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Pickwick Lake Crappie report 4/1/12

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By philmacMS - Posted on 01 April 2012

Fished pickwick today with my friend Marty Ehlers. Had a good day with a double limit of keepers. We put back a bunch of short fish. Caught a few bigger fish today. Fish were holding tight to wood cover today at various depths. Our best catch was closer out to the main river. Heavy fishing pressure is keeping the popular pieces of cover cleaned out for any keeper sized fish. We had to fish oddball out of the way pieces of cover to catch bigger fish.

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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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