hey whats up everyone this is my first post on here. just wondering what everyone uses to catch the big crappies. i use northland bug eye jigs with gulp crappie bites and it works ok just wondering what everyone else uses
your headed in the right direction sir but i would use the crappie bites for a late ice bite towards the end of the year thats when the artificials really seem to produce. right now they seem to really be loving crappie minnows i have had a ton of luck with euro larva and fat heads not so much with waxies wich i find strange. anyshot what i have been doing is having three to four rigs set up on with a swedish pimple laced with euro larva or crappie minnows i use that as a mornig shot. mid-afternoon ive have been using little buck eyes or teardrops with again euro larva and crappies with the occasional fat head half piece. night bite ive been using blood hooks with same and or glow jigs with the same with a slip bobber set up seems to me i need to have that bobber with the bite so strong lately sometimes i go senial and forget lol. good luck and saty warm hope it helps
cool thanks, i'll have to get back out and try some more. we have had about the same luck with crappie minnows as we have had with the artificial bait. 3 of us went out all of us had different bait i had the crappie bites one had waxies and the other had crappie minnows we each caught 2 crappies.
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988