Fishing for crappie and catching largemouth

Discussion in 'Crappie Fishing' started by Hillbilly Joe, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. Hillbilly Joe

    Hillbilly Joe New Member

    I went fishing today in a 5 acre pond.I was using a small minnow jig and nailing largemouth but no crappie. Any suggestion or tips on fishing for Crappie. I have never really fished them so any help I can get would be great.
  2. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat Well-Known Member

    Well, in a 5 acre pond, they are pretty limited as to where they can hide. If there are any in there, you should be able to locate them either off the dam in the deeper water. Use a minnow under a small float set about 5-6' deep, and fish all up and down the dam. If the water is warm, they will more likely be shallow, and sticking tightly to some cover like a dock, some standing timber, or whatever is available. Either use a roadrunner, or set the float at 2' with a jig or minnow to fish the shallows.