Most important factors in catching Crappie

Discussion in 'Crappie Fishing' started by orion_xxvx, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. orion_xxvx

    orion_xxvx New Member

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    North Central Missouri
    I use a camo line made by bp. It is every bit as stong as rated and while using ive noticed a marked increase in number of fish caught. 6 lb. line is big as I use. It is strong enough to lift 2 lb plus crappie onto tower where i sometimes fish and drag most crappie through moss plus it presents 1/32 oz jigs in a life like manner . Rate of fall is probably as important in getting strikes from crappie as anything. I've tried hi vis yellow and red line they just dont produce for me. I think they cant make out the broken pattern of camo . Plus I make sure to trim line back to a clear section when i tie on.
     
  2. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    Allentown, Pennsylvania
    The reservoir I grew up fishing crappie on is used for drinking water so theres not alot of structure other then rocks and 2 bridges. Theres a few over hanging trees but that bout it. In the spring when they're in shallow to spawn, you cant use regular bobbers. I ended up using a stick floating in the water. You can also use the clear ones I guess.