I was fishing a shady area of Hopkinton State Park with a white, beaded wooly bugger. This was tied on to spinning tackle, using a clear, weighted bobber. The clear bobber will not be as visible to fish, and won't scare them as easily. I caught three crappie pretty quickly. Crappie really like shady, kind of shallow areas.
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