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Ron Burgundy

Willow-crappie?

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What do I have to do to cach crappie on willow? I caught about 40 nice sunnies on various plastics last night and not 1 crappie. Of course I stayed in that one spot because the sunnies were pretty fun. I used honey worms, orange micro-nymphs and a 1" glittery shad with a pink jig head. I tried a pink and yellow road runner but it was too big. The sunnies just tugged the tail and let go. Maybe if I'd moved around and tried in or near some wood. I had a good time with the non-stop sunny action though.

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Crappies are tough out there. There population of crappies is pretty small. The only time of year I've ever caught them consistently is in the spring/spawn when they are right near the shorelines. Other than that I have not been able to pattern them. I caught a few near the dock posts one evening and I've caught a fair amount through the ice, but that's about it.

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Thanks, I'll definitely try them thru the ice. That is a nice little place.

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I fish out there 1-3 times a week weather permitting and I have only pulled on crappie out of there it was probably 30 feet off the dock on a waxworm and a small 1/32 tube jig. that is the only one I have seen come out of there besides one pulled right from the dock itself a few weeks ago.

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