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Old 02-25-2009, 06:19 PM   #1
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Crappies

Just wanting to know what the best baits and presentations are to catch these little buggers
I am starting tournament fishing in a month with a buddy and need some advice
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Old 02-25-2009, 06:33 PM   #2
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I have had the best luck catching crappie on live minnows.... but always done good with any kind of bright colored 1/4 ounce jig thats just me though
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:58 PM   #4
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Minnows here.....or small jigs for lure fishing.

Caught a 2lb crappie once on minnows at night with a floating light.

THE REAL QUESTION:
Do you pronounce it CRAPPY or CROPPY? I pronounce it CROPPY
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Old 02-26-2009, 05:33 AM   #5
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Thanks a lot everyone for your responses
I heard about minnows as well as small jigs, but I know there are some out there that have "special" secret baits that they use
I just wanted an edge my first time out ya know...
Thanks again, and if you think, or hear of anything else, please dont hesitate to share
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Old 02-26-2009, 05:41 AM   #6
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I have heard black & yellow jigs. It depends on the water color. If it is stained/muddy go with chartruese jigs. Also check local Mom & Pop tackle stores for what is good in that areas lakes.
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Old 02-26-2009, 09:56 AM   #7
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I Always had the best luck with minnows but have also caught them on bettlespins.
If you're gonna be using minnows I recommend a crappie rig, it has two hooks and a weight at the bottom. When I'm fishing for them I just drop it to the bottom, real it up a foot or two and drift across the lake. Unless of course I know where some good holes or cover is
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Didnt know they started tournys for crappies. I've been catchin them on minners
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i always have good luck with either live minnows or chartreuse jigs!!! flickin rod(short rod and reel) around boat docks/boat houses should do the trick!!
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:27 PM   #10
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i always have good luck with either live minnows or chartreuse jigs!!! flickin rod(short rod and reel) around boat docks/boat houses should do the trick!!
that works good to. i love using my 5'6" ultralight with 4 pound line. makes them lil fish feel like a big ol blue cat!


try throwin solid white jigs tipped with small minners with a bobber set about 1.5' up. flick it into a shallow cove and leave your livewells lid open
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Tips to Crappie fishing are things you take to the grave....

All i'll tell ya is try minnows or little jigs....

Lots of good times to be had sitting out crappie fishing all night
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Tips to Crappie fishing are things you take to the grave....
Heard that! Papaw still dont tell me everything he knows. just passes it down a little at a time!
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they come in a variety of colors...pretty much my go to bream/crappie/etc lure
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I just got back from fishing. I was bass fishing but caught GIANT crappie on a 6" pink senko that is a new lake record and I caught another nice crappie on a red rattle trap.
I usually do very well with a grub in white with a pink tail fished on a 1/16 or 1/8oz jig head.
pumpkin seed chart works good as well as red chart tail.
Try several different colors to find what works the best for your area.
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