Starting The "Cycle" Of Swarming Crappie
The most important thing about the spot you choose, is that it needs to be around "structure". Most fishermen know what I mean - but you should be around underwater structure - or "shoreline structure". Most species of fish like structure because it offers many hiding places (both to hide from predators, and to surprise prey).
You see, when there is structure around it creates areas of "transition" for the crappie. They are just a few feet from lighted areas, and can dart back into the shadows (and cover) quickly.
So, to get the most out of your Crappie Fishing Secret Weapon, be in a spot around structure - mainly because you know there are minnows, crappie and other species lurking there.
Now, if you are going for Crappie specifically, you will want to try using the secret weapon in open water - there are times that crappie prefer the open water areas (and it's usually when there is a large drift of plankton). But, at least the first time you use the device, use it around structure... I want you to see what it can do in these "sure thing" fishing spots. Here are the next steps you'll take:
* Ok, so you are at your spot (and you could be fishing from the shore as well, with your battery in hand). Use the metal clasp at the very top of the unit to "anchor" the secret weapon to any solid "anchor spot" either on your boat - or on the shore (like a tree, for example).
* Then, attach a small 5 pound weight to the bottom of the unit (to keep it vertical underwater). There is a large industrial-strength plastic loophole at the bottom of the unit so you can use a piece of twine or rope to tie the weight to it...
* The last step before lowering it in to start the feeding frenzy is to hook the battery clips from the secret weapon to your 12-volt battery (either the one on your boat, or the one you've got on the shore if you are shore fishing)... just like you did before when testing the device when you first got it.
* Next, slowly lower the Crappie Fishing Secret Weapon into the water so that the top of the unit is only about 3 - 5 inches under the water. It doesn't matter how deep the water is - I've had crappie fishermen use it in all depths (from just a few feet deep, to 40 feet deep PLUS). The secret weapon is designed to bring the swarms of fish to the surface... now of course you can experiment with different depths (you have 20 feet of cord to play with), but the tried and true method is to make sure the top of the unit is only 3 - 5 inches under the water.
Over the next 15 minutes, as you look into the water - you will see nature's "food chain show" begin...
First, you'll see millions of little zooplankton organisms collect in huge clusters all around your Crappie Fishing Secret Weapon. The clusters will be "clear" in color, and they will appear throughout your fishing spot within 15 minutes... you'll know them when you see them...
Almost as soon as you see them appear, bait fish will begin to move into the area to feed on the zooplankton - this is where things get wild very quickly... Over the next half hour literally hundreds of natural live bait (i.e. minnows, shad, shiners, and whatever else lives in your area). The water will be thick with swarming fish... in fact, all you'll see is fish - and all you'll hear is splashing from the swarm...
It really is an amazing sight - and if you have kids, make sure to let them see - they'll love it, and it will probably turn them on to fishing...
Now, you've started the Crappie Fishing Secret Weapon "Cycle" - and the fun is really about to begin... Next week, I'll tell you exactly what you'll do next to easily catch the bait (if you like using live bait), and after that, how to catch loads of crappie...
One quick thing - did you know that the technology behind the Crappie Fishing Secret Weapon has actually been banned in 2 states? Minnesota and Wyoming... but don't worry... it's been that way for years - and the other 48 states don't seem interested in making it illegal. But that's just a testament to how well this scientific principal works when exploited...
You can check it out here:
Heck, while we're at it, let's have a look at another one of the secret weapon "case studies" - it's a long one, so I'll show you part of it:
"I went on to catch 8 Crappies in the 2-2.5lbs class. I had another 5 jump off hook and missed many bites.....it was absolutely awesome. At 11pm I have a great bite for a bout two hours until my only red head and white body jig was torn by a big Crappie. What a great time. Your product is awesome....I'll never buy live bait again.
Next up, in 4 days I'll send you Day #3 of the Crappie Fishing Mini Course - and I'll give you 8 "quick tips", one of which I am sure will get you catching more crappie next time you go out fishin'...
President and Founder, Crappie Fishing Secret
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