I've received lots of requests for info on how I prepare cut bait for Crappie.
This should help.
Step 1, catch a drum, carp, bluegill or other trash fish.
Step 2: Scale the fish.
Step3: Filet the fish with the skin on. Cut into strips
Use on jig hooks like the photo. Stepping on the bait helps slow down the fall.
(not on carpet)
Keep bait in your cooler in bag. Freeze the excess for use later.
Be prepared to catch a lot of Bluegills at times. Bigger cut bait will usually catch bigger Crappie.