Big 3 day weekend here in the good ol’ U.S of A…and I hope you’ve carved out some time to go fishin’. As always, I’ve got some sweet crappie fishin’ tips to share…just in time.
This week, 4 amazing jigs for catching crappie liked wild-fire… pay special attention to the “sting ray” bait… a proven winner! And I bet dollars to donuts it works for you too.
Speaking of awesome crappie catching strategies most guys never even hear about, check this out:
Some of this stuff is not for the squeamish, but it’s all time tested, and proven to work because it all uses a crappie’s instincts against it.
Just 3 things out of hundreds you’ll discover:
* How to doctor up any bait (or jig) so it creates a crappie blood lust. It causes crappie to lock on to your bait and HAMMER IT… even if you are fishing next to an expert! (This unique biological trick is so simple you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of it first)
* How to fish straight-tailed and curly-tailed jigs to maximize crappie catches (There’s a different technique for each of these… and most guys don’t fish either of them right)
* How to use a pill bottle and a common household item to make “catnip for crappie”… and doctor your baits with it! (Steve got the base formula from an old guy who used it to catch 78 crappie compared to Steve’s 26! Steve has since perfected his homemade “crappie catnip” formula…)
* And so much more…
Check out the rest of what these guys will show you here:
Ok… get your rod ready, and dig into these awesome jiggin’ tips…
All types of anglers all over the nation love to fish for crappies. They are a fun species because they are easy to catch but at the same time, they make it interesting by putting up a decent struggle for their size.
This is why both the novice and the experienced anglers enjoy reeling them in. Plus, they can be found in all types of waters just about everywhere. Therefore, you can find this species no matter where you live.
Using jigs to fish for crappie is extremely popular because they work so well. They are rated the most reliable lure to use when seeking out this species. It’s the one lure that all anglers should carry with them each time they go fishing so, it’s considered an essential piece of gear.
Jigs come in many different sizes and colors and they can be used in all types of water from the clear to the dark murky waters. Jigs can also be used at any depth making them even more versatile.
When fishing with jigs, it’s recommended that you always use the lightest one possible.
You’ll be using the smallest ones available when fishing for crappies anyway but always go for the lightest as well because it will make a difference.
There are many different types of jigs available but there are a few of them that seem to get more attention when fishing for crappies than others such as the ones listed below.
4 Crappie Fishing Jigs:
1. Tube Jigs – Tube jigs are designed with a tapered head that helps to hold the tube skirt on reducing the wear and tear on the skirts. Reel in the tube jig very slowly for the best results and it’s recommended that you use them with extra long rods. These help you get the jig in the strike zone easier. You can change the skirt often until you find the color that works the best and it’s fast and easy to do so you’re not wasting a lot of time switching off.
2. Sting Ray Grub – The Sting Ray grub is an excellent crappie jig that gets results. It was first introduced in the 60’s and has been widely used every since. This jig don’t wiggle around like other types but it will hop and bounce around off the bottom of the lake or river in which you’re fishing and dart around in an erratic manner that gets attention. Rigging the tail vertically will cause it to drop straight down, which is excellent when fishing in deep waters. You’ll get more unpredictable movement when you rig the tail horizontally.
3. Bucktail Jig – The bucktail jig is one of the most basic jigs but they are effective when fishing for crappies. The weedless bucktail is excellent for fishing in heavy brush and similar areas where the crappies are plentiful.
4. Curlytail Grub Jigs – The curlytail grub is another popular jig that can be used with a variety of techniques. Due to its curly tail this jig will wiggle around making it look even more natural and it works great for slow retrievals.
There are many different types of jigs that can be used to catch crappies and since they can be unpredictable at times, variety is good. Every angler should have a variety of colors to experiment with in order to always have something that can attract the crappie, even when they are being finicky. Jigs can be simple in design or very complex. They can be cheap or expensive and some of them are even scented to attract more fish.
When fishing for crappies you need different colors to use in different depths and water conditions. Therefore, variety is obviously a big plus that gives you more options than live baits. This is one of the reasons why so many anglers prefer to use jigs over live bait.
Another reason is because they are not as messy and you don’t have to worry about keeping them alive throughout the duration of the fishing trip.
Learning how to use jigs correctly will make a big difference when you’re trying to improve your fishing skills. Presentation is everything because no fish species will go after any type of bait that does not act naturally.
That’s why it’s recommended that you spend as much time as you can practicing until you learn how to do it correctly. Practice makes perfect, even in fishing.
The more you learn about jigs the easier it will be to see why they are so popular and why most all experienced anglers carry along a variety of them. If you haven’t ever used jigs in the past, it’s time to give them a try.
They are a great option when it comes to reeling in more crappies. Many times, they can entice them to strike when nothing else will.
You know…here’s my plan on Saturday, and maybe it will work for you too. We’re doing a memorial day barbecue this Saturday (tomorrow). I’m going to get all my honey do’s out of the way tonight…get to bed around 10pm…then up before dawn. And I’m out to the lake for a solid morning of fishing. Then…back home to the food, family, friends…and of course a few cold ones.
That’s what I call FUN.
Hope you get a chance to enjoy, and try the fishing tips above…
And of course, all the wild, wacky, and amazingly effective family secrets here:
All the best to you and yours…