I crappie fish like this most of the time. C200 styrofoam corks from Walmart, 1/16th oz weedless jighead, Slab Bandit.
I add a small weight 12"s above the jig to make the cork sit like I want it in the water, so there is little resistance when the crappie takes the jig. I change the small weight size if I fish marabou jigs or minnows.
Mark your top. Cast past your target and once the cork stands up just reel slowly. I use this technique in water up to 18' deep. To me fishing depth is critical to catching crappie and repeating the same presentation.
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