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Offline Piscolli

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Cold Weather Crappie
« on: January 02, 2015, 08:04 PM »
So what's your favorite way to catch Crappie when the temps are low? I have always long lined at slower speeds (.5 mhp of less) but I'm starting to think a real slow drop shot (spider rigged) would be the best.

So what do you do?
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Re: Cold Weather Crappie
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2015, 08:33 PM »
I go to King's Fish Market.

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Re: Cold Weather Crappie
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2015, 11:39 PM »
So what's your favorite way to catch Crappie when the temps are low? I have always long lined at slower speeds (.5 mhp of less) but I'm starting to think a real slow drop shot (spider rigged) would be the best.

So what do you do?
I'm sold on spider rigging. I usually let one line down with minnows only, and one line with jigs/and or minnows. The fish tell me what they want.
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Re: Cold Weather Crappie
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2015, 08:42 AM »
Tight line is what seems to work the best for me

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Re: Cold Weather Crappie
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2015, 08:49 AM »
I found this on you tube, and have tried it once at Bart. The trip before last for me, and I did catch a fish on the jig. So I use a mosquito hook up top with a minnow, and a 1/8 ounce road runner with a kalins grub on the bottom. Everything else they show is the same for me. I want to give it some more tries before I order their "Go Go" minnow. Takes some time to tie up, but I think it might be effective.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeJYWrg6KWA
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Re: Cold Weather Crappie
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2015, 04:22 PM »
Spider Rigging hands down!

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Re: Cold Weather Crappie
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2015, 06:56 PM »
Before I got soft and quit fishing for crappie in freezing weather, we spider rigged. Very slowly and minnows always performed 2:1 to jigs for us.

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Re: Cold Weather Crappie
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2015, 05:26 AM »
I go duck hunting :angel:

but we are only a month or so away till the casting jig bite shooooooooooooould get goind good :dontknow: :headbang:
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