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Plan ahead in your late-summer crappie fishing chase

Goose Gutzman, a crappie specialist, uses 1/16 or 1/32 ounce jigs with plastics, experimenting to see what works.

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In the late-summer fishing season, Goose Gutzman joins Chad Koel to chase crappies. They share their techniques as the Labor Day weekend arrives.

Warm-weather croppies can be tough to find, Koel, the host of Northland Outdoors, says.

Koel says map likely holding areas then cover those areas quickly using your sonar device.

Gutzman, a crappie specialist, uses 1/16 or 1/32 ounce jigs with plastics, experimenting to see what works. Scent application can also provide benefits.

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Crappie angler Goose Gutzman looks at a crappie held by Chad Koel during an outing. Contributed / Chad Koel

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