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#11158468 - 10/11/15 09:55 PM Casting ligs or Road Runners for Crappie.
ERNEST PATY Offline
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Registered: 01/21/01
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Casting ligs or Road Runners for Crappie. My favorite way to catch Crappie. Usually do this around rocks, riprap or steep drops. You can do it over brush but you lose a lot of jigs until you get good at it. The hardest thing to teach beginners at this is to never reel the lure. Cast out, let the lure sink on a fairly tight line until it reaches bottom (or has a fish on it). Pick up the lure with the rod a couple of feet and let it fall back to the bottom reeling up the slack line as it falls. Repeat until lure is straight down. Stop and fish it still for a few seconds before reeling it up. Most strikes occur while it’s falling back to the bottom. Remember you are never reeling the lure, only taking up slack. In the springtime this also works well along bare banks. Watch your line carefully, a lot of the strikes will be very light at times.
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#11158521 - 10/11/15 10:33 PM Re: Casting ligs or Road Runners for Crappie. [Re: ERNEST PATY]
jsplinter Offline
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Registered: 04/23/09
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Loc: copperas cove
That's some good info right there...thank you Mr Ernest
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#11158588 - 10/12/15 02:57 AM Re: Casting ligs or Road Runners for Crappie. [Re: ERNEST PATY]
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Registered: 04/09/12
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Loc: Ft Worth, Tx
Great tips there Mr Paty. I will have to give that a try. Thanks
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#11158650 - 10/12/15 06:55 AM Re: Casting ligs or Road Runners for Crappie. [Re: ERNEST PATY]
kodys'papa Offline
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Registered: 07/19/05
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Loc: Tawakoni/Conejos County
Great tips Ernest. thumb
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#11158967 - 10/12/15 09:42 AM Re: Casting ligs or Road Runners for Crappie. [Re: ERNEST PATY]
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Registered: 09/28/12
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Loc: Texas
Great tips Ernest. I wish you were still guiding or would make another video. I learn a lot from listening to you.
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#11159196 - 10/12/15 11:47 AM Re: Casting ligs or Road Runners for Crappie. [Re: ERNEST PATY]
ERNEST PATY Offline
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I don't guide but I still book teaching trips on and off. Can't seem to totally quit. I just posted about it.
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#11160179 - 10/12/15 08:06 PM Re: Casting ligs or Road Runners for Crappie. [Re: ERNEST PATY]
Jeff_W Offline
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Registered: 05/15/07
Posts: 503
Loc: Anna Tx.
I do that a lot with a 2" sassy shad over brush and wear them out!

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#11160369 - 10/12/15 09:21 PM Re: Casting ligs or Road Runners for Crappie. [Re: ERNEST PATY]
Desull Offline
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Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 174
Loc: Allen, TX
What's the best time of year to use this technique?
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#11160831 - 10/13/15 08:17 AM Re: Casting ligs or Road Runners for Crappie. [Re: ERNEST PATY]
txmark1959 Offline
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Registered: 07/19/12
Posts: 1174
Loc: Onalaska, TX
awesome tip.....thank you
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#11160929 - 10/13/15 08:56 AM Re: Casting ligs or Road Runners for Crappie. [Re: ERNEST PATY]
tboxfish Offline
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Greasebath caught quite a few over a brush pile yesterday while I was jigging them up off the bottom.
The crappie now are all up and down the water column in the areas of the lakes that the turn over run it's course
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#11161045 - 10/13/15 09:51 AM Re: Casting ligs or Road Runners for Crappie. [Re: ERNEST PATY]
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 2303
Loc: Yantis, TX
I like to throw them into sunshine and let them fall on a tightline back into the shade of the structure I'm fishing.

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#11162954 - 10/14/15 05:39 AM Re: Casting ligs or Road Runners for Crappie. [Re: ERNEST PATY]
hawghoover Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/28/15
Posts: 493
Loc: Lewisville Tx
they were biting great on Grapevine last week.this week NOTHING! must be turn over.

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