When its Cold, Go Deep!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 0 Comments

The Crappie are close to shore in big numbers at Clinton Lake and it hasn't been unusual for individuals to have 20+ fish days. However, as it is spring, inclement weather is not uncommon nor are cold fronts. After a cold front, we have found the bite to be very tough, so Levi took a clue from a recent In-Fisherman article and we went from a more typical jig approach to using small crankbaits with great results, lots of fish, and large Crappie. Key lures have been the Norman Deep Tiny N in chartreuse and silver, and silver 1/8 ounce Rattle Traps.

Very nice Crappie from Levi, Chartreuse Norman Deep Tiny N

Caught quite a few small Largemouth that day as well. 

1 1/4 lb Crappie on a small silver Rattle Trap. 

Another nice Crappie, Silver/Blue Norman Deep Tiny N