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Flatlining Crappies


April 13, 2020

Simonson Photo.

White On. This nice white crappie, complete with dark spawning bars, fell for a Road Runner jig worked back to the boat with the horizontal "flatline" retrieve.

While crappies aren't known for adrenaline-inducing strikes or heart-pounding battles, they're often some of the earliest angling excitement in spring as they stage to spawn and hang on the edge of shallow northern bays and other areas where they'll beget the next generation of slabs. While an EKG might not register the spike in pulse when one of these popular panfish is hooked, thinking of th...

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