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Old and New for Summertime Crappies

 

July 12, 2021

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The crappie tube has been a consistent fish catcher for over 50 years, but don't forget to try out a few new plastics this summer to find something new that may be even more effective.

There are many options when it comes to catching crappies, most involving a small minnow. Whether under a slip float or on a jig, live bait is king when summer slabs are feeding, but on some lakes, baitfish are prohibited, and in many cases, light tackle anglers enjoy the challenge of fishing crappies without it. With today's selection of plastics, however, not having live bait or not being a...



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