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How fast should you troll for crappie?

How fast should you troll for crappie?

Low & Slow: Trolling at 0.7 mph with an electric motor is the ideal speed for prespawn crappies. “A 1⁄16-ounce jig gets down about 7 feet and a ⅛-ounce jig about 12 feet,” says Puccio.

What is the best crappie fishing techniques?

During the crappie spawn there are several different techniques, such as:

  • Casting a cork under a jig.
  • Flipping a jig with a long pole.
  • Trolling single quarter-ounce jigs in shallow water.
  • Long line trolling in shallow water.

How much line should I let out for a troll?

Let out 50 feet of line and clip into the release. If that’s not enough distance to prevent your lake’s wary walleyes from seeing the ball…then let out 150 feet of line! Just remember, the flat-line diving depth of your crankbait still applies behind the ball!

How deep should I be fishing for crappie?

Crappie like to spawn in areas of shallow water, usually around 2-to-4 feet deep, with cover such as brush, flooded timber or weeds, and with easy access to deeper water. In areas with murky water and thick cover, I have sometimes found them nearly on the bank.

How do you find crappie in deep water?

Finding deep water crappie requires good electronics. You can cover 70-80 feet on each side of the boat, find a depth range of 18-25 feet and set your boat right on top of that spot, and check the imaging for fish. To find these locations, look for creek channels and drops and where they may intersect.

What is long lining for crappie?

The “pull” technique is called “long-line trolling,” and it presents crappie jigs on multiple lines pulled horizontally behind the boat. Monk Wilson, crappie expert from Liberty, North Carolina, acknowledges that tight-line trolling produces more consistent catches day-in and day-out.

How do you catch a lot of crappie?

The most common method used for catching crappie is the spider rigging method, which can be done with many popular baits. Some of the most common and effective crappie baits are live minnows, crankbaits, or plastic jigs with lead jig heads.