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Best Crappie Catching Advise #12694374
03/29/18 12:56 PM
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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.

Re: Best Crappie Catching Advise [Re: SlabNSteve] #12694458
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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...

Last edited by SK.; 03/29/18 01:53 PM.

Jigging; it's faster than chasing a minner in a bucket!

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Re: Best Crappie Catching Advise [Re: SK.] #12694469
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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!

Re: Best Crappie Catching Advise [Re: SlabNSteve] #12694766
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Always watch your line. You will see the bite before you feel it


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Re: Best Crappie Catching Advise [Re: gar1970] #12694811
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Originally Posted By: gar1970
Always watch your line. You will see the bite before you feel it


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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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Re: Best Crappie Catching Advise [Re: SlabNSteve] #12694907
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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.

Re: Best Crappie Catching Advise [Re: SlabNSteve] #12694926
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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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Re: Best Crappie Catching Advise [Re: SlabNSteve] #12695241
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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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Re: Best Crappie Catching Advise [Re: JIM SR.] #12695310
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Originally Posted By: JIM SR.
don't fish unless you see fish,..if they don't bite or stop biting,...move. Repeat.

fish
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So invest in good electronics???

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

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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.


The driving force and secret desire of every bass fisherman, is to one day be a crappie fisherman............Could it be that the good Lord just smilies and looks the other way when a fisherman tells a lie?
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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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