How To Catch Huge Slab Crappie

Today we're catching Slab Crappie on swimbaits, hair jigs, and finesse plastics. If you want to catch bigger crappie, these tips are what you've been looking for. Crappie are abundant but anyone who fishes for them regularly knows how temperamental they can be. Some crappie gear works remarkably well but a lot of it is unrefined. By making a few quick changes you can take your crappie fishing to a whole new level.

For years bass fishermen have known the power of Keitech swimbaits and hair jigs for bass. By applying these same refined lures to Crappie, anglers can increase their catch rates and typically increase the size of catch as well. We tend to use heavier heads than traditional crappie fishing in order to get the correct action out of the lures. The heavier weights also allow us to use light bass tackle.

Below is a break down of the gear we were using in this video as well as a few color recommendations for the various baits.

The baits...

Matt Stefan Guppy Head:

Keitech Fat 2.8 Swimbait:

Realis V-TailShad:

Basstrix 2" Flash Trix:

Feider Hair Jig:

Typical colors include Shad, Smelt, Chartreuse/Blue, and Pearl

Matt's Rod/Reel Combo...

Rod- Shimano Zodias 6'8" Medium Light:

Reel- Shimano Stradic CI4+ 1000 size:

Line- Sunline Sniper 4 lb:

Tim's Rod/Reel Combo...

Rod- Daiwa Elite AGS 7'6" Feider:

Reel- Daiwa Tatula LT 2000:

Line- Sunline Sniper 5 lb:


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Huge SLAB Crappie On Every Cast!

If you love Crappie fishing, this is for you! Clearlake is known for GIANT SLABS and today they didn't disappoint! They bit everything we throw at them! We've included tips for crappie fishing as well as a handful of baits you need to try.

Crappie are incredibly picky eaters but once you've got them dialed in you can catch them for hours! We use small swimbaits, hair jigs, and perfectly balanced flies to elicit bites from stubborn panfish. 

The Gear...
Punisher Lures Fly:
Cumberland Pro Lures Fly:
2" Keitech Easy Shiner:
Finesse Underspin:

Tim's Thill Bobber:
Matt's Thill Bobber:
Bobber Stops:

Tim's Combo...
Rod- Fury 6'6" Light:
Reel- Daiwa Fuego LT:
Line- Sunline FC Sniper 6 lb:

Matt's Combo...
Rod- Zodias 6'8" Medium Light:
Reel- Shimano Stradic CI4+:
Line- 10 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro:
Leader- 6 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

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