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fishb8t
02-13-2006, 08:50 PM
i would like to hear about your setup. how many poles are you allowed to put in the water? what lb. test do you have? what about the weight of your jigs? are you dropshoting? are you fishing with more than one hook on your line? do you use tubes or hairy jigs? if i missed anything please add to this list. thanks fishb8t.

slabbandit
02-13-2006, 09:17 PM
Het there Fishb8t, I fish out of a stick steer Basstracker. I like to fan out a few minnow rods, (11 ft. Buck's Graphite Jig Poles), while I probe the cover a little deeper with a jig pole and a jig. I really like adding a Berkley Crappie Nibble to my jig hook also.

One other way,and probably my most enjoyable, that I like to use is to cast a jig under a cork. Just giving the cork a slight twitch or a short slow pull every few seconds.

I try to stay very open minded and try different techniques. I see so many crappie fisherman that get hung up on one way of fishing and never try anything new. When their tech. is working they do great but when it's not they usually get skunked!

crappiencali
02-13-2006, 09:27 PM
My set ups all depend on where and how I fish. Out here in California I usually use a 6'-7' spinning combo with six pound florocrabon line. I use the florocarbon line becauce the lakes here are gin clear. When I'm shoting docks I use a 5' spinning combo with 4 lb test. If I'm fishing structure visible or not I use anywhere from a 9'-11' spinning combo. 6-10 lb test. Type of line depends on water clearity. I usually use 1/16-1/4 oz jigs. I'll use a 1/32 oz jig when I'm shotting docks. Depending on where I'm at I usually go double rigged, and prodominately use plastics. Hope this helps you out and sorry for the long post.

FalconSmitty
02-13-2006, 09:30 PM
look at the boats behind me in the pic
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/FalconSmitty/d85e3f1b.jpg

speck chaser
02-14-2006, 05:54 AM
I have a 18ft center console starcraft I normally pull 6 rods ranging from 7 ft to 12 ft and I also push at least 3 from the bow spiderrigging.
here in Tennessee there is no limit on number of rods.

fishb8t
02-14-2006, 08:40 PM
crappiencali thanks for telling me what weight you are using when shotting docks. that is going to come in handy this year.

slabbandit i really need to work on trying different techniques. looking back on last year i can remember staying in one spot for 2 hours and only getting 3 fish.

crappiencali
02-15-2006, 12:14 AM
When I wanted to learn more techniques I actually watch a couple Crappie fishing videos to the the basics of a couple techniques. Then when I went out I would focus on the styles until I felt comfortable with it.

Fatcrack
02-15-2006, 08:52 AM
This pic shows a little of my rig.

I currently use 8 rods. 4 - 12 ft Wally Marshals, 2 - 10 ft B&Ms and 2 - 6 ft Fenwicks. They all have Stren 8lb test, low-vis green line. Most of the time I use Charlie Brewer Slider Head jigs 1/16 - 1/8 oz in red with a black and chartruse jig if I'm using jigs or just use the Slider Head and hook a minnow on.

rango
02-15-2006, 10:03 AM
This pic shows a little of my rig.

I currently use 8 rods. 4 - 12 ft Wally Marshals, 2 - 10 ft B&Ms and 2 - 6 ft Fenwicks. They all have Stren 8lb test, low-vis green line. Most of the time I use Charlie Brewer Slider Head jigs 1/16 - 1/8 oz in red with a black and chartruse jig if I'm using jigs or just use the Slider Head and hook a minnow on.thats a good lookin set up there fatcrack. you have a set up on the back to?

bttmline
02-15-2006, 10:07 AM
I wish we could spider rig here in Ohio. We are only allowed 2 poles
Tim

Fatcrack
02-15-2006, 02:08 PM
Rango

Don't have anything setup on the back of the boat. At least not yet.
Most of the time it is just me or me and my boy fishing. He mans 4 rods and I man the other 4. You can't see it in the pic but I have 3 seat bases on the front deck and when someone is with me I move the front seat to one side or the other, move the rear seat to the front and place it opposite the other. Works out pretty well. When we fish at night, unless I'm by myself, we fish out the side of the boat.