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finicky crappies

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Is it just me or has the crappie bite really slowed down I have been spotting a ton of fish just not getting them to commit

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This cold snap put the breaks on a little bit. Try black and/or darker colors during these frontal conditions.

One nice thing about these cold snaps, though, is that it's making ice for the late season.

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Crappie fishing over the weekend was slow with the cold weather. They would show up, but not bite. I went back out Tuesday and they were biting good again. The numbers were there, but the size was not. Good Luck

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Yuppers that happened to me as well on Monday night, I did find however that I really needed to mix things up, the fish would hit but what I found to work was hooking a crappie minnow through the tail of a jig, ya upside down and really ripping it, like 3-4 feet up and down, the crappies would hit it on the drop..

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Thanks for the great feedback good ideas

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Try hooking 2 very small crappie minnows so they face in oppisite directions 2/3's up the water column as your dead stick.

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Hey sm duck great advice. Got my fishhouse out on "our lake" in 30ft. Have crappies on the vex all the time - the ones near the bottom won't bite - but the one's 10 ft off will bite (with some work!)They have good size too.

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Watch for those blips 2-10 feet down too. They might not be on the screen very long but they can be aggressive. It seems that the fish up higher are moving alot faster.

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