Although crappie are a species of fish that are considered rather abundant in the lakes and streams of the America, this doesn’t mean that you can just drop your bait into any old fishing hold and be able to have crappie on the dinner table that same night. First, you must have a basic understanding of the behaviors and habitats that are distinct to this species. Once you have gained a little knowledge of what to expect, you can expect to be one step ahead of the fish.
When fishing for crappie, you will mostly come in contact with either white or black crappie. Black crappie happen to be found in water that is generally a bit more cooler than the white crappie will gravitate to. If you are looking to catch one kind of crappie over the other, this is pretty important information that you would need to know.
When it comes to where the best places to fish for crappie fishing, your best bets are to scour the larger ponds, smaller lakes and the shallow areas of fishing holes that have either muddy or sandy floors to them. Lakes are particularly full of these fish primarily because of the vast array of vegetation as well as wildlife that can provide adequate food around these waters. The trick is knowing where to look within these lakes or ponds.
Wherever there is water with any deep holes, dams, sunken objects, weeds, inlets or points this is a good place to bet that you will also find crappie as these are the things that make up a perfect crappie habitat. This is where you should look to fish first.
Crappie as a species are a fish that travel a majority of the time in large schools. This makes it somewhat of a challenge for the angler to be able to hone in on where they are at any given time since they move from place to place a lot. Because of this, the angler must pay attention to the direction that the school is heading. If you can keep ahead of them, you could end up with quite a few fish.
Keep in mind that the structures that are beneath the water also help to
create shallows. These areas are perfect breeding grounds for vegetation and
any potential prey that might be a nice meal to the crappie as well. Anywhere
you can find these, you will find your fish.