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Ice-out crappies

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Well, I took the reels off my ice rods yesterday, put new line on them and put them back on spinning rods. I'm surprised I'm the first to ask this, but do the crappies move into the reeds soon after ice-out. On many lakes, they begin to move right up into the reeds when the water reaches 40 degrees or so. Is this true on Red too? A person hears so much about the ice fishing, but little about the spring fishing. I fished the cribs a couple times in late summer without success, what times of the year are best for the cribs?

Thanks in advance for the help.

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There's a break line from 4ft to 6 1/2 ft that the crappie will mass along just before the spawn!!! Fishing URL during the winter is fun, but if you haven't been for ice-out you have missed some of the most incredible crappie fishing yet!!!

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