Crappie Course Day #4, Dead Minnows?
My wife likes me because I'm "different". I've got a wacky sense of humor, I NEVER fold my underwear (now really, what is the point of folding your underwear?), and I like to sing her a little Sinatra when I'm taking a shower.
But I'm not "too" different. I'm still a nice guy, I care about people, and I treat her right. I'm normal enough to keep her sane, but different enough to keep it interesting...
...and Crappie look at bait in the same way - the bait has to be interesteding! Here is what I mean.
You see, if everyone out there is using the same bait, like minnows... and there are minnows all over the place... if something a little "different" is introduced into the mix - it will get a lot of attention. But it can't be too different. (for example, don't throw a plastic worm down there)
So, if everyone is fishing live minnows - throw a jig down there and run it through the spot - it will get nailed.
Here's one to use, when everyone is using something else:
Use a "chrome colored" lipless crankbait! I don't know exactly why, and none of these other old guys I talk to know either... but it's a secret to put in your bag of tricks. Put it out there some time, you'll like what happens.
Now, I want to talk about something else I want you to use.
Check out the subject of this email again... "Dead minnows?"
You got it. Everyone is always worried about having lively minnows to throw out as bait - and usually it is best for your bait to be kickin' pretty good. But I am telling you, try using a DEAD minnow sometime... there is more than one old codger that swears it works like a charm. It won't work every time, but when the bite slows down, throw a dead one out there and you'll get bit.
It's all about adding tidbits to your crappie fishing repetoir to use in special situations, and I just gave you two more to put in the bank.
Now, if you want something that's going to take your crappie fishing to a whole new level - you've got to try my Crappie Fishing Secret Weapon. I know your probably tired of me bringing it up, but I'm only doing it because I have never seen anything so effective for swarming thousands of minnows, and hundreds of crappie.
Did you know that
crappie fishermen all of the country are using it year round?
It multiplies the effectiveness of mother nature's natural food chain, right in front of your eyes. You're sure gonna like this:
Here's part of what Michael Hafer said about his experience using it for minnows to catch crappie...
"...After about 10 minutes there were probaly 200-300 minnows swimming in a circle around the "secret". My friend put a seine in the water in front of their route and brought up a dozen or more each time. I went back to the truck and got my rod, and I am glad I did.
I rigged up one of the minnows and began to fish. This is now about 25 minutes after we started. Now there are too many minnows to count. I fished the edges of the bait and within 5 minutes I caught a nice crappie. We estimate that by now there was well over 1000 minnows just circling..."
Next, what you may have been waiting for... in 4 days I'll be telling you the special techniques you'd use with your Crappie Fishing Secret Weapon to actually start catching crappie like you never have before (and I know that may be a big promise - you'll see... with mother nature on your side, it's hard not to beat personal records)
President and Founder, Crappie Fishing Secret
P.S. Remember, time will run out on the secret weapons, and this deal will never be offered again when it's gone...
Crappie Fishing Secret
P.O. Box 3794
Ventura, CA 93006