View Full Version : What type of bottom

02-02-2006, 01:44 PM
Can someone tell me what type of a bottom crappie spawn on?
Is it usually sand or mud or rock bottoms?
The areas I fish have just two types mostly. Sandy or muddy with weeds

Darryl Morris
02-02-2006, 04:18 PM
Clean bottom. I am sure there is a variety of bottoms they will spawn on and there are probably preferences too. However, one thing I do know is they clean their beds bigtime. Check out this hawg and it's beaten up tail.


02-02-2006, 06:28 PM
Looks like that fish got it's tail cought in a paper shredder.
Thanks for the info.

Eager Beaver
02-02-2006, 08:16 PM
Gravel or sandy bottom around here and they fan it clean. I troll thru the shallows and look for white spots about a foot to a foot one half in diameter. That is their beds. I cast past the bed and pull a jig back thru the bed. I love to watch the Crappie and how they watch the jig as it comes towards their bed.

02-02-2006, 09:20 PM
Around here in Ky. Lake they spawn alot on pea gravel. Helps if it has some brush or stumps on it.

02-03-2006, 08:47 AM
The lakes we fish have mostly soft mud bottoms, so that's what they get. Sometimes the tails still get pretty torn up. - Roberta

02-03-2006, 09:13 AM
Up here in Pa., they mainly use wood. Dont have a lot of weed / sandy bottoms, so they use what they can.