that's a fun way to catch them.
Hop... hop.... hop.... THUMP!
Looks like a 3/16 jig head?
Makes it easier to get down in deep water and to maintain contact.
But I gotta ask, why were you hunting ditch pickles in the first place! lol
Crappie fishing was/is my first love.
I was slip/barge fishing long before I got a boat and got sucked into the bass tournament trails.
I'll never give up crappie fishing that bite is addicting.
During the summer I actually take a break from bass and chase crappie. I will fish for anything that swims in the lake.
I was using a 1/8th oz. head that I pour.