Cold water Crappie fishing in Southwestern Ohio lakes and ponds

Ohio Crappie will bite in cold water! I personally like extremely clear water conditions when the bait presentation is visible for long distance. This past weekend Chad and Dad enjoyed fishing for Crappie in small lakes. We caught a lot of Crappie too! The water was supper cold and the wind was heavy but it didn’t hurt the Crappie bite. I would guess the water temp was 38-40 degrees. To be honest windy conditions seems to turn Crappie on.

We fished two ways. Live minnows on a floater and tiny jigs with tubes under a  small floater. We did better on the jig and floater rig  than live  minnows if you can believe it. The Crappie were very active when you found them. We fished close to shore  with very little results so we decided to try the middle of the lake. Then the bite was, “On”. We had a blast catching Crappie Saturday and Sunday. Nice fish too!

Chad smoked Dad  Saturday as I just couldn’t get the rhythm. Had to watch Chad “catch” Crappie for about an hour…on the jig and floater. Chad claimed it was his 1/64oz. jig that was enticing these little slabs.  I was using a 1/32oz. jig with very little results. Chad caught 25-30 Crappie before we called it a day. Sunday was a different day (Dad caught Crappie) but the conditions were about the same.  It was a minnow bite and the jig bite. Everywhere! They wer on! The Crappie got more active as the day progressed.

Dad had to leave but Chad stayed and caught more Crappie for  another hour. Had to listen to Chad’s “fish tales” during supper. All in all…Chad and Dad just had fun Crappie fishing small water in Southwestern Ohio this past weekend.  We enjoy life fishing even if Mother Nature dusts us with a little snow and cold wind.  Crappie will bite in cold water. You just have to figure them out.

Thanks for stopping by the Blog. Don’t forget about Father God either!

Hot tip…keep the jig and floater moving. Little hops and steady retrieve. BAM! FISH ON!


About rickroehm

Since 1988 I’ve been writing and doing service for the Lord. It all began in 1987 after a personal walk began with the Lord. This personal walk with the Lord I speak of turned into extensive Bible studies and later evolved into blogging in early 2000. At present I write, author, and publish several different sites on the Internet. My Blogs contain a vast library of Theological writings, teaching videos, and preaching audios that currently go around the globe for the cause of Christ. I write at Christian Blessings on Wordpress, Holy Hubert Lindsey Group on Facebook, Churches on Trial at Google, publish You Tube videos, record sermons at, etc. I also pastor a Church called the Upper Room in Williamsburg, Ohio . My secular Blog called Southwestern Ohio Fishing on Wordpress is where I write about experiences with my son and fishing partner Chad where we together enjoy Mother Nature’s beauty mixed with Father God’s creation. At Southwestern Ohio Fishing Blog I also publish favorite recipes for those who enjoy eating and cooking as much as this writer does. Thanks for sharing your time and life with this writer at the Blogs. Here's more access to my ministry and fishing Blog if you'd care to check them out further. Bible Truth Christian Blessings Holy Hubert Group Facebook Churches on Trial Hubert Lindsey YouTube videos The Upper Room Southwestern Ohio Fishing Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it! God Bless!
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