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Jordyn Kaufer

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Ok.

I was wondering about summer time plastic for crappies, where to even go on lakes and where to find them after ice out, summer, late summer.

Thank youuu.

Jordyn

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Power minnows and power tubes are must have plastics. You can always experiment with new ones as well.

If crappies aren't in the shallows right after ice out, then they may be holding in deeper water right out from the larger bays in say 8-18ft. I have even found crappies in deep holes right after ice out. However, as soon as you get a warm day or two, the crappies waste no time moving into the bays.

After the spawn, crappies will move to the closest developing weedline adjacent to the main lake basin. If there are any points or inside turns on the weedline they will concentrate fish.

As summer progresses, the crappies will suspend just off the weedlines in deeper water.

Hope this helps!

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Power tubes and Northland thumper jigs. Its an awesome set-up for crappies all year round.

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What Drewski said is right on. I would concentrate on the south facing weedline on the north side of the lake early in the spring. They will be there or just out from it in deep water. If the crappies suspend deep use your electronics to find them and confirm with a camera or by catching. Good Luck.

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I started using puddle jumpers last year, had great luck. They come in 1 1/2 & 2in, and many colors.

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I know a great spot they are holding right now. But the Old Town isn't a very good icebreaker considering its been right around or below freezing the last few days.

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charlie brewer crappie sliders are killer for summer crappies around weeds. beetle spins, road runners, and twistertails are also good. tubes are always a must have for crappies no matter what season it is!

pink, white, black, black/chartruse, pink/white, silver, red, red and white, are all good color combos for crappie

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Ok.

I was wondering about summer time plastic for crappies, where to even go on lakes and where to find them after ice out, summer, late summer.

Thank youuu.

Jordyn

ice out. staging outside spawning areas, sometimes moving into spawning areas,

summer, deepweedlines

late summer, somewhat shallower weedlines.

fall- backwaters, lagoons, bays, shallow weedlines, boat docks, swimming platforms, etc.

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When fishing with plastics do you use bait or just rely on the presentation of the plastic? If you use bait with the plastic, what is your choice?

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