Crappie- Springtime

Crappie-SpringtimeAn ultra-light rig, bobber and a jig tipped with a perch minnow hooked under the dorsal fin will bring crappie to the net. Where do we fish? Look for the locals on any body of water and they will be anchored over Crappie heaven.

An angler lobs his baited jig next to a submerged rock near the outside of a weedline. The bobber disappears, Tom sets the hook and a one pound Crappie dances at the end of his line. Time to bait the hook again. Two dozen minnows are not to many for four hours of Spring Crappie angling. My partner Tom and I do this every spring at Chautauqua Lake with my fishing club.


Perch Springtime

perchPerch are caught to be eaten. Study their habits, learn what they bite on and the equipment to be used. If I were just starting to angle for perch before the water warms to 40 degrees, I would look on the outside of a weedline in about 10 to 20 feet of water. Another trick is to watch the sky for swooping shorebirds feeding over the water. Below are schools of perch feeding on shad or other baitfish. Perch heaven.