View Full Version : crappie tactic

01-07-2010, 06:40 PM
I heard of a tactic the other day that I thought was cool.

Once you locate a school and catch a keeper, you put a hook in it with 15ft or so of line attached to a balloon or large bobber. Since they are a schooling fish, your attached fish will rejoin the school and swim with them. You can locate the balloon and locate the school.

sounds interesting?

01-07-2010, 07:28 PM
I have always wanted to try it but never have. Have any of you western shore guys tried it?

01-07-2010, 09:46 PM
I wanted to go today, but I need one more deer for the freezer, so I got my shotgun ready to sit in the tree tomorrow in the snow. MD 2 day late gun season starts tomorrow. As soon as deer season is over, watch out crappie and yellow perch, it's on like a pot of neck bones.......LOL

A friend from the state called me today and said the yellow are holed up in the deep and ready to make a run.......... I got's me a spot on the Choptank where I loaded up on these the first week in february last year
and a few of these puppies
but this is what I'm looking fwd to the most on another tidal river
Tear-em-up these were from your neck of the woods last year:D

01-08-2010, 04:34 PM
Crappie are great, and Yellow Perch are alot of fun too, but the heck with those GREEN CARP! Good luck hope we can all get together fishing this winter sometime?

01-08-2010, 08:12 PM
for some reason i want to say that hooking and balloning a fish to keep track of them is illegal but i'm not for sure .
know people that did it but that don't make it legal .

thats all i know ,

01-09-2010, 09:40 AM
Nice fish pics

01-09-2010, 07:36 PM
Watch out Crappie/Perch, I'm on my way now!!!! wahoooooo