Crappie Fishing Tips

Crappie Fishing Tips

By Robert Tannery

Crappie fishing tips helps you locate crappie as the seasons change, crappie have a migration path that they move to when seasons change. In the spring the crappie will move to the shore lines to lay their eggs, usually March through April each year when water temperatures reach 62 to 68 degrees.
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Salt Water Flies The 3 Essential

Salt Water Flies – The 3 Essential

By Ted Demopoulos

All fishermen have their workhorse flies, the flies that account for most of their fish. Unfortunately they rarely think about why those flies work, why that assortment should cover most of their fishing situations.
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Bass Fishing Lures What Works Best ?

Bass Fishing Lures – What Works Best?

By Craig Petersen

The word “lure” means to entice, tempt or attract. It is easy to understand why this term applies to an object dangling at the end of a fishing line into the depths of lake or river waters, since your very reason for being at the water is to do just that, lure the fish.
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Springtime Bass Fishing

Springtime Bass Fishing – Its All About Water Temperature

By Jadran Z. E. Transcona

To reel in those bass fish of your dreams you not only need to choose the correct lure and the correct and proper speed of retrieve.

Water temperature – especially in the spring water season means just as much lure choice and speed of retrieve. Especially in the spring water season bass fishing success are a mixture and a result of all there components of a bass fisherman’s repertoire.

It can be more than said and emphasized that the key to early springtime bass fishing success is a warming trend in which the water temperature generally rises just 4 or 5 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s as if only a slight change like this 4 or 5 degrees change in water temperature is more than enough to make the bass fish more active and have them start to move on wards towards that shallow water and on wards to more and shallower water.

Of course the actual temperature is relative to whatever region of the country or even countries that if you are fishing.

Obviously if you are in Illinois or Michigan warmer water will be the norm as compared to an area such as Northern Manitoba Canada where of course average water temperatures will be cooler.

The two factors that commonly cause water temperatures to rise in the spring are of course sunshine with its warmth, and surprisingly rain.

Of the two rains affects bass and bass fishing much quicker and promptly. Even February rains in the more southern states of the US are several degrees warmer than lake water.

Thus you may want to fish in places and areas where the runoff is flowing in, such as smaller tributaries creeks and even ditches.

It can be said that larger tributaries and rivers may become too muddy if they are flushing a lot of new water into their system.

Bass  will tend to move to these smaller runoff areas within even hours. You may even see the bass chasing small minnows and small baitfish. It happens all that quickly.

It’s all about water temperatures. Small crankbaits and spinnerbaits fished near the surface of the water are most effective since the warmer water will stay on top of the cooler water. Of course heat rises.

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Unfortunately however this runoff activity seldom lasts longer than two or three days because as the water disperses it gradually cools. The bass fish will slow down accordingly.

However this can be a good time to move to the larger tributaries. In the larger tributaries try the same techniques as employed previously, once the waters have cleared.

Watch out that several days of warming sunshine in early springtime can trigger these same quick changes in bass activity. All it takes is just four to five degrees of change in water temperatures.

The best warming trends are those in which the nighttime air temperatures do not drop below the temperatures of the water, meaning a full 24 hours of continuous warming.

It seems that after only 2 or 3 days of such conditions, the bass will begin moving to the creeks, bays and smaller coves and pockets. Usually this is to the northern shorelines since they receive the most sunshine overall.

Lastly remember that slightly “stained” or “dingy” water will warm quicker than the clearest water.

Remember in the end its all about catching those Bass fish.

Jadran Z. E. Transcona has many years experience as a fish as well as hunting guide and operator His best known area are in the Lake Manitoba Canadian Wilderness Regions [] as well as his Outdoors and Fishing Blog []

http://www.sellyourmanitobacottage.comm []

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Angler Action Plan (Baitfish)

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When foreign species invade our waters they can rapidly expand their range. They can then eat native species, or out-compete them for food and habitat. They can also introduce and spread disease.

1. Use bait lawfully
Crayfish must be used in same water body where caught and cannot be transported overland. Northern leopard frogs are the only species of frog that may be used as bait. Not all small fish or minnows are legal ‘baitfish.’ Learn about the 48 species that can be used as live as bait in Ontario at .

2. Know your fishing hole
It is prohibited to use bait in some sensitive rivers and lakes. Visit to learn about your favorite fishing spot.

3. Never dump your bait into the water It’s illegal to release your bait or dump the contents of your bait bucket anywhere near the water. Dispose your bait at least 30 m away from the shore.

4. Use local bait
Get your bait as close as possible to where you plan on fishing and reduce the risk of introducing a species that isn’t normally found in the local area.

5. Report all invaders
Call the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters’ Invading Species Hotline at 1-800-563-7711 to report an invasive species sighting. Or download the EDDMapS Ontario app to report an invader on the spot.

6. Stop the invasion
Visit to download Action Plans for Hikers, Boaters, Cottagers and Gardeners. Or visit our partner pages for more resources:
Invading Species:

Invasive Plants Council:
Federation of Ontario: Cottagers’ Associations