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Meet crappie fishing's spider men

WARSAW, Mo. The minute Charlie and Travis Bunting arrived at one of their favorite fishing spots on Truman Lake, they went to work setting up an elaborate spider web to ensnare big crappies. Arranging rod holders at the front of their boat, they put out multiple 16-foot rods baited with jigs and minnows and began slow-trolling along a submerged fence row. It's called spider rigging, and it's a method that is deadly on crappies, the Buntings will tell you. It allows them to present a multitude of baits, set so that they are skimming over the timber and brush rising from the bottom. To the crappies, it must look like a school of baitfish passing overhead. To the Buntings, it...

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