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Reservoirs offer some fantastic crappie fishing if you know where to Look! The crappie species has been given odd names thought out the years such as calico bass, speckled perch, speckled bass, white perch, pole crappie, strawberry bass, and paper mouth. The key to catching crappie is understanding  where the white perch are located in reservoirs during a certain seasonal period. You can have all the latest and greatest crappie fishing gear but it will not do you any good if cannot locate any white perch.

 A reservoir typically is defined as body of water that has been created by damming up a river. Types of reservoirs vary drastically so you need to do your home work before you go crappie fishing in one of these water impoundments and expect to catch crappie. The good thing about reservoirs is that they are man made so in most cases topographical map information is available to do your planning for your next crappie fishing trip.

Reservoirs are classified by their topography type based on the river that was dammed. Like I said before all reservoirs are not the same. Reservoirs range from large deep flooded canyons to shallow lowland wetland impoundments and each different reservoir type will have it’s own unique classification in order to develop your crappie fishing pattern.

One thing that is common about all reserervoirs is that white perch thrive in the majority of them so its well worth the effort to learn what needed to go crappie fishing in them. Just about any crappie bait such as live baits like small shad,crappie minnows, shiners flathead minnows and small crayfish can be used to catch crappie.

 Typically a reservoir can be divided into three areas when you are doing your planning. Of course the deepest end will be area number one. This is the area closest to the dam in every reservoir. Area number two is where the new creek arm created by the damming blends in with the old creek channel. This area is always a good spot to locate papermouth and it is likely you can catch crappie here.

 A good method of fishing for crappie in area number two is by setting up a number of your crappie fishing rigs at various depths tipped with live bait and artificial crappie jigs. When you start to catch crappie you can anchor off and continue to fish. Make sure you change the depth of all your crappie rods to the same depth that you started catching crappie. Area three is the shallowest of the three areas and is typically the farthest distance away from the dam. Typically these areas are great locations to catch crappie because there is abundance of good forage for crappie food. There also an abundance of structure in this area and during the spring this the area of the reservoir you want to fish because the  speckled perch will spawn here

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