Crappie Fishing Methods

Discussion in 'Fishing' started by BUCKSHOT_106, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. BUCKSHOT_106

    BUCKSHOT_106 Well-Known Member

    What methods does everyone use when crappie fishing? Yo-yo's, jugs, floating yo-yo's. Homemade stuff??:biggrin:
     
  2. JR

    JR Moderator<br>Campfire<br>General Hunting Topics<br

    Gosh it has been a while since I went fishing, but I always just used a rod & reel baited with minnows. We might have to set up a fishing trip this spring. :biggrin:
     

  3. troutman

    troutman Well-Known Member

    In my younger years I fished a lot with yo yos, but that is hard work. I have resorted to jig poles mostly and I love to use jugs madeup of a piece of small noodle about 8 inches long with a clothes hanger attached with mono line and a crappie hook about 2 to 4 ft long. Had a blast at Overcup last year using that rig. I fish Erling more than any other place and have not used this set up yet, but plan to this year. We catfish with jugs a lot there and do very well. I'm about ready for a mess of slabs. Try this set up, it's fun.
    P.S. I lied, I trout fish more than I White Perch fish.:biggrin:
     
  4. John Stiles

    John Stiles Ultimate Member 2007 Team Turkey Contest Winner

    5 1/2' limber rod and an old well oiled zebco 33.....6lb line.....1/8th ounce flathead jig with chartruese 1" curlytail grub. Tight line or slow rolled!
     
  5. DODGEMAN

    DODGEMAN Well-Known Member

    We do it all, pole wise, from trolling, to tight line, to fishing with a bobber. :thumb:
     
  6. odocoi

    odocoi Well-Known Member

    how about some pics of that setup.

    I mostly fish with yoyos or troll with a minnow or small beetle spin.
     
  7. jimmyh

    jimmyh Well-Known Member

    10 or 12 foot jig pole. sometimes minnows sometimes jigs.
     
  8. Arkie_3_fan

    Arkie_3_fan Well-Known Member

    10 - 14' jig pole with my secret "minnow-esque" lure.
     
  9. hawgpharm

    hawgpharm Well-Known Member

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    12 foot buck's jig pole with a chartreuse and black jig.
     
  10. Sylamore

    Sylamore Super Moderator Staff Member

    Same here John, except I usually use an open face reel and the spools can be changed which allows a 4 lb. test line on one spool and a 6 lb on the other one. I love that curly tail grub in Chartreuse or white.
     
  11. Buba Garrett

    Buba Garrett Premium Member<br>2010 Deer Hunting Contest Winner

    I like a minner for dunkin and a jig for pitchin:thumb:I like tippin my jig with a lil crappie treat- Berkley power bites!
     
  12. lilturkeyhunter

    lilturkeyhunter Well-Known Member

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    Now realize that I fish deep, clear water.

    Light action rod, I prefer a G Loomis
    Small tube jig in your choice of bright color, I prefer pink with white skirt
    Cast, and retrieve, slowly jerking it up and letting it fall back down

    Works wonders on those ole slabs up here in Norfork!

    You bottom boys can use your yo-yos, but I'm pretty sure us hill-folks aren't allowed such contraptions!

    Amy
     
  13. fish

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    As far as I can find they're legal. Problem is without high water where would you find a place to set them at Norfork ?:confused:
     
  14. lilturkeyhunter

    lilturkeyhunter Well-Known Member

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    I had never seen yo-yos until I started dating (and married) a fella from the bottoms. I just assumed they were illegal since I'd never seen my dad or any of my uncles use them in my entire life.

    I have seen limb lines so yo-yos would work in those place.

    Amy
     
  15. BUCKSHOT_106

    BUCKSHOT_106 Well-Known Member

    Setting out yo-yo's year a round is my favorite. I know guys that set out yo-yo's and duck hunt at the same time. Yea were in the Bottoms
     
  16. ArkArcher

    ArkArcher Moderator Staff Member

    Yep, there was a guy I hunted with a couple weeks ago doing that! Would go out to look for a downed bird...and check the yo-yo's. :smack: :thumb:
     
  17. yjjeeper

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  18. BUCKSHOT_106

    BUCKSHOT_106 Well-Known Member

    Anyone ever fished at night with one of the submergible lights, the ones said to attract crappie?:head: :dontknow:
     
  19. yjjeeper

    yjjeeper Well-Known Member

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    I think they attract insects, which attracts baitfish, which attracts crappie.
     
  20. We (my Father-in-Law, Brothers-in-Law and me) run yo-yos when we can, jig most of the time with jiggin poles, but have also been known to troll (me moreso with my buddies). Whichever method is bringing in the fish, is the method we'll use!