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Hey ya'll! I haven't done much fishing this time of year but my dad bought a new boat last summer so we can actually go anytime now. My question is, what would you recommend using for crappie this time of year? :confused: Thanks! :thumb:
 

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All I've ever used were minnows and jigs, and I've had good luck with both if the fish were there. Some folks say that the color of the minnow can help you catch more, but I don't know that it matters much. Not for me anyway. When I'm jigging I always have the best luck using jigs with a red head and white or chartreuse tail. Last spring I tried some bumblebee-looking flies I got at Gold Creek bait shop, and did pretty well on 'em.
 

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From what I hear, hand grenades Rotenone works pretty good this time of year...:wink: :thumb:
 

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Jigs in a variety of bright colors. Pink with white skirts are usually good, but I have used a different color on occassion with success.

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I use mainly jigs. I tie my own jigs, and usually can come up with some combos that you cant buy at any sports shop, but usually work pretty well. There is a jig called the shinee hinee that alot of people around Beaver Lake swear by. Only problem is that it costs about $1.75 for 2 jigs. I can hand tie the same jig for about .25 cents. My next choice is a Yum jig in black and chartruse. Works very well, but when winter crappie fishing, the plastic bodies do not move well in the very cold water. So I usually use these in the spring and summer, and my maribbou jigs in the winter and early spring.
As far as rods go, I like the Sam Heaton super sensitive jig pole. And 6 pound yozuri florocarbon line. This line is very sensitive and is invisible in water. When fishing this super clear water, it really makes a difference.
 

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It may not be good for the little crappie minnows but ...once upon a time I took a bottle of Chartruse Spike it and dipped the little buggers in it. The bass and crappie were smitten with the beauty of the minnow and many were willing to die just to sample the offering.
 

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It may not be good for the little crappie minnows but ...once upon a time I took a bottle of Chartruse Spike it and dipped the little buggers in it. The bass and crappie were smitten with the beauty of the minnow and many were willing to die just to sample the offering.
Last time I checked, fishing wasn't too good for the little minnows. :thumb: :razz:
 

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Hey ya'll! I haven't done much fishing this time of year but my dad bought a new boat last summer so we can actually go anytime now. My question is, what would you recommend using for crappie this time of year? :confused: Thanks! :thumb:
If they are not biting, try old crank phones and dynamite. Works every time.:thumb:
 
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