This screen grab from a Navionics App illustrates an excellent “intersection” where a creek channel intersects with a main channel.
Crappie Basics – Fishing Intersections
by Tim Huffman
Fish have “game trails” just like deer.
Deer hunters definitely know the benefits of hunting a well-worn game trail. But ideally, they want to find where two or more deer trails intersect. That increases their odds of having a deer come by.
Crappie fishermen might learn a thing or two from deer hunters.
Searching out places where a main channel and a side or creek channel intersects is always a good place to start a crappie search. Of course, today’s high-tech lake mapping can help you locate these spots quickly, even while you’re at home on the computer.
Side-imaging and Livescopes will help pinpoint stumps, brush or steep drop-offs at or near those intersections.
Cast to those spots, or if it’s especially deep you can use a more precise pinpoint presentation by vertical jigging.
More on this and other great tips available in the book “Limiting Out for Crappie.”