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How shallow do crappie go??

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i have never crappie fished, but i was just wondering, do they go shallow ever like bluegill and other related fish? ive never seen one in water shallow enough to sight fish.

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They absolutely go shallow. You can find them in as little as a foot or two of water. They will typically come shallow when spawning and you can find them relating to shallow cover. I have always had luck with dense weedlines and bruch thickets in this situation. The crappie have a place that they feel safe and can also ambush any passing prey.

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I have caught crappie in as little as 6 inches of water. In the spring time they will go to the shallow to spawn and they get real shallow. I love to fish for them either with a live minnow around stumps or casting a roadrunner jig.

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Bud, you fish Ky and Barkley Lakes? I was born and raised in Murray! My family still lives in Panorama Shores right on Blood River.

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Westpalmdude

I live about 2 miles from Ky dam.  From the time I leave home I can be in the water at the Ky Dam Marinia in about 3 min.   We might have fished the same brushpiles for old paper mouth.  Bud

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crappie go very shallow, mainly during the spawn. caught some in less then 1' on a couple of lakes around my area. they can also be caught pretty shallow during the fall. i was catching my crappie from silver lake (different thread) in 3' of water or less right next to brushy shorelines.

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