Northwestern Ontario is under the direct path of the Mississippi Flyway. The Crappie spawn coincides with the spring Waterfowl migration to the north. Ducks and geese have been stopping to rest on various lakes in the region and have dropped Crappie eggs, which were most likely stuck to feathers; the most likely origins of Rugby Lake Crappy. Rugby Lake is a perfect environment for Crappie with the shallow weedy bays and both rocky and sandy shorelines. Once they got a foothold in the lake it took very little time for Crappie to proliferate into great numbers and being easy to catch; our guests are surprised at how easy it is.