Users' questions

How far should crappie be from the bottom?

How far should crappie be from the bottom?

You’ll want to present your lure or bait within one to ten feet of the bottom to get the most action. In shallow, dishpan lakes (<25 ft) you’ll want to aim closer to one foot. In deeper lakes (>25 ft) you’ll want to aim closer to ten feet off the bottom.

How old is a 6 inch crappie?

2.1 years old
According to some information recently compiled by officials with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, a six-inch black crappie that weighs 0.1 pounds will be, on average, 2.1 years old.

Where is the structure of a crappie?

Natural underwater features or cover like creek channels, ledges, humps, points, flats and ditches are good places for placing fish attractors. Placing attractors around docks and boat houses are also good places for fish attractors.

What is a fish attractor?

Attractors bring fisherman to fish and are made to help congregate and catch the bigger fish in the lake but not protect.

What time of day are crappie most active?

In the case of crappie, the best time to catch them is during their feeding time, which is most frequently between the hours of midnight and 2 am. Additionally, during dawn and dusk can be good times to catch them, with many of them also feeding during these twilight hours.

How old is a 15 inch white crappie?

A white crappie (distinguishable because it has five or six dorsal spines, compared to the black’s seven or eight) of the same length and weight will be 1.9 years old. Most fish that are caught for sport are between 2 and 5 years old.

How long does it take a crappie to get 12 inches?

Now I tend to keep them between 10” and 12″. In PA, a 12 inch crappie is usually about 8 years old but a 14+” fish is nearly 20 years old. A 10-12 inch fish makes a good fillet but it takes far less time to replace that fish.

Where do fish structures go?

What are the characteristics of a crappie fish?

Welcome to Crappie 101! Here you will find an overview of the crappie fish, including species, general characteristics, and behavior. Crappie is one of the most sought after gamefish in the U.S and Canada and for good reason. They are widespread across North America and abundant in many types of bodies of water.

Where does a crappie spend most of its time?

Crappie is somewhere in between. They will spend most of their time cruising the edges of weed beds and other structures, while occasionally venturing out into deeper water. Where they are at exactly depends on the season as well as other variables, but a lot of the time you will find them between structure and open water.

What’s the best way to catch a crappie?

1 Fish around any and all structures where crappie could be hiding. 2 Always vary your depths while crappie fishing. 3 When using cast and retrieve methods vary your retrieve to mimic what the crappie are feeding on. 4 Change up the baits you use until you find what they are eating by experimenting with color and size.

How can you tell if you have caught a black crappie?

The best way to know if you have caught a black crappie is by counting the spines in the dorsal fin… The best way to know if you have caught a black crappie is by counting the spines in the dorsal fin. They will have 7 to 8 spines but, also be careful when counting them as they are quite sharp.