However, the hours of daytime are obtaining longer as well as air temperatures are slowly climbing up The very early signs of spring start breaking crappie out of their wintertime blue funks.
When big prespawn hosting females start to obtain hungry, late winter season is the prime time to catch the biggest crappie of the year. Depending upon where you live, February or early March is when late winter crappie start their movement towards the generating banks.
Reservoirs are attracted to their least expensive levels, the water is near its chilliest temperature as well as the crappie fishing gets challenging during the late stages of winter season.
Here are some patterns on just how to catch late winter season crappie on lowland as well as highland tanks.
David Yang AKA DYangbass is a crappie angling STUD.
These impoundments feature discolored to dirty water and also lots of superficial framework so crappie will typically be shallower than their cousins staying in highland lakes. These fish migrate from the main lake to the mouths of feeder creeks and also major lake apartments where you can capture them as superficial as 2 feet deep on warm, warm days. An efficient method to capture these migrating fish is to troll the apartments with 2 1/2- to 3-inch soft plastic baits attached to 1/8-ounce jigs.
Crawler rigging with jigs or minnows in the creeks is an effective way to catch the big hosting women. The best locations of the lake to fish for late winter season crappie are the arms of the tributaries and feeder creeks where the dirtier water warms up quicker than the reduced lake.
Stephanie Rackley AKA The Healthy Chew with a number of SLABS.
Late wintertime crappie angling can be harder on the clear, deep highland lakes because the fish can be congregating around rounds of shad at depths varying from 40 to 75 feet. You can capture several of these deep fish vertical jigging a plastic tube affixed to a 1/4- or 3/8-ounce horsehead jig.
On my home waters of Lake of the Ozarks, late winter months warm spells of 2 to 3 days can cause some good superficial action in tarnished water. My favored late winter months pattern is throwing a jig and bobber gear to schools of crappie gathered on second points. After I locate the crappie with my electronics, I cast the jig approached 6 to 8 feet listed below the bobber to the spot where the fish are hosting. I let the rig drift with the wind, which imparts adequate action on the jig to activate attacks. If the climate is calm, I periodically jerk the bobber to generate some action on my jig.