Arizona Crappie Association

Fishing and Dock Talk => Crappie Gear => Topic started by: Piscolli on January 24, 2011, 11:27 AM

Title: New BPS Crappie Maxx Rods in stock
Post by: Piscolli on January 24, 2011, 11:27 AM
10' L action black EVA foam grips. Very nice!
Title: Re: New BPS Crappie Maxx Rods in stock
Post by: Southern_Pride on January 24, 2011, 12:25 PM
How much they running?
Title: Re: New BPS Crappie Maxx Rods in stock
Post by: Fishless on January 24, 2011, 02:40 PM
Bill, are those the ones you were carrying around at BPS saturday, thought they were going to touch the roof!!!!!!!!!!! talk about long :o
Title: Re: New BPS Crappie Maxx Rods in stock
Post by: Piscolli on January 24, 2011, 06:43 PM
$50
Title: Re: New BPS Crappie Maxx Rods in stock
Post by: T.K.O n Da Crappie on January 25, 2011, 01:20 AM
10'rs are the reach out and get em' rods!

Bill I'll have to mosey down and say hello and check out the new sticks.

TKO

 :)
Title: Re: New BPS Crappie Maxx Rods in stock
Post by: Piscolli on January 25, 2011, 06:35 AM
10'rs are the reach out and get em' rods!

Bill I'll have to mosey down and say hello and check out the new sticks.

TKO

 :)

Well then mosey my brotha!
Title: Re: New BPS Crappie Maxx Rods in stock
Post by: wadefisherman on January 25, 2011, 12:08 PM
I prefer 12' poles over the 10's.
Title: Re: New BPS Crappie Maxx Rods in stock
Post by: cousinlll on January 30, 2011, 03:14 PM
I prefer 12' poles over the 10's.

So Brian, what 12' poles are you using for spider rigging and where did you get them from?

LLL
Title: Re: New BPS Crappie Maxx Rods in stock
Post by: Southern_Pride on January 30, 2011, 04:40 PM
OK this is the second time I have heard the term "spider rigging". What is that?
Title: Re: New BPS Crappie Maxx Rods in stock
Post by: wadefisherman on January 30, 2011, 08:14 PM
I picked up the 12' Wally Marshall's at BPS, Cabellas carries the 12' B&M poles. These poles are super sensitive so you can see the slightest movement at the rod tips and it keep the poles out away from the boat. I always spider rig now, 2- 4 poles off the front end and equal amounts in the stern depending on how many people are in the boat. Depth management and speed (.5-.7) are the keys to successful spider rig fishing. When the water warms up I will probably switch to jigs and long line jigs and roadrunners.
Title: Re: New BPS Crappie Maxx Rods in stock
Post by: TRITOON on January 31, 2011, 08:05 AM
OK this is the second time I have heard the term "spider rigging". What is that?
:iagree:    me too
Title: Re: New BPS Crappie Maxx Rods in stock
Post by: Southern_Pride on February 01, 2011, 12:00 PM
Must be a closely guarded secret tritoon. ;D
Title: Re: New BPS Crappie Maxx Rods in stock
Post by: Piscolli on February 01, 2011, 12:12 PM
Check out this link on Spider Rigging

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPage?storeId=10151&catalogId=10001&langId=-1&mode=article&objectID=32249 (http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPage?storeId=10151&catalogId=10001&langId=-1&mode=article&objectID=32249)
Title: Re: New BPS Crappie Maxx Rods in stock
Post by: Southern_Pride on February 01, 2011, 12:30 PM
Thanks Bill!
Title: Re: New BPS Crappie Maxx Rods in stock
Post by: wadefisherman on February 03, 2011, 09:28 AM
Nice link, good info there.
Title: Re: New BPS Crappie Maxx Rods in stock
Post by: Piscolli on February 03, 2011, 10:31 AM
BPS now has the Pro, Signature and Might Lite series'. Pro's are ML, Sigs L and ML UL actions, all in lengths for 5'6" to 12'. Here's the link to BPS: http://www.basspro.com/Freshwater-Fishing-Rods-Crappie/_/N-1z11dce#Category (http://www.basspro.com/Freshwater-Fishing-Rods-Crappie/_/N-1z11dce#Category)

They are selling very well so it would be a good idea to call the store and check stock.
Title: Re: New BPS Crappie Maxx Rods in stock
Post by: OneBlade on February 13, 2011, 02:01 PM
As a newbie crappie fisherman, I didn't think much about the type of rod.  But after slow trolling 4 lines from my boat this weekend, I realized I need at least two things.  I need longer rods at least for the front 2 poles and I need good rod holders.  My current rod holder is whatever on the floor I can put my rod next to.  I saw the real benefit of having 10' or 12' poles as well as taller rod holders.  I plan to check Bass Pro for both of these items before my next outing.
Title: Re: New BPS Crappie Maxx Rods in stock
Post by: sandman on February 14, 2011, 07:24 PM
As a newbie crappie fisherman, I didn't think much about the type of rod.  But after slow trolling 4 lines from my boat this weekend, I realized I need at least two things.  I need longer rods at least for the front 2 poles and I need good rod holders.  My current rod holder is whatever on the floor I can put my rod next to.  I saw the real benefit of having 10' or 12' poles as well as taller rod holders.  I plan to check Bass Pro for both of these items before my next outing.

That setup can be great and it can also get you in trouble real quick if it's windy or you get one or two lines hung up. When you stop to un-snag, all of your lines drop to the bottom. It really works best with a couple of people in the boat and braided line so you can pull most snags loose without upsetting your entire rig.

We use two long rods (10', 11' or 12') and two 6 footers. With different baits on all 8 hooks, you can find out what they want to hit and switch a few of your drops over pretty quick. When it gets really crackin', we back off to only two rods. That's all we can manage with just the two of us in the boat.