What Water Depth Should I Fish In the Summertime for Bass, Walleye, Crappie?

What Water Depth Should I Fish In the Summertime for Bass, Walleye, Crappie?

Ever wonder if you're fishing the correct water depth?

Check out this handy chart the Iowa Department of Natural Resources put together.

Hopefully this helps you catch a few more fish this summer!

Morning 
Shallow: bluegill, largemouth bass 
Medium: crappie, walleye 
Medium-deep: channel catfish

Mid-day
Medium: bluegill 
Medium-deep: largemouth bass, crappie, channel catfish 
Deep: walleye 

Evening
Shallow: bluegill, largemouth bass 
Medium: crappie, walleye 
Medium-deep: channel catfish 

Water depth by fish species

 

Check out our Tungsten Jigs for Winter and Summer Crappie fishing!  Deadly when jigged over the side of your boat or under a slip bobber.  Tip them with a crappie minnow, leech or plastics.


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