My turn: Crappie advice online

Clarence Plank

As always I’m searching the web looking for the best tips to help anglers catch the ones that tend to get away.

I happened upon a couple of tips on a website called www.bigfishtackle.com about catching crappie.

• Patience doesn’t work with crappie because they travel in schools and are always on the move. So should you.

• Always sharpen your hooks.

• Check your maps for channels, breaks and shallow areas where crappie tend to school.

• Make sure you give other fisherman room because the wake from your boat could spook the fish or lines might get tangled.