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By ringtail - Posted on 19 March 2012

How do you find and catch these fellows when they leave their winter locations out on the main lake? Water temps. 49 to 51

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Water temps in the 50 degree range I would start at the mouth of any major creeks or secondary waters that lead to the main lake or river. A good depth to start will be just below the average depth of the lake or river you are fishing.


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Thanks Ray , here I go

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Angling for Crappie is popular throughout much of North America. Methods vary, but among the most popular is called 'Spider Rigging', a method characterized by a fisherman in a boat with many long fishing rods pointing away from the angler at various angles like spokes from a wheel. Anglers who employ the Spider Rigging method may choose from among many popular baits. Some of the most popular are plastic jigs with lead jig heads, crank baits or live minnows. Many anglers also chum or dump live bait into the water to attract the fish hoping the fish will bite their bait. Crappie are also regularly targeted and caught during the spawning period by fly fishermen, and can be taken from frozen ponds and lakes in winter by ice fishing.

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