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#12694374 - 03/29/18 07:56 AM Best Crappie Catching Advise
SlabNSteve Offline
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Registered: 09/13/09
Posts: 229
Loc: Cleburne, Tx.
I thought it would be beneficial to a lot of new crappie fishermen, like myself, to hear some of your experiences. I belive the best advise I have been given (by one old fart in coveralls), is while jigging, keep your line moving ever so slowly at all times. This way you'll be able to feel the fish bite when they are biting lightly.

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#12694458 - 03/29/18 08:52 AM Re: Best Crappie Catching Advise [Re: SlabNSteve]
SK. Online   content
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Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 1436
Loc: N.Houston/Fort Worth
Sometimes the fish prefer a fast moving up jig...
But be sure the most important thing is stay in contact with your jig... make your line part of your rod... know what the weight of you're jig feels like....
Learn what a crappie coming up with your jig feels like...
Be on structure that hold feesh.....
There's several other IMPORTANT things but these are at the top of my list....
IMO..... I'm sure you'll get several different ones...


Edited by SK. (03/29/18 08:53 AM)
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#12694469 - 03/29/18 08:57 AM Re: Best Crappie Catching Advise [Re: SK.]
SlabNSteve Offline
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Registered: 09/13/09
Posts: 229
Loc: Cleburne, Tx.
Originally Posted By: SK.
Sometimes the fish prefer a fast moving up jig...
But be sure the most important thing is stay in contact with your jig... make your line part of your rod... know what the weight of you're jig feels like....
Learn what a crappie coming up with your jig feels like...
Be on structure that hold feesh.....
There's several other IMPORTANT things but these are at the top of my list....
IMO..... I'm sure you'll get several different ones...


Great advise sir. I've seen several of your videos, and appreciate your efforts.

Thanks for jumping in!

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#12694766 - 03/29/18 11:39 AM Re: Best Crappie Catching Advise [Re: SlabNSteve]
gar1970 Offline
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Registered: 04/23/11
Posts: 1719
Loc: southwest more west than south...
Always watch your line. You will see the bite before you feel it
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#12694811 - 03/29/18 12:12 PM Re: Best Crappie Catching Advise [Re: gar1970]
SlabNSteve Offline
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Registered: 09/13/09
Posts: 229
Loc: Cleburne, Tx.
Originally Posted By: gar1970
Always watch your line. You will see the bite before you feel it


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#12694833 - 03/29/18 12:25 PM Re: Best Crappie Catching Advise [Re: gar1970]
Dan_n_Texas Online   content
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Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 1570
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: gar1970
Always watch your line. You will see the bite before you feel it
I can't even guess to tell you how often I've seen the line go off to the side and never felt the proverbial "thump".
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#12694907 - 03/29/18 01:05 PM Re: Best Crappie Catching Advise [Re: SlabNSteve]
fishr3 Online   content
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Registered: 04/06/03
Posts: 180
Loc: Katy,TX
Originally Posted By: UncleFunky
while jigging, keep your line moving ever so slowly at all times. This way you'll be able to feel the fish bite when they are biting lightly.

A slight variation to this is "keep the slack out of your line" so that you can detect a bite. Sometimes you may need to stop retrieving a jig and let it fall to get a bite, but you need to have tight line to detect the thump. You may also want to pause if you feel a slight peck before getting a solid thump. It's difficult to tell if your jig is hitting something or getting bit when retrieving it, but if you pause the retrieve and feel a thump, then set the hook.

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#12694926 - 03/29/18 01:17 PM Re: Best Crappie Catching Advise [Re: SlabNSteve]
canyoncreek06 Online   content
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Registered: 03/03/16
Posts: 560
Loc: Victoria, TX
Fish will change how they want a presentation in the blink of an eye. If you are catching fish vertically and they turn off try backing away from the structure and pitching the jig past the structure and letting it swing to you. This will sometimes get them to "feeding" again.

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#12695241 - 03/29/18 04:36 PM Re: Best Crappie Catching Advise [Re: SlabNSteve]
Grainraiser Offline
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Registered: 10/10/09
Posts: 2551
Loc: Mesquite TX
The best advice I ever got was to watch the line not the tip of your rod. This is the reason why hi-vis line is so popular. Like stated many times the only you will see is your line moving sideways.

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#12695256 - 03/29/18 04:47 PM Re: Best Crappie Catching Advise [Re: SlabNSteve]
JIM SR. Online   sick
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Registered: 09/25/06
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Loc: NRH/Fork ! GET THE NET
don't fish unless you see fish,..if they don't bite or stop biting,...move. Repeat.

fish
` hooked

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#12695269 - 03/29/18 04:59 PM Re: Best Crappie Catching Advise [Re: SlabNSteve]
fishin'aholic2 Online   content
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Registered: 11/08/07
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Loc: Irving, Texas
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#12695310 - 03/29/18 05:30 PM Re: Best Crappie Catching Advise [Re: JIM SR.]
SlabNSteve Offline
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Registered: 09/13/09
Posts: 229
Loc: Cleburne, Tx.
Originally Posted By: JIM SR.
don't fish unless you see fish,..if they don't bite or stop biting,...move. Repeat.

fish
` hooked


So invest in good electronics???

Next on my list is a Humminbird with side imaging. Will a seven inch model do the job?


Edited by UncleFunky (03/29/18 05:31 PM)

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#12695430 - 03/29/18 07:28 PM Re: Best Crappie Catching Advise [Re: SlabNSteve]
JIM SR. Online   sick
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 09/25/06
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Loc: NRH/Fork ! GET THE NET
yes,...and get side and down imagine...

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#12695439 - 03/29/18 07:33 PM Re: Best Crappie Catching Advise [Re: SlabNSteve]
TroyKing Online   content
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Registered: 09/28/14
Posts: 1669
Loc: Carthage Tx
Originally Posted By: UncleFunky
Originally Posted By: JIM SR.
don't fish unless you see fish,..if they don't bite or stop biting,...move. Repeat.

fish
` hooked


So invest in good electronics???

Next on my list is a Humminbird with side imaging. Will a seven inch model do the job?
I will most likely be selling my helix 7 chirp Si G2 real soon.
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#12695458 - 03/29/18 07:52 PM Re: Best Crappie Catching Advise [Re: TroyKing]
SlabNSteve Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/13/09
Posts: 229
Loc: Cleburne, Tx.
Originally Posted By: TroyKing
Originally Posted By: UncleFunky
Originally Posted By: JIM SR.
don't fish unless you see fish,..if they don't bite or stop biting,...move. Repeat.

fish
` hooked


So invest in good electronics???

Next on my list is a Humminbird with side imaging. Will a seven inch model do the job?
I will most likely be selling my helix 7 chirp Si G2 real soon.


Keep me up to date, I may be interested.

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