Expanding your fishing horizons is a great way to catch more fish. Two of the best ways to accomplish this are testing new waters or trying different locations on the lakes you already fish.

This weekend on Lindy Legendary Fishing Tackle’s acclaimed Fish Ed TV, host Jon Thelen tackles both scenarios head-on.

Watch as Jon shares a breakout pattern for catching overlooked summertime crappies, then offers guide-tested tricks for quickly breaking down a new lake and identifying the best opportunities it has to offer.

The crappie pattern tips conventional wisdom upside down. The standard panfish playbook says crappies suspend in deep water during the heat of summer. And, while some slabs certainly do head for the abyss, other crappies seek shelter in the shade of thick vegetation.

Few fishermen think to fish beneath thick mats of shoreline vegetation, but Jon shows us how to easily tap this weedbed bounty to enjoy some of the summertime’s hottest crappie action.

He follows up by sharing straightforward advice for fishing new lakes — specifically, how a combination of pre-trip research and high-percentage search tactics can help you catch fish your first time out.

Whether you’re on vacation or simply want to try a new lake near home, these tips are sure to boost your catch rates this season.

Don’t miss a trick. Tune in this Saturday, Feb. 20 at 12:30 p.m. Central on Fox Sports North and Fox Sports Wisconsin. And catch even more award-winning Fish Ed programming - including select full-length episodes - online at Lindy’s YouTube channel.