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Crappie as in crappie or crappie as in bluegill?

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1 hour ago, EricTheAngler said:

Crappie as in crappie or crappie as in bluegill?

Crappie as in crappie, the pond I fish is connected to a bigger lake

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Cool I would go with maybe a crappie jig on on a bobber with a powerbait nibbler on it.

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Crappie jigs-experiment with different colors and use the ones that work best in your area

Missouri minnows under a small float-works well any where there are crappie

 

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8 hours ago, deep said:

Pointer 100SP lol.

 

I have done very well for pond crappie with a Pointer 65SP or a #6 Xrap. A crappie tube on a 1/32oz ballhead a couple feet under a bobber and slowly twitched will catch a lot of them also, but the jerkbait catches by far my biggest pond crappies.

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Get some 1" gulp minnows in "lumaglow" color. It's just a glow in the dark white. Rig them on a 1/64 jighead (trout magnet jigheads are the best) and fish them under the smallest float you can get away with. Pull it 1-2 feet, let the bait pendulum back down, pause, and repeat. Usually that's all it takes but if one taps it I just twitch it one or two times, then they usually eat it. I've caught crappie, bluegill, largemouth, smallmouth, trout, catfish, and all sorts of other fish doing this in the winter months.

 

You can up size jigheads if you are dealing with wind or fish greater than 6' deep.

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3 hours ago, A fisher said:

Thanks, what about a bigger lake (100 or so acres

I've always fished slider grubs on 1/32-1/8oz heads if I'm casting or skipping docks. If fish are suspended around brush or bridge pilings I tight line with a 2" straight tailed minnow style plastic on a jighead. I use a 1/4oz c-rig for my tight lining because the light weight lets me know if I'm moving too fast.

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Try Bobby Garland's Baby Shads on a 1/16 oz. jig head.

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In cold weather, I like the 1/16 oz. hair jigs, a guy in my state makes some of the best ones I have seen. In summer, I like the tube jigs.

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I like to use 1/16 rooster tails, and 2" sassy shads for crappie, but they will catch anything.

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On 1/3/2016 at 0:07 PM, A fisher said:

What are some good crappie baits

 

Live minnow under a slip bobber is tough to beat.

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I'd be throwing either a road runner, or a minnow under a bobber.

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I prefer a light rod instead of UL with 4 or 6 pound mono. Most UL are so whippy they won't set a hook well, even on a crappie. 

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Smithwick rogue. Gold/black back with orange belly. Killer bait.

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