Good thing the water was clear cause I would have never noticed. I saw a crappie maybe the same or maybe different one come up to my jig strike it then in the same fraction of a second spit it out. If fishing deep how do you even notice if this is happening?
Crappie fisherman have to be line watchers. It's the reason why most of us use high vis line. When fishing deep. Sometimes you will see your line go slack or it will start moving to the side. If fishing a jig add a crappie nibble and this will make the hold the jig a few seconds longer. If your line does anything that you did not cause....set the hook.