Today, the case for crappie fishing during the “witching hour”. Along with some sweet tips to trigger strikes like crazy. The good news, it’s EASY to adapt this to any body of water as well.
Here we are in the middle of spring, and it’s the perfect time to step up your game with these tips… along with the other tips below. You gotta do whatever you can to take full advantage of the spring. Crappie hot beds all around… and it only comes around once a year.
… and listen:
If you want to be THE guy pulling up big crappie like crazy in your area… (and trust me, everyone will know who you are…and they’ll be dying to find out how you’re doing it…)
You’ve go to check out this “box-load” of old crappie fishing secrets:
Here are just 3 of the killer strategies and sneaky tricks that slam the crappie like no tomorrow:
* An amazing jig, combined with a special “flip, swing, pop” technique, that suckers the biggest crappie to bite almost instantly (especially around lily pads) (This secret works so well Carlton BEGGED his best friend to tell him by calling repeatedly at 1am!)
* How to use your BOBBER to create the perfect “noise” that attracts crappie like wild! (This powerful technique works best if you aren’t getting any bites – for almost immediate strikes!)
* The secret “rapid fire” technique that can catch dozens of fanning crappie in under 45 minutes. (This one exploits a crappies’ defense mechanism)
* How to catch a hundred crappie in a single day by creating “super maggots”! (Carlton found out about this amazing secret from a wandering stranger at a gas station…)
…and hundreds more. All from the brilliant crappie fishing minds of 12 true old school guys who’ve been bangin’ em for years…
(Just checking out the article will give you some amazing things to test… there’s pure gold in there!)
Now, let’s dig in to the crappie fishing tips…most of which can be easily adapted for any lake.
Fishing for crappies is enjoyed by men, women and children all over the nation. From the novice fisherman to the professional, most everyone enjoys reeling in the crappies. They are one of the easiest species to catch because this is one fish that can be sought out anytime day or night. They are also a rather small species but that doesn’t mean they can’t put up a struggle that’ll keep you on your toes. This combined with their great taste, makes them one of the most sought after species today.
Crappies are also known as white perch, papermouth, specks, slabs and croppie. They taste great and they’re a lot of fun to catch so it’s no wonder they are so popular. They are a great species for children and the elderly to fish because they are small enough to catch without too much difficultly. Still, they can put up enough of a struggle to keep things interesting. Another reason crappie fishing is so popular is because you don’t need to spend a lot of money on expensive equipment. You can reel them in with basically any type of equipment although, light-weight gear is recommended for the best results since they are a small species.
Even though you can go crappie fishing anytime, there is a big difference between crappie night fishing and fishing during the day. Some of these differences are listed below: * The crappie feed more aggressively at night so they are more active.
* It’s easier to entice them to take the bait because they’re already searching for food.
* The water is usually calmer making it easier to know when you have a bite.
* There are fewer disturbances from other anglers and less competition.
* There will be fewer noises to scare the crappie away. Things just always seem to be naturally quieter at night.
* The temperature is usually cooler, which provides a better environment for catching the larger crappies.
Here is another big difference between fishing at night for crappies and going out in the daytime. Night fishing requires that you be prepared prior to going out on the water. It’s a good idea to always be prepared but it’s more important at night. You really don’t want to find yourself out on the lake in the dark unprepared. Some of the things that you need to ensure you’re prepared for crappie night fishing includes the following:
* Never go out on the water alone at night. Lakes and rivers are much more dangerous at night than during the day due to the limited lighting.
* Organize your tackle box and make it easy to get to your main gear. You don’t want to be fumbling around in the dark trying to find your favorite lure.
* Tell a friend or family member where you plan to go fishing and how long you plan to stay.
* Take a waterproof flashlight and lantern with you so you can have light when you need it.
* When out on a boat, make sure it’s equipped with the proper lighting so other anglers that enjoy night fishing as much as you do can see you in the water.
You will also need to use different techniques when night fishing as well. For example, florescent fishing lines and floats are recommended because you can see them better in the dim lighting than regular ones. Use a black light to make them stand out in the water.
Using sensitive equipment will make it much easier for you to feel when you have a bite. Nevertheless, you need to stay alert to make sure you don’t miss a strike when you do get one. Using the light of the full moon can make night fishing very enjoyable and productive.
Try casting your line into the shadows for the best results and the opportunity to reel in the biggest crappies. Minnows, crayfish and worms are usually the best baits to use anytime you go crappie fishing because they are attracted to these the most. However, the crappie will eat just about anything.
There is also a variety of artificial baits that will work well when night fishing for crappies. It’s always a good idea to carry along a variety of baits in case they happen to be in a picky mood. So carry both live bait and artificial lures along with you on the trip and you’ll always have something new to try. Keep in mind that crappies have very thin mouths so you have to be careful when setting the hook or you’ll pull it right through the mouth.
Not only will this cause you to loss the catch but it’ll also injure the fish needlessly. It’s also important that you use small hooks and make sure they’re sharp and in good condition. Now you’re ready to go night fishing for crappies, have a great time!
So that’s it. Some more ammunition that’s make the crappie cower in fear.
I’d love to hear about your spring crappie fishing results too. Pictures, experiences, whatever you want to send. Even send your best crappie fishing stories. I’ll decide whether to believe them or not.
Actually, here’s some good ones:
See you next Friday!