What do the crappie like to hang by about this time of year

Discussion in 'Crappie Fishing' started by TX Fisherman, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. TX Fisherman

    TX Fisherman New Member

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    where do crappie hang about this time of year????
     
  2. south_va_fisherman

    south_va_fisherman New Member

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    I catch most of mine in shaded areas along the bank. cast at the biggest mess of brush you can find thats covered in shade..theyre there. They also go deep.
     

  3. catmanjake

    catmanjake New Member

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    in minnesota they are hanging around 12 foot cabbage beds
     
  4. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    10' to 12' here now in the brush mostly. When it gets real hot I drop shot the deeper channels keeping on the move. May be in the channels or close to the top of them.
     
  5. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    Here on Pickwick lake they will be suspending in 12 to 15ft of water. But the bottom depth will be around 30 ft..
    Pete
     
  6. TX Fisherman

    TX Fisherman New Member

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    when theyre deep like that what do yall use? minnows?
     
  7. catfish chaser

    catfish chaser New Member

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    In PA they love to hang around brush piles
     
  8. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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  9. Duckpoor

    Duckpoor New Member

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    Summer makes them sliver sides hard to find and easy to catch.
    Lots like pre spawn in that they get bunched up and Hang suspended in a deep water area close to structure and in as cool of water as you can locate.

    I like to hunt them with the graph actually, if I can find bait fish the Crappie won't be far away. They are all hunting oxygen rich water .

    Mornings.. early... and Evening from the time the sun come off the water, they will press up following the bait in to the shadows and darkness.

    Fishing Current and using a drop light might work when you can't find them any other way.

    Good Luck and get after them.