First off, again hope everyone and their families are safe & doing well. I couldn't find a "crappie" or "other species" specific section but wanted to share this beginners guide to crappie fishing. Thought it'd be helpful for those trying their hand for the first time at catching these tasty guys.
Crappie are schooling fish that are very depth oriented. This means that once you catch one crappie you are very likely to catch a whole lot more!
With them being so depth oriented you need to make sure you have the correct depth locked in. If you are fishing just 6 inches above or below crappie you may not get a single bite. That's why it's important to prospect not just new places but different depths. Once you get a bite at a certain depth lock that in and fish that water column. Generally, when it's colder the crappie will be further down in the water (to keep a bit warmer) and on warmer days they may be shallower. Of course if it's too hot they again retreat down to the cooler depths.
Hopefully this video will help those thinking about trying their hand at crappie fishing to give it a try. It's super fun fishing!
Feel free to ask questions and hope everyone is doing well! & staying safe!
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