Crappie Lures

Catching Crappie with Jigs

Jigs are by far the most popular bait, and the reasons are simple. Jigs never die like real bait will, and do not have to be replaced each time you catch a fish or get a bite. If a combination does not seem to be working for you, you can change out the body and tail, without having to tie anything new on.

When you are fishing with jigs, you must give your jig plenty of movement. The idea behind artificial bait to replicate living bait as much as possible. A minnow on a hook will wiggle and move around enticing the Crappie to take it. Twitch your rod and move your rod to simulate real movement. Different jig tails also give it various types of movement, provided you keep the line moving.

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The majority of you time will be spent fishing for Crappie off the bottom. If you prefer, you may choose to loose a bobber. Bobbers allow your lure to stay within the depth that the Crappie will be biting. Small, slim bobbers are the best for Crappie fishing since the crappie will not hit hard. Large bobbers may prevent you from seeing the bite. The spring type, with the slit on the end where the line passes through, it also a good option. The spring is to keep the line in place.

A larger pound of line is almost essential in most waters. While Crappie do not require a larger pound of line, you may come into contact with other fish in the water. In the event that you catch a larger bass or catfish, you do not want it to break your line.

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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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