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slimecoat
10-29-2009, 06:10 PM
I like to fish under a submersible light at night with a sabiki rid tipped with bait. I hate dumping minnows out at the end of the night. Im thinking about fishing nibbles.
Do crapie eat stationary nibbles at night?

thanks

jaxsprat
10-29-2009, 06:54 PM
I have been told they do nibble before bedtime:D:D:D:rolleyes:

xiaolu
10-29-2009, 07:07 PM
I found that night time is about the best time for crappie fishing! But I admit I am using live minnows. In fact here where I am, many people who fish for crappie will specifically fish at night time (from late in the evening until next morning)!!!

tear-em-up
10-29-2009, 07:37 PM
We use crappie nibbles right after dark and they work well , we don't even use a light.

kwerdal
10-29-2009, 07:48 PM
whats a crappie nibble?

"G"
10-29-2009, 07:58 PM
I figure crappie will eat anything at night that they do in the daytime if they are hungry. :) I like to use tube jigs and use a Bait Pump to inject crappie nibbles up inside of them.

tear-em-up
10-29-2009, 07:59 PM
They come in a little jar from berkley , they look like little marshmellows and come in several colors. We tip jigs with them and you can get pumps that will fill up the inside of tube jigs with them also.

dedawg1149
10-29-2009, 08:14 PM
yes ,i catch most of my crappie at night

slimecoat
10-29-2009, 08:33 PM
We use crappie nibbles right after dark and they work well , we don't even use a light.

I had a feeling that was possible. I wonder if drifting would work at night without a light

dedawg1149
10-29-2009, 09:32 PM
I had a feeling that was possible. I wonder if drifting would work at night without a light

yes it works

kwerdal
10-30-2009, 05:24 AM
Okay so I have another dumb question.. what is drifting... sorry for all the stupid questions...

slimecoat
10-30-2009, 07:35 AM
Drifting is fishing without an anchor; just letting the breeze push you along the lake. If its too windy you cant keep the bait down because the boat moves to fast. Drifting is a great way to cover large lakes.

Tonight Im going to try drifting at night with live minnows on a sabiki rig. Its mind boggling how a fish can find a one inch minnow 25 feet down in the pitch darkness.

gilby1955
10-30-2009, 08:18 AM
and the vibrations put off. Its their was of finding food, all preditors have sences they use and smell is one of the best. Fish use vibrations in the water just like deer use vibrations in the air. the nibbles give off the smell trail and the crappie follow it to your bait, minnow give off vibrations when they swim just as jigs do when they move. I have used nibbles with minnows to kick it up a knotch at times:).