Crappie Fishing Strategies For Fall Crappie
Fall is just around the corner. While most people are thinking about the upcoming hunting season, fall is a excellent time to think about Crappie fishing.
These crappie fishing tips will help you locate the Crappie and put some fillets in your freezer for the Winter!
After the first few cold fronts of the Fall move through your area, look for feeding Crappie near the first drop off away from the bank. If you're fishing a
South shore, you may find Fall Crappie even shallower than that. South shores typically heat up quicker and therefor attract baitfish. Where you find
baitfish, you'll soon find hungry Crappie right behind them.
Fall Crappie can be very aggressive. You may have to experiment, but I like to find Crappie using jigs using either the Spider rigs or floating with corks.
As I drift along the drop off, I'll put the corks at different depths until I find the Crappie.
When is the best Crappie fishing in the Fall? Just before a big cold front is too hit your area. I've seen Crappie turn on as far as a week before a cold
front was suppose to hit. However, you'll likely see an increase of feeding activity a few days before a Major front is expected to blow into your area.
After Fall cold fronts pass, look for the Crappie back in their deep water hangouts. Sometimes even as far back as an old river channel in the Lake.
Post cold front Crappie will likely be less aggressive. Use smaller jigs and minnows to entice them to bite.
If you're having trouble finding Fall Crappie after a cold front. Slow down your presentation and use smaller jigs or minnows. Post cold front Crappie
won't chase bait very far, so make sure you put it right in front of their face. If you find them holding over a break or drop off, use a tightline approach to
target feeding Crappie.
Look for Crappie along South facing shorelines after a Fall cold front. South shorelines heat up faster, thus attracting baitfish. Where's there's baitfish,
hungry Crappie won't be far behind. Don't be afraid to fish right up against the bank, especially if there is a South wind blowing baitfish up on the bank.
South winds can blow baitfish against the shore, presenting easy pickings for hungry Crappie. Use a Spider Rig or a Float and Jig rig to target these
fish and fill your live well! Floats and jigs can be fished faster than minnows, plus since there is not rebaiting, you can keep your jigs in the water
longer, catching more fish.
About the Author
Catching Crappie is a passion for Billy Bob. He's been a fishing guide for 25 years and enjoys showing people how to catch Crappie. His second
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