Crappie are some of the best tasting fish to eat and some of the most interesting to catch as well. But if you have never been taught crappie fishing, find out how to do it?
Follow these simple Crappie tips and you are off to a good start on Crappie catching.
*Light rods are the best to use. No need to pay out large amount on costly pole and reel combos. Even an normal cane rod is effective and beneficial. A Zebco 404 or similar designs of lightweight rod and reel combos are the best. For Crappie fishing, it is best not to use a medium to heavy rod. With this style of poles, you will not feel the bite.
*Do not overspend on a great deal of devices. Really important things that you simply have for catching Crappie are lightweight line (a 4 to 8-pound filament lline would be best), #2 hooks (my suggestion is the wire braid gold hooks by Eagle Claw), light sinkers and corks. A package of Crappie jigs would be also be convenient. Packs of bright colored Crappie jigs with various weighted heads can be bought at below $10 in any nearby sporting goods store.
*Establish your fishing site. You will not have a hard time finding Crappie fishes in feeder creeks, ponds, lakes and rivers. If you don't have a vessel and you are fishing at a big lake, the ideal times to catch them at the bank are during spring and fall. Look for cover where the crappie are likely to disguise. Brushes and underneath logs are their preferred hiding places.
*For greatest catch, use live monnows as crappie baits. Local bait shops have them readily accessible. At the end of your tier, just 18 inches below the cork, attach a #2 hook. You can test with different depths. Adjusting the cork down to 30 inches or more may be needed. You will find the best position by trying various depths, especially if you have a number of rods.
*The 1/8 oz jig heads are the best to begin with. Chartreuse is the best and most efficient color to use in Crappie fishing. Enable your jig to drop close to a log. Pull it up, then drop it down again in a different spot. Take note of the previous spot; you can go back to it one more time before you say it is over.
*Try the followng if you are crappie fishing on the pier or boat: a light weight at the bottom, a loop that's about 8012 inches and a #2 hook. Connect a minnow under the dorsal fin, and drop down your line about halfway down. You merely drop halfway because most Crappie will suspend. Then lower to 3/4 down if no Crappie bites.
Upon having perfected the hang of it, Crappie catching will be very easy. As is the typical case, learning takes time. This weekend break would be a superb Crappie catching time, wouldn't it?
For beginners, these Crappie tips are a great benefit. I hope that you have learned a few Crappie tips that you can use on your next trip to the water. For more detailed Crappie tips for beginners, be sure to visit our link.