Crappie Basics 146: Late Summer Cranks

“Areas of concentration for cranks can be on main lake points. Old river beds, creek channels and large flats are slow good choices. As flood control lakes start pulling water in late summer or fall it can push the crappie out onto the flats. The fish will be concentrated there.

“Vary depths along with use different colors. Go after the suspended fish that should be in good schools. Use electronics to find them and then dial in the depth and colors.

“The speed formula for Bandit 200 and 300 series is: Number of feet of line out divided by 10 and add one.” Russ Bailey