As a rule crappie fishermen routinely think that summertime crappie are always going to be deep, often concentrating their efforts in 15 to 25 feet of water or even deeper in some lakes.
Crappie Dan, however, says depending on the weather and water conditions fishermen might be bypassing shallow fish, even in the summer.
That was exactly the case during a recent pre-tournament scouting trip to Missouri’s Truman Lake. Lake levels had been exceedingly high and were still nine feet above normal pool.
Crappie Dan found crappie in 6 feet of water, even with water temperatures in the high 80’s. Check out this video to learn why you should never fall into a summertime rut when you’re searching for crappie.