The most important phase of catching crappie is finding the fish. You can’t catch crappie if there are no crappie in the water where you are fishing. Therefore, your first job is to locate the fish. Once found, you can concentrate on the presentation and baits.
Dan Dannenmueller is one-half of the Yamamoto pro staff team who won the 2011 and 2012 Angler Team of the Year with Bass Pro Shops Crappie Masters Tournament Trail. Fishing all over the country forces him to be able to find fish quickly.