How To Catch Crappie

Once you are in the boat, you must begin searching for the area in which the Crappie are. This is when a potential fish finer comes in handy. Concentrate on areas with a large amount of cover. Weed beds, heavily wooded areas, and places with any type of submerged objects will work well. Experiment and try various spots until you find one that works for you.

Rig your pole with the bait you have. Experiment with different types of baits and colors, and find what the Crappie is most attracted too. A bobber may help you know when crappie hit on the bait. Place the bobber anywhere from 1 to 5 foot above the bait.

Fish in and around your cover. Do not worry if you get hung up, as it happens when Crappie fishing. In the event that you break your line, just re-rig the bait and bobber.

Slowly reel your bobber back in towards you, creating a nice amount of movement to simulate live bait.

Pull your line steady when the fish bites. Be careful not to pull to hard, as crappie have very sensitive mouths.

Bring the fish to you by reeling steadily.

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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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