TopicCrappie Fishing Tips
If you make the decision to go crappie fishing there are so many ways to make crappie rigs that catch crappie. You will need different crappie catching rigs for the different seasons of the and for different fishing situations. We have developed a list of crappie catching rigs that have worked for us in the past and they are shown below. Our tips include many excellent rigging tips using artificial crappie jigs, and crappie minnows which are called "Missouri minnows" in many parts of the country best baitcasting reels under 100.
TIP #1 Use a "spin cast" reel fishing with a light weight graphite rod with 6-12 # test line. (This is a bit more than most guys use... but it works.
Tip #2 Purchase some "Cajun Red 6 -12lb test line for your crappie fishing rig.(you can get away with the 6-12 # test line because this crappie fishing rigged line is almost invisible to crappie in the water.
TIP #3 Get some "Missouri minnows" (use when you have the wives and kids in the boat) you don't catch as many fish but it easier for the youngsters to use.
Tip #4 Use weights up to 1/4ounce.
TIP #5 Use crappie jigs.
Tip #5a use plastic crappie fishing jig parts commonly referred to as "tubes" in the color of green, yellow and white
Tip #5b Use the smallest artificial minnow jigs you can find, with black tops and silver belly. The tale should move and get a lot of action in the water.
Tip #5c Use a Hair wrapped jig (these jigs are hard to fine)
Tip #5d Use jigs with a black body and yellow tail with a yellow head and black eyes.
Tip #6 the colder the water gets the smaller the line test you should use. Also water can see better in colder water so use 4lb test line in colder water temperatures.
Tip #7 Use spring loaded floats (bobbers, corks) that can slide up and down the line so you can easily adjust your fishing depth.
Tip #8 Change your crappie fishing rig by tying 2 or there jigs about 10 inches apart. This gives you the capability to fish at different depths to find your crappie. You can put a weight on your line above the jigs or below the jigs. Try both methods until you start catching crappie.