Crappie Fishing Rigs

The floating crappie fishing rig is probably the most productive on a dry day. When all else fails, the floating rig is simple to set up and quick to get a bite. Use a small barrel swivel and a hook. Use about three feet of your main line as a leader line, with one end of the leader line tied to the barrel swivel. Tie your main line to the remaining end of the barrel swivel, and tie your hook (try a light wire worm hook) to the opposing end of the leader line, leaving about one foot of leader line to work with. You won’t use a weight at all with these crappie fishing rigs. You want the rig to have a lot of buoyancy, so don’t use a heavy bait, either – stick with floating worms and plastic artificial baits. One big advantage of this type of rig is that it is good to use around rocky areas, dams, and levees because it is light enough to float around the obstructions and doesn’t easily become caught or lodged. It allows for a slow presentation to the crappie, with great results even in forested areas and surfaces thick with vegetation.

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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.

One Response to “Crappie Fishing Rigs”

  1. Roy Whittington says:

    Mr. Eggertsen
    I was writing to you earlier this afternoon after reading the article you wrote about that you (I think only use at night) put in the water and it attracts the bait fish which in turn draws the Crappie and some other fish. I believe it was green and you hooked it to a battery. My computer went done on me before I had a chance to get any further and now I can’t find your article.

    Sir is their any way I can still get the information. I just now found your Name and this address to write to you after I finally had my computer fixed. Please let me know as I am very interested in the product.

    Thank You

    Roy Whittington

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