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Duane Peterson landed this nice fall crappie by using light line and a jig.  There are numerous ways to fish with a jig, so anglers need to experiment to find the one that works best each day. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)

Fall crappies will require decisions

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As the late summer period gradually turns to fall, crappie activity elevates.

That has certainly been the case in the Park Rapids area over the past few weeks. That increase in action should continue as the days of September pass.

A great way to catch crappies throughout the year is with a small jig with a soft plastic tail. Sizes from 1/32 up to 1/8 ounce are appropriate sizes, though a 1/16 ounce works best in most situations.

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