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.
Matt Stefan Guppy Head: http://bit.ly/2nyUJRS
Keitech Fat 2.8 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
Realis V-TailShad: http://bit.ly/2PUH83Q
Basstrix 2" Flash Trix: http://bit.ly/2KHVxiy
Feider Hair Jig: http://bit.ly/2G7TBwj
Typical colors include Shad, Smelt, Chartreuse/Blue, and Pearl
Matt's Rod/Reel Combo...
Rod- Shimano Zodias 6'8" Medium Light: http://bit.ly/2jOUXAO
Reel- Shimano Stradic CI4+ 1000 size: http://bit.ly/2gu84t7
Line- Sunline Sniper 4 lb: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju
Tim's Rod/Reel Combo...
Rod- Daiwa Elite AGS 7'6" Feider: http://bit.ly/2QHupT9
Reel- Daiwa Tatula LT 2000: http://bit.ly/2zrq4id
Line- Sunline Sniper 5 lb: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju
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