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    This is probably a stupid question but, when you are looking on channel Ledges for structure are you going parallel to the ledge or do you go perpendicular?

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    Parallel.
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    Thanks for the info, just wasn't sure about that with side-scan. I'm still trying to figure out this whole crappie fishing thing. Based on today's results I think I would have been better off going to the fish market.

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    You forgot one of the base premises of CDC, there are no dumb questions. All of us learned from someone else. Good luck finding the fish, makes it more fun.
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    I tried running Parallel as well as making an S pattern using my humminbird map as a guide. I just wasn't sure of the approach while checking ledges. I found fish but none wanted my offering. Not sure if it was all shad or just not hungry. I found some small structure but could not find any fish relating to it. But of course as luck would have it, I look at fishing report from the same Lake that I fished today and there are pictures of guys with full coolers.... I did take a screenshot of one of the images, I plan to post it in the photography section tomorrow and just see if anybody can determine what type of fish it may have been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntersdad View Post
    Thanks for the info, just wasn't sure about that with side-scan. I'm still trying to figure out this whole crappie fishing thing. Based on today's results I think I would have been better off going to the fish market.

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    we hit ledges often , latest report is drop offs from 8 to 15 and the sharper drops are better , pitch to 8 and drop it off the ledge and ....set the hook
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeetbum View Post
    You forgot one of the base premises of CDC, there are no dumb questions. All of us learned from someone else. Good luck finding the fish, makes it more fun.
    Very well said, Skeet. I can’t believe how little I knew when I started, and I have barely scratched the surface. This is the place to learn and have fun.
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    This is the ledge I found. Thought I had made more screenshots than this one.Name:  20211127_210702.jpg
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    My crappie chasing days go back to my Humminbird Super60 flasher days and before. One of the best units I ever used for finding ledge crappie was a Lowrance paper graph. I found it was much easier to FIND crappie while going up and down ledges then throwing a marker at either side of a school. I then fish the school by casting to the deep side and fish back to the shallow side.

    One of my all-time best cold water tactic is find and marking a school, taking a minnow and hooking it from the throat latch up thru the head between the eyes, and casting it to the deeper part of the ledge. I use a drop shot type rig with a 1/2-3/4 oz casting sinker on bottom and a light wire #1hook. Work it slowly like you would a plastic worm for bass. Very little to no action. Cast, raise rod slowly,reel up but donít allow any slack, and set the hook on anything that feels heavier or different. Hook set is just a sweep of the rod.

    Many times a school will scatter after you catch a few fish. I now put a waypoint on that school, leave to find another school, and come back in an hour or so to fish it after they have regrouped.


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