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Question on Shallow Crappie #9897350 04/10/14 05:08 PM
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When you guys say you are catching them in 3' or less right now, what type of water/structure is that? Near creek mouths? or just anywhere in that depth range? Near cover? Timber?

I tried the creeks for about 4 weeks and gave up...havent been out in a couple weeks due to a new kiddo.

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Re: Question on Shallow Crappie [Re: wlgorman] #9897360 04/10/14 05:10 PM
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Each lake is different. But typically scattered timber on gently sloping banks work best. It's that way on Fork anyway.

Re: Question on Shallow Crappie [Re: wlgorman] #9897364 04/10/14 05:11 PM
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Dont overlook gravel or hard bottom areas. That is just as good as a stump in the spring.

Re: Question on Shallow Crappie [Re: wlgorman] #9897367 04/10/14 05:12 PM
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I usually find spawning fish on the dam or near rocks and fish tight
Line from 2 1/2 foot deep to 6 inches deep you can also find them in stick ups
Or brush you just need to find the brush that's in the right depth of water I tend to fish brush or stick ups that are about 3 1/2 ft deep hope this helps!!

Re: Question on Shallow Crappie [Re: KidKrappie] #9897433 04/10/14 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted By: fishin'aholic2
Dont overlook gravel or hard bottom areas. That is just as good as a stump in the spring.
+1 and also big rocks as stated above! & don't leave out the water temps on where you are fishing at. Good Luck! grin


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Re: Question on Shallow Crappie [Re: wlgorman] #9897784 04/10/14 07:43 PM
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Anything different in the water, near the shoreline, is where I would start ...waders can be your friend during the spawn...


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