In the South it can stay hot well into the fall, or even into wintertime. Hardcore crappie anglers need protection from the sun and heat. UV-protective sunglasses are important to cut down on glare and protect your eyes. And while baseball-style caps provide some protection for your face, a wide-brimmed hat provides significantly enhanced protection for your ears and neck, as well as a little shade reducing heat on your upper body. Crappie Dan says, “Wear those ball caps to and from the lake so you “look like a regular fisherman,” but consider a wide-brimmed hat when you are actually on the water.