? #379614 10/31/03 03:01 PM
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In the summer I would say the rocks. Maybe winter as well. Depends on water depth and food source.

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Re: What type bottom do crappie prefer? #379615 10/31/03 04:08 PM
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That's a good question.. For the most part,..Crappie prefer a hard bottom.. clean and silt free..gravel, rocks...clay are always good.. if spawning, from all I have read, crappie will not spawn in silty water.. they will move deeper for cleaner water.. the harder and cleaner the better.. that's not to say they want clear water.. they are a bit skittish in clear water..stained is also preferable.. The crappie will stay just out of sight..look at light penetration.. see how deep you can see a white bait..they will be below that

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Re: What type bottom do crappie prefer? #379616 10/31/03 06:10 PM
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One advantage to wade fishing is, you get to feel the bottom. The harder the bottom the slower we fish. The softer the bottom the faster we move.

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Re: What type bottom do crappie prefer? #379617 10/31/03 08:00 PM
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I know some creeks on the upper end of
LakeX that are silted in severly. Miles
of mud flats. There is riprap around
the bridge pilings. Guess where you will
catch crappie in the spring.
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Re: What type bottom do crappie prefer? #379618 11/01/03 12:20 AM
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One that's well planted in the boat seat, concentrating on the line movement....


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