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Spring not only time for crappie

July 07, 2009 at 10:47 AM

Spring is not the only time to catch crappie. It may be the best, but tasty panfish can be caught even during the hot days of summer.

So says Mike Jackson of the Arlington Heights Daily Herald in a recent column.

Wally Marshall, otherwise known as “Mr. Crappie,” continues to preach his gospel about crappie angling. If you’ve been to any of the giant tackle shops, you may have seen Wally’s tempting video pieces talking to you as you roam the aisles looking for bargains.

Marshall suggests we look to various river environs for the crappie jackpots, but don’t overlook some of our local and area lakes. For example, Deep Lake, a longtime bass and panfish favorite, has weed pockets in deeper water that serve as home to the bigger panfish. The west shoreline can be a bonanza for jumbo ‘gills and slab crappie.

Click here to read the rest of his story.

 

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