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Discussion in 'Crappie Fishing' started by 18lbflathead, Nov 18, 2006.
Shold i use a ultra light spin rod for crappie or a different kind of rod?:confused2:
I use an ultra light and a regular pole. It's fun to catch a slab on the ultra light but a longer pole is better for fishing brush I find.
When I fish for Crappies, I use like a 33 with 6 or 8 lb test line. It seems to me that crappies dont hit as well if the line is visible so using a light line that is hard to see is best, I think. It takes a little practice casting as ya gotta "whip" it, but it doesn't take much to get a nack for it. I rig it with 3 crappie jigs about 2 or 3 inches apart and will use different color combo jigs til I find one combo that seems to be hittin the most. And as most crappy fishin people know, when the crappie hit, they hit and ya better be ready for some non-stop action...now thats what I call fishin! Love every minute of it...:big_smile_2:
Thats how I do it too. I like at least a 11' pole and very fine line, #8 baitholders and whamo...fish on!:cool2:
I use all ultra lite rods and reels for crappie ( make them feel huge)! I love the rod doubling over and the drag screaming!
I'm using a 10ft 5/6 weight fly rod & micro spinning reel with 4lb spider line (mono). It works pretty well-I landed a 15lb flatty on it over the summer.
I use a 9ft #6 flyrod with a spinning reel with 6 or 8lb line 90% of the time
UNcle Bucks Crappie pole fished in brush:lol:
I use a 11 ft crappie rod, spinning reel with 6 lb line. Depending what part of the lake I fish, I use a slip cork rig.
I use a 7-7 1/2' light to ultralight spinning rod, ultralight reel and 4lb line. I like to find fish by trolling small kigara style jigs past brush piles. Then I'll either drift fish the pile if the fish aren't shy, or mark three or four piles holding fish and troll past them in sequence. Can't really stack up on them like this. This technique works really well when the fish are spooky and won't hit when being cast to.
I use a 12' crappie pole. It's a little to long, when you are fishin under boat houses, but I get by with it. It also doubles as my blue gill pole. with 6lb line it's a blast.
I agree with what everybody has posted. But we mainly fish heavy heavy cover. We use 10-11 foot poles and slip floats. We use a little heavier line than you guys, 8-10pound test because with much less you spend your whole time rerigging from the snags. But we fish the Ohio river and water clarity isn't the best which might be why we get away with it.