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#11414081 - 02/14/16 06:49 PM Creeking for Crappie
JT Evans Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 04/18/07
Posts: 3713
Loc: DFW
Never done this but have a place in mind to try. Would it be as simple as a short rod pitching a jig on a slip bobber? There will be plenty of walking involved so I want to go light, so I thought I would ask the experts on tatics etc. Thanks for your help.

JT

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#11414203 - 02/14/16 07:47 PM Re: Creeking for Crappie [Re: JT Evans]
Jesse10 Offline
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Registered: 08/08/11
Posts: 232
Loc: Grandview
I'm no expert, but jigging slow on the bottom has been working for me. I've been fishing painfully slow. If the water is around 4 feet, I would not use a bobber. It just depends on how spooky the fish are.

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#11414740 - 02/15/16 07:30 AM Re: Creeking for Crappie [Re: JT Evans]
crapicat Offline
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Registered: 01/23/13
Posts: 5011
Loc: Grandview, TX
I take a short rod and a long rod...and use the long rod 99% of the time, with no bobber...jig only and small jigs at that...1/64 or 1/32, personally, I use the
thermocline Lil Fry for 95% of my fishing...and really seem to have good luck with the monkey milk, natural shad, or black emerald shiner in the creeks. spool heavy line, use small baits and long rods...bring along a wagon to haul your catch back...or a 5 gallon bucket. Dont forget to take a stringer along to keep the fish alive. Good luck and good fishng...

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#11416165 - 02/15/16 06:06 PM Re: Creeking for Crappie [Re: JT Evans]
JT Evans Offline
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Registered: 04/18/07
Posts: 3713
Loc: DFW
Thanks for the advice. My cousin's fiancee and I are going to give it a try. I was thinking shooting with a short rod but taking a long 16 footer would be good as well to jig brush here and there. Hopefully we will catch a mess! smile

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#11416492 - 02/15/16 08:34 PM Re: Creeking for Crappie [Re: JT Evans]
crapicat Offline
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Registered: 01/23/13
Posts: 5011
Loc: Grandview, TX
Good luck to you...I use a 9 or 10 foot when I'm creeking...they will get most situations covered and not be too long to handle in the trees/brush or when horsing fish out of tree tops...on the short rod issue, I use a 5 foot rod and a fixed cork about a foot up the line...it works for areas the 10 footer won't reach...Don't know wherre you are located, but if you are down Hillsboro way, give me a call and I will show you the ropes and maybe some good fishing areas as well.

Don't forget a small backpack will carry everything you need for an enjoyable trip...headlight, pliers,snacks, water, basic fishing gear, extra reel, repellent, stringer, snake charmer, etc. Later

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