Shane Walser knows how to catch crappie. He grew up fishing on High Rock Lake and operates “Yadkin Lake’s Crappie Guides.” He says catching them in the summer requires specific tactics.
Brush piles, in deep water are the favorite places crappie like to hang out in hot summer weather. He looks for downed trees in spots where the water can be ten to twenty feet deep. He prefers using plastic jigs on 1/8th ounce jig heads. Bright green is his “go to” color. If the fish are stubborn he’ll switch to live minnows and says that rigging the live bait properly is the key.