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Summer Crappie Fishing? #14447752 08/13/22 02:27 PM
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Just got livescope and spotlock trolling motor and have found a ton of crappie but boy are they hard to make bite this time of year. Ive heard they go crazy during the fall is this true? Also would night fishing during the summer be better? Even the mornings are slow they just stare at live bait

Re: Summer Crappie Fishing? [Re: Ltcm09] #14447843 08/13/22 04:16 PM
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Don't know what lake your doing, but I have found using the smallest yellow jig catch them for me. I use like 6-8 pound line and I think the jig are 16th Oz. and have the fine hairy tail, not the plastic curly tails and no spinner blades. And run super quite. Straight vertical, with a 4" jig action.

I am jealous of the killer sonar and spotlock TM , heck I would have as much fun using that new equipment lol. Good luck catching these finicky slabs.

Incidentally just what lake you fishing and what depth are you scoping them? I have usually found them with the water Temps 85 degree area, in 20 to 25 feet and in the underwater brush and snags.

Re: Summer Crappie Fishing? [Re: Ltcm09] #14447880 08/13/22 04:45 PM
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you sure you are seeing crappie? how about a screen shot?

Re: Summer Crappie Fishing? [Re: Rowdy] #14447882 08/13/22 04:46 PM
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I may try a small fly or something tiny

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I caught a couple of them big crappie but could also be brim

Re: Summer Crappie Fishing? [Re: Ltcm09] #14448296 08/14/22 03:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Ltcm09
I caught a couple of them big crappie but could also be brim



Huh?!?

Re: Summer Crappie Fishing? [Re: Ltcm09] #14450033 08/16/22 09:44 AM
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"Sometimes" allowing them to be able to stare at it is why you're "not" get'n bit..... fish bolt


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Re: Summer Crappie Fishing? [Re: Ltcm09] #14450503 08/16/22 06:03 PM
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They don't go crazy, but they start feeding up. There are still down periods and uninterested fish you will run across.
Night fishing is better for you without the sun beating you down. You can have a successful trip fishing around a light, perhaps.
You have to try to get a reaction bite at times, as mentioned right above me.
Small profiles are good during summer
No clue on the brim stuff

Re: Summer Crappie Fishing? [Re: Ltcm09] #14450569 08/16/22 07:13 PM
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Summer is great for crappie. Sunny days in the scorching heat is the best time to fish for them, bunches them up on brush piles. Downsize, downsize, downsize is the key. A 1” bait is usually good on a 1/16 or 1/32 oz head and a #6 hook.

Re: Summer Crappie Fishing? [Re: Ltcm09] #14451281 08/17/22 02:24 PM
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I'm using small baits this time of year! 1/8oz if I can get away with it. 1/16 sometimes. Stay on the move!! :thumb

They'll bite better when the water cools down some.

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