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How to Catch Spring Crappies During Transition Time

It can be a productive, but challenging, period to fish for slabs. Here's where to find them.

How to Catch Spring Crappies During Transition Time

Crappies steadily move into more shallow water as temps warm. However, a cold snap will send them back to the depths. (Photo by Jeff Knapp))

The association of productive crappie fishing with springtime is a strong one, the reason being that at some point during this season, great numbers of the fish will be found in shallow water. Any scenario where concentrations of fish are found in select areas tends to play in the angler’s favor.

However, spring can also be a time of disappointment for crappie anglers. Eager folks, inspired by the first warming trends of the year, assault the...

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