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Fishing for Wintertime Slabs

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December 20, 2015
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Don’t wait until spring to go crappie fishing. Great fishing is out there right now!

shop fishing crappieIn winter, the structure with the most potential will be relatively deep, depending on the location of the thermocline and the mean depth of the lake. Here's are a few ways you can find that fishing honey hole.

  1. Look for prime structure on the main lake adjacent to a channel or major dropoff.

  2. Focus your search on points, ridges, humps, and flats with tight contour lines.

  3. Use small jigs on the lightest fishing line possible and work them slow. At the slightest little tick or movement of the line, set the hook.

Once you locate the structure and identify the edge, you will need to find key crappie holding cover. Hot spots can be stumps, rock piles or brush piles. The bigger slabs will be on isolated pieces of cover.

Finding winter crappie takes a little work, but once you hook into them you’ll quickly forget about the winter chill.

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By Larry Whiteley, Host of the award winning
Outdoor World Radio


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Larry Whiteley

Larry Whiteley is the host of the award winning Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Radio. This popular show has been on the air since 1992 and is the largest internationally syndicated outdoor radio show in the world. 

The show is heard every day on over 834 stations in all 50 states. It is heard in 179 foreign countries over the American Forces Radio Network 

Larry also writes Outdoor World Newspaper and Magazine Tips which were originally created in 1996. These informative and entertaining outdoor tips are distributed to over 3,000 weekly newspapers and magazines across America 

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