I had my first attempt at Crappie fishin this past week and OMG! we were tearin em up! We had set out actually to do some catfishin...when we caught 2 crappies instead. It was on after that! We rigged our lines for crappie fishin and we caught some beautiful fish and they were hittin like you wouldnt believe! I learned that the lighter the line the better...as if the fish cannot see your line, they are more likely to hit. We were using 6-8 lb test line and blue and white jigs. This proved to be successful as 3 of us caught our limit every day for 3 days in a row! *wink* They are still hitting but just a little slower. Some of these fish were darn good size ones too! So Saturday night, we got the fish cooker out and had family and friends over for a fish fry. Dang that crappie is oh so good! I was told by friends that it is illegal to sell crappie in restaurants...anyone know why? Well...just wanted to share my excitement over fishin for crappie for the first time...sure would like to hear your Best Crappie Story and what yall find works best for catchin em!