Loc: Grand Prairie
Originally Posted By: Texas Guide Fishing - Mark Parker
Hook them right up under thier jaw and then come up stright between thier eyes. Right between thier eyes is a hard shot there (just the same for shad). In the lips - they pull off way, Way, WAY to easy.
But right between thier eyes - it's a hard spot there - and hard to pull off.
Fish them just like you would a jig (and as to keeping them alive - forget about that - more Crappie have been caught on a dead minnow than alive) - it looks better and is better than a jig - dead or alive - just make sure it's fresh dead - they love it,
PS: Forget about a minnow on the back of a jig body, You will do better without the jig body - just minnow/shad hooked like we are talking about,
1 - Trolling-Head Hook 2 - Straight Line-Back Dosal Hook 3 - Headless or Stepped on-Weedless style when the bite is slow Except for #3 method, if it don't wiggle when you pull it up put on a fresh one.
Nobody mentioned through the eyeballs. In one eye and out the other. Stays on better than through the lips if you do a false hook set. Meaning, if you jerk to set the hook but miss the crappie then your minnow will still be there.