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#12761855 - 05/19/18 05:42 PM Pulling cranks
CRAPPIEboy33 Offline

Registered: 03/07/10
Posts: 336
Loc: Avery, TX
Just wondering if anybody pulls cranks here in Texas and have any luck. I know it’s big in Mississippi and they have a lot of success with it. Thinking about giving it a try. Any suggestions from anyone?

#12761887 - 05/19/18 06:16 PM Re: Pulling cranks [Re: CRAPPIEboy33]
Spiderman Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 09/04/06
Posts: 4481
I'm sure it would work here. Pick a lake that doesn't have allot of stumps or underwater obstacles or grass. Line counter reels would probably be the biggest cost to pursue it. Flats that have a common depth would be beneficial. Either use allot of fuel or have some tough trolling batteries to make it though the day.

I have allot of success putting out bamboo tops and catching Crappie out of them. They last about 3 years and I usually catch 70 to 100 fish and keep a dozen per trip. Side imaging has changed crappie fishing forever.

If fish were harder to find or more scattered I would pursue it.
The first 5 days after the Weekend are the Hardest.

#12762218 - 05/20/18 07:07 AM Re: Pulling cranks [Re: CRAPPIEboy33]
crapicat Offline
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Registered: 01/23/13
Posts: 6606
Loc: Grandview, TX
I have been known to do it to locate new fishing areas pre-hummingbirds...or when trolling by core BPs when they wouldn’t take it any other way...

#12763183 - 05/20/18 10:11 PM Re: Pulling cranks [Re: CRAPPIEboy33]
daddystog Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/27/09
Posts: 1106
Loc: Cisco,Tx
Have family back in Mississippi that are really big into it and spider rigging, have went with them several times and the only time I think it would be worth it is winter on lakes where they school up in open water
Rest of the year give me a good sonar unit and a jig pole and I'll have a limit of good crappie before them almost every time, most of the lakes I fish they spend more time hung up than fishing


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