View Full Version : Gray Ghost PERFECT Jig

11-13-2010, 08:25 PM
I see a lot of refrences to the subject jig. How are you LA folks fishing it- Cast and retrieve, trolling, or vertical??

11-13-2010, 11:37 PM
I live right on the Texas / Louisiana boarder On Caddo lake. In the fall I both vertical jig and cast. in the winter I troll. In the spring I go back to vertical jigging. Now Caddo Lake has Cypress swamp, a lake and a river system. In the fall the crappies are in the river in the brushtops in the winter they are in the river channel, in the spring they migrate to the cypress swamps and hang around the cypress trees, In the summer they find the deep holes to stay cool. Just the way we do it in this neck of the woods.


11-13-2010, 11:51 PM
Sounds logical, which is a good way to approach fishing. I am in FL 5 months and NC 7 months. Totally different stuff between the two. But, the fish pattern about the same. In FL, we have no real 'winter', so the fish really never go too deep unless you have a FL that has deep water and grass down there. Most of the locating is based on 'over grass and/or in open water, except when in prespawn and spawn. The, they stage off the grass (or cypress knee area) and finally go into the cover (cover meaning grass, brush or stumps). Interesting item: have you EVER seen a crappie bed?? We have all seen bluegill/shellcrackers and bass beds as s fanned out areas. Ever see a crappie beds? I don't think they spawn that way. IT appears they lay their eggs in long, sticky strings on grass and wood, not on the bottom. Think about where you find them when they are spawning. What do you think??

11-14-2010, 06:25 AM
I am in FL 5 months and NC 7 months. Totally different stuff between the two

I know about the difference too.I moved to TN in '05 and had to go back to school. Thankfully I found CDC before too long and here I am. Good in both places, just different. If you get the urge to travel some, try the St. Johns between Lakes Woodruff and George, including Dexter. Spent a lot of fun, cool mornings up that way.

11-14-2010, 08:53 AM
I see a lot of refrences to the subject jig. How are you LA folks fishing it- Cast and retrieve, trolling, or vertical??

Stickmarsh I fish the gray ghost 90 percent of the time. I fish it vertical (one pole fisherman) and have done great with it. Sometimes I pitch it out and let it pendulum back. They will take it on the fall a lot, but if it makes it back down to vertical I just hold it as still a possible a little above the depth of the fish. Just make sure it is tied on with a loop knot so it will hang right. I have caught over a 1000 fish with it this year and they last a long time if you don't hang and loose it. Good fishing.

timbo 66
11-14-2010, 09:59 AM
What does the gray gohst jig look like ? Anyone have a picture that you can post, Thanks

11-14-2010, 02:51 PM
Gray ghost


11-14-2010, 08:40 PM
where do you get the Gray Ghost jigs?

11-14-2010, 09:09 PM
where do you get the Gray Ghost jigs?

Google theperfectcrappiejig.com

11-14-2010, 11:45 PM
J is it feathers or hair

11-14-2010, 11:53 PM
Know Woodruf, George and Dexter pretty well. My best secret just below that area has been the open waters of Jessup. Other than spawning time, those crappie are schooled out in the open water and easy to catch drifting minnowws, jigs, or Beetle Spin-type stuff.

11-14-2010, 11:58 PM
You use a loop knot. That is something I haven't tried with my Gray Ghost jigs. I normally use a clinch knot, but I double the line first (North American Fishing Club rated it the top knot for mono!!!). What I have found is, with the know/line tight around the hook eye, I can adjust it to where I want it. But, if it works, do it!!!!!!!!! I'll try the loop-knot. Loop knots are inheriently weak. So, how do you tie yours?

11-15-2010, 12:07 AM
From its web site:

It has a chenniel body and a feather tail. Here are the design criteria elements we used to select this excellent jig:

- It is streamlined, with a compact body and a feather tail -- no floppy legs or tail to catch the wind and reduce casting distance, or cause line twisting;

- The hook eye is set back in the lead head to make the jig set level when fished vertically;

- The weight is an optimum 1/16th oz. for 4-6 lb. test lines and 1/8th oz. for deeper applications and heavier lines, both perfect for light spinning gear;

- The body is heavy chenille wrapped, with Bob Young's secret securing method; it will never tear or come apart, as will plastics;

- The small hook will not ream out a hole in the crappie's mouth, as a big hook does, and possibly allow him to get away.

You can see the Gray Ghost at www.stickmarsh.com/crappie (http://www.stickmarsh.com/crappie)

11-15-2010, 12:11 AM
www.stickmarsh.com (http://www.stickmarsh.com)

11-15-2010, 12:12 AM

11-15-2010, 11:38 AM
where do you get the Gray Ghost jigs?

Most any good jig tier can make them. Just pick someone you want to do business with and order them.