Cold Water Crappie Tactics From the Kayak

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Panfish often consolidate in tight schools during the cold water period. This is an ideal time to get on top of crappie with a stealthy fishing kayak and vertical presentation such as a curly tail jig.

McKeon “Keys” Roberts uses a kayak to access hard-to-reach panfish honey holes and locates fish off the grassline using 2D Sonar. Keys explains how he uses the pedal and hand rudder feature of his Old Town Predator PDL kayak to stay on top of the fish hands-free and focused on catching.