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A Compass for Spring Crappies By Matt Straw

Crappie Panfish

A Compass for Spring Crappies By Matt Straw

The boat rounds a corner and the vista of a huge bay opens before us. Crappie world in spring. Here we’ve seen hundreds packed into the spaces between branches of one fallen tree. And we’ve seen thousands in a spot one day only to return the next and find them gone. Happens to anybody who knows crappies for any length of time. Where did they go? The answer is on the screen of the nearest depth finder. Not the structure revealed by sonar. Not the depth, the GPS icons—not even the sidefinder function. The temperature readout. It points directly to...

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