Old School Crappie Fishing Family Secrets
Summer Crappie Fishing
In Many areas of the country the department of natural resources will create fish attracting structure for anglers, they uses concrete blocks with re-bar and other misc. material. Both Artificial or natural structure is great for summer crappie fishing. This replicates the natural cover and it’s a great place to find fish. Use the following methods during the summer months to fish around artificially created structure, and natural cover.
Remember : Fish around any structure, man made or natural, Crappie absolutely love structure!
Step#1 Use about 100 ft of half-inch anchor rope and drop anchor (if you are in a boat) about 100ft from the structure you are going to fish around. You want the wind or current to push your boat towards the attractor.(If you are not in a boat , get an anchor rope, tie an anchor to it , and throw it out there… you will see why in a moment)
Step#2 You can use your normal summer crappie fishing rod and reel setup, and for bait you can use “grass shrimp”, if available or “Missouri minnows”. When baiting up, make sure most of the hook is hidden inside the grass shrimp.
Step#3 Tie a 1/2″ long bass sinker to the end of your fishing line.
Step#4 Tie a number 4 Aberdeen gold hook about 6 inches above the sinker at the end of the line. Bait this hook with (2) grass shrimp, or (2) Missouri minnows.
Step#5 If you are in a boat, drop another anchor to keep the boat from being blown all over the place.
Step#6 Cast your bait as close to the anchor line that you can without getting tangled. Start to reel your bait in very slowly, occasionally “pop” or jerk your bobber using your wrist.While you are reeling in try to stay as close to the anchor rope as you can. Make sure you continue to “pop” the bobber as you reel your line in.
You see, Crappies love to hide in the shadow that is created by the anchor rope. This method can be used when you go summer crappie fishing or spring crappie fishing where there is artificial or natural structure.