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how do you locate crappies?

how do you locate crappies when ice fishing?
also wanna put my kids on some when the weather breaks but never really tried before. I heard they hang on structure like brush and suspend. can someone hook me up with some tips to get em on the boat? maybe some good tips on bait also?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 11:11 AM
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Re: how do you locate crappies?

fatheads work well for me,find some brush piles and u should find some slabs. what lakes u fishen??
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Re: how do you locate crappies?

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-23-2013, 04:52 PM
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Re: how do you locate crappies?




Jig fatheads on a small glowing jig or spoon after dark. Jig at all depths. Ive been fishing every night lately and catching anywhere from 18-40 per night in a few hours. I have other tricks but I cant give everything away. Start with fatheads on glow jigs. Charge the jig with a flashlight periodically.
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Re: how do you locate crappies?

I fish all sorts of lakes around Lancaster. pretty much all of em about equally. like the change in scenery and depends on what i'm after. generally largemouth but thought it would be fun for the kids to try crappies.
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Re: how do you locate crappies?

Jig downed tree tops and logs.
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Re: how do you locate crappies?

Many lakes have maps available that show manmade cover..
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Re: how do you locate crappies?

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Originally Posted by OHaraTree
Jig downed tree tops and logs.
Yep, anytime you find a tree in the water. There is crappies nearby or in it!

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