Crappie Course Day #7, 3 Final Powerful Crappie Catching Techniques
If you've never
heard about using goldfish to catch crappie, don't worry about it...
Well for starters goldfish live longer than minnows - they are just "tougher" and will be lively, longer. (I still remember my first pet when I was a kid, a goldfish I called "Frusty" who lived for almost 2 years! He was one tough hombre...) This allows you to spend more time fishing, and less time "re-baiting". It's no secret, the longer your line is in the water, the more crappie you will catch.
As for why the crappie bite goldfish more than minnows - not only are they a lot more visible (due to their color, and especially in stained water) - but they are also "just different enough" than minnows to attract a lot of attention from crappie.
The second technique I'm going to tell you about is called "Jugging". It's also something that most crappie fishermen have never heard about. I love it because it works.
Get a few empty bleach bottle jugs (the "quart" ones), and tie some monofilament line on the necks of the bottles. Use live minnows, goldfish, or your favorie crappie jig on the lines.
Next, just allow the jugs to float across areas where you know there are crappie (or suspect crappie). The best areas are where you know crappie could be spawning in the spring...
When the crappie bite, the jugs tip up, and you bring in the crappie.
Now, you need to check with the laws in your state to see if fishing this was is legal - if it is, take my advice and try it. This is a fantastic way to catch a ton of crappie fast (as long as you find out where they are hiding).
The third and final technique I am going to go over in this crappie fishing mini course is chumming - and most of you have probbly heard about this before - but have you heard about using cornmeal, and starting the process a day or two before fishing that spot?
Sprinkle cornmeal around the boat (or through your spot) every few minutes to get some minnows in there feeding. As you know, where there are feeding minnows, the crappies aren't far behind - and if you start this process the day before you go fishing, it is possible that large groups of crappie will "migrate" to the new feeding ground you've created.
I hope you have enjoyed reading about (and hopefully using) some of the powerful crappie fishing techniques I have told you about during the mini course. I really have enjoyed providing all of this information to you. You see, I believe that fishing is a "brotherhood". It's not about "holding back" information from other fishermen to get "one up" on them. It's about joining together and helping the new guys learn, so that everybody gets better.
We were all "new guys" once.
And there is one technique that I've talked about in the past that will take any fishermen's success rate through the roof. I've never seen anything work so well, it's absolutly "jaw dropping" when you see it in acion...
It's the ability to create mother natures "chain reaction" of feeding in any spot, almost any time you want. Using the Crappie Secret Fishing Weapon will bring so many fish to your spot in less than 30 minutes, the water will be thick with feeding swarms of minnows, crappie, and whatever else lives in your area.
Honestly, you can't help but pull in crappie one after another because of the sheer numbers swarming your location.
Don't let this chance pass you by, to get it at the special deal nobody else will ever get. You don't have much time...
Here's what Rob Schry had to say about using it for the first time:
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In 4 days, I'm going to send you some special interview clips with fishermen from around the country. You'll hear some great stories, and you'll also hear why we all agree that fishing goes beyond just catching fish...
Get ready for some "fishing stories of a lifetime".
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