So I have been on this forum for a long time, but I hang out in the bass fishing section and the off topic area.
I have never truly crappie fished, but this weekend we decided to give it a try. Scanned around and found some brush piles and we had a blast. Caught some nice crappie and probably cleaned 30ish for our first try. So now we are sort of hooked.
Can someone point me to some good websites for novice crappie fishermen so I can start boning up on how to do this. I think my wife is going to insist on crappie fishing now, so I guess I better learn a little more.
Women CAN get hooked on crappie fishing....Mine got hooked on EATING crappie, so I became a crappie fisherman, exclusively (or as close as you can get to it).
You can ask a question about something you don’t understand, someone will give you an answer. You can take a backseat trip with a crappie fisherman and learn while fishing. You can take a guide trip with dedicated crappie guides, and ask questions. You can take learning trips with bait manufacturers, and learn how to fish their bait effectively. You can join CAT, go to crappie talk seminars and maybe work your way into tourney fishing. All these things help, but nothing beats time on the water, specifically targeting these gamefish.
I would suggest getting some sensitive crappie quality rods/reels.
We tend to be a good hearted bunch, and will pick and jab at our buddies, in good natured fun. There are many techniques that will carry over from chasing the ditch pickles, so you just need to learn to find crappie instead of bass. Look for that mythical 55 gallon drum filled with crappie, or the plum tree. GET togethers are fun places to meet and greet other crappie fishermen. Lots of good crappie fishermen haunt these halls, and will endeavor to help you become an accomplished crappie fisherman, regardless of the techniques you employ. My last parting shot...when Ernest Paty speaks...LISTEN...he has forgot more than most will ever know.
Welcome in from the dark side!