Crappies spend a significant amount of time roaming mud flats gorging themselves on insect larvae throughout the year. Knowing when to head to the mud and giving them something they haven't seen before is just the ticket for limits of slabs!
Fishing BIG schools of crappies is like winning the lottery! However, getting the biggest fish in these schools to eat can be a whole different game.
As winter progresses crappies make their move to deep wintering holes - the basin. Targeting these roaming fish can become a chore especially in frigid temps where being mobile is limited. Understanding which baits will help put fish topside will up your game in these conditions!
Early season ice can be lights out on the weed edge! BIG panfish love to work these areas as long as the weeds are green. This was a Crazy Day!!
Lake of the Woods has plenty of big fish opportunities. Putting yourself on the right spot (where fish want to be) and using the right technique will up your odds at putting fish topside.
When crappies are scattered and roaming on flats its time to fan cast big plastic baits!
When crappies move shallow in the spring their strike zones become small. Having a presentation that can stay in their strike zones for a prolonged period will help your odds of putting fish in the box!
Leech Lake in Northern MN is known for its walleye fishing through the ice but don't sleep on it's crappies!
Extreme cold temps, clear water and highly pressured lakes can put the Crappie bite through the ice on hold. The best way to combat this scenario is to wait until the crowds leave and set up after dark.
Vertical Jigging for summertime crappies can be a difficult task especially on anew lake and open water situations. Understanding your electronics and selecting the proper presentations can help lead to success your next time out.

Lake of the Woods is home to some amazing ice fishing opportunities and Tamarack Island is right in the middle of the action! Find out what presentations and methods put GIANT Crappies on the ice!

Fall period crappie fishing can be some of the best fishing of the year - lots of fish congregated in small areas. When these fish are stacked in wintering holes and the angling pressure is high it is critical to give the fish something the have not seen.

The secret is out! One of the most important aspects of shallow water crappie fishing is staying in the strike zone for a prolonged period. This is accomplished with a slow falling presentation and this new soft plastic rig is the deadliest for when crappies are in skinny water!

When attempting to locate crappies through the ice the best technique is to cover as much water as possible. The best way to do this is with the Finicky Fooler and Kraemer Custom Rods! The Finicky Fooler is the new way to tip down fish for crappies!

Host Sara and Tyler Trampe travel north to Tamarack Island Wilderness Lodge on LOTW for a unreal crappie bite! Crappies start to school up late in the season and the SJTV crew helps breakdown their exact location.

Join Butch as he fishes on Beautiful Pelican Lake in Northern Minnesota!

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