Come November, many outdoorsmen are focused on filling freezers with venison. For those still looking to secure enough crappie fillets to keep the fry grease sizzling past Christmas, this is good news. Long gone is the summer morning boat-ramp rush—not to mention the water scooters, wakeboarders, and pleasure boaters. Lake traffic throughout the country has mellowed, but slab crappies are just getting revved up. After they’ve spent the hot months in the depths with a sluggish attitude and a high degree of lockjaw, November sees crappies sliding shallower, chasing shad, and being positively piggish before winter arrives. We found three veteran slab hunters who know exactly what triggers the fall feed, and exactly where and how to target these fish. Their tips will keep you cranking on your local monster crappies so hard this month, you might work up enough sweat to lose the jacket.