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    Just my two cents, but you can have a tree top full of Crappie and shake every bait in you boat at them some days without a bite. I'm sure you could watch them on live video without any luck some days. Then suddenly fill a box in 30 minutes. Most of what I'm do is catching the one or two fish on a piece of cover that are actively biting and continue to move. The people that can wear out the Crappie don't need the expensive electronics and no amount of money will buy a bite.

    If you can combine knowledge and the help of electronics you've got a winning combo.

    Buddy of mine several years ago started trying to figure out Crappie and would fish with me regularly. He started in my extra kayak, move to a used flat bottom, used boat, new boat and finally a $45k new boat with all the bells and whistles. He never could put more than a handful of Crappie in the boat on a good day. He followed me around one day in the $45k rig with me in my kayak. I got a limit and he scored a hand full. You can't buy your way into a full box with Crappie, LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ditch Basser View Post
    Just my two cents, but you can have a tree top full of Crappie and shake every bait in you boat at them some days without a bite. I'm sure you could watch them on live video without any luck some days. Then suddenly fill a box in 30 minutes. Most of what I'm do is catching the one or two fish on a piece of cover that are actively biting and continue to move. The people that can wear out the Crappie don't need the expensive electronics and no amount of money will buy a bite.

    If you can combine knowledge and the help of electronics you've got a winning combo.

    Buddy of mine several years ago started trying to figure out Crappie and would fish with me regularly. He started in my extra kayak, move to a used flat bottom, used boat, new boat and finally a $45k new boat with all the bells and whistles. He never could put more than a handful of Crappie in the boat on a good day. He followed me around one day in the $45k rig with me in my kayak. I got a limit and he scored a hand full. You can't buy your way into a full box with Crappie, LOL.
    I think thatís my biggest problem. I started trying to catch crappie to late in life. Between work,family and playing music I donít have time to get the experience and figure things out like it takes. When I was younger Iíd catfish every weekend and 2 or 3 times during the week. I know they are easier than crappie but I could smoke everyone I knew. Cause I knew where they would be and what they would bite at certain times. Just donít have time to figure everything I need to know about crappie. But Iím still gonna try every chance I get. Lol


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    It just makes fishing easy for the younger generation. Now days they dont ha e to do there homework.
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    I totally agree with you coach. I have paid a lot of money for 3 different fish/depth finders over the last several years. I have used them more for night and fog navigation than I have for finding fish. I have only used them maybe a total of 3 times to locate fish. I will admit I am dumb when it comes to using electronics. I would like a livescope just to see what the hype is about, but then I know I would not be able to figure it out and I probably would not use it anymore than I have used my other ones. I have never had trouble catching fish in the areas I fish. I even went to a few other lakes I never fished and picked up pretty quick there as well. I have fished since I was a young boy and learned from experience. I learned over 90% of what I know on my own through time spent on the water. Anyone who has ever fished with me will tell you I know how to fish. Yes I have bad days but everyone does. I can say that I have had way more good days than bad days in my lifetime. I'm not against electronics at all. I would not mind having a livescope, but I have caught lots of crappie off the cheapest equipment you can buy. I grew up a poor boy, so I had to use what I could afford, hand me down stuff, and even old rods I would find while fishing. I have had the discussion with people before when they have tried to tell me they can catch way more crappie on this or that than I can on the less expensive equipment. I just laugh to myself because I have also tried some of the expensive equipment and proven time and time again that a poor boy can and will always catch fish if he knows what he is doing. Like someone else said, I think the guides who spend 300 or more days a year fishing are hurting the fish more than electronics, but they are making their living doing it.
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