4 Things to Look for in a Crappie Lure

Choosing crappie lures with the features listed above can help increase the amount of success that you have because the crappies will be naturally attracted to these lures. Once you have made your selection, all you have to do is locate the fish, present your bait, set the hook and reel them in when you get a bite.

Crappie Fishing Tips

Did you know that crappies are school fish so they travel together in groups? This makes them easier to find because when you find one there will usually be more in the same area. Try to learn as much about the crappie as you can and this will help you locate them faster. For instance, they move around to
different locations during each season and they gather around structures with vegetation. Crappies are depth sensitive so once you find the right depth this is where they will be located throughout the body of water where you’re fishing. Therefore, when you move from one location to another, you still need to fish at the same depth.

One of the biggest mistakes that anglers make when seeking out the crappie is setting the hook to hard. Since their mouth is so small and thin, it’s easy to pull the hook right through causing you to lose your catch. Try using a quick snap of the wrist and this should be enough to set the hook without pulling it
all the way through.

It may be difficult to tell when you get a bite because the crappie will have a light strike. This is why many anglers will use a bobber when crappie fishing. When they get a bite, it will go under signally them it’s time to set the hook. When fishing for crappies, it’s a good idea to throw your line out, give it a few seconds to drop into position and then reel in the lure slow and steady. As you’re reeling it in, keep the tip of the rod high for better control.

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Dan Eggertsen is a fellow crappie fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on crappie fishing since 2004.

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