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Fishing Report

Spring Fishing Tip

crappie josh plastic bait

It’s no secret that the biggest crappies of the open water season are found in the shallow warm waters
of Spring hidden in some form of cover such as pencil reeds, sunken timber, or near the edges of
cattails. The problem starts when a live crappie minnow is used under a float. It’s just a matter of time
until that minnow wraps up the whole presentation to where the minnow falls off the hook or gets the
hook snagged. Once some fish are located with the minnow float rig, replace the minnow with a white
2” Berkley Gulp twister tail hooked horizontally so it dangles like a minnow. Cast to the honey hole and
twitch the bait until a fish takes the bait. Using plastics for Spring crappies is also much more efficient
(no more wasted time re-baiting). Lotsa Fish! Lotsa Fun! Minnesota Fishing Guide Service 320-291-0708, 218-732-9919


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