View Full Version : Hey, trolling really works.

Tank 1
10-10-2011, 05:10 PM
Found this site on Saturday Oct. 8, and the seaching and reading paid off on the first day of putting the info to use. It took us a while to find them but once we did it was a lot of fun.

Got on the water at daylight and didn't put the first keeper in the boat until around 1 PM. These were caught between 23 and 30 feet of water, with orange 1/16th ounce jigs tipped with a minnow going between .08 and 1 sog. with a 3/4 ounce trolling sinker on the bottom (not sure the name of the rig) we just call it a perch rig or crappie rig. It was a great day on the water. to say the least.:D




10-10-2011, 06:15 PM
Wow, nice.

10-10-2011, 06:21 PM
Ain't it nice to learn a new technique? WTG!!!!!

10-10-2011, 06:22 PM
What you actually did was power troll.

10-10-2011, 06:25 PM
Very Nice. Thanks

10-10-2011, 06:42 PM
Nice catch. Looks like you are well on your way to many days of crappie fishing. Thanks for the report and pics.Thumbs Up

10-10-2011, 06:46 PM
Way to go.... Them are some real slabs!
Now that you got the taste of trolling crappie fishing will never be the same for you.


10-10-2011, 06:47 PM
WTG nice looking catch.

10-10-2011, 06:47 PM
they be some big 'uns there. Nice

Slabs Inc
10-10-2011, 07:04 PM

Tank 1
10-10-2011, 07:04 PM
Thanks everyone. We like to call them "Tanks".;)

10-10-2011, 07:41 PM
Very Nice

10-10-2011, 07:53 PM
congrats on the nice catch

10-10-2011, 08:16 PM
You Done Good Thumbs UpThumbs UpHands ClappingHands ClappingHands ClappingHands Clapping

10-10-2011, 09:06 PM
yes sir really nice uns there. where did you fish?

10-10-2011, 09:10 PM
I think pretty much ALL of us has learned a thing or three here on CDC and that's what it's all about. Now you can share your new techniques with other newbies that join the site.Thumbs Up Congrats on a fine catch.:)

10-10-2011, 09:16 PM
nice report and catch. where did you fish?

10-10-2011, 09:50 PM
nice mess of specks!!!!!!!!

10-10-2011, 10:02 PM
Nice catch!
That was my same experience two months ago when I got a trolling motor. It's also more fun to have four lines in the water, trying different lures, depths, etc. to fine-tune the day's approach. I still enjoy casting from shore too, but mostly for the relaxation and practicing casting technique.

10-10-2011, 10:33 PM
What area of the state are you fishing in? I vertical jiged one in about 24 foot of water the other day.

das speck hunter
10-11-2011, 12:45 AM
Nice specks

10-11-2011, 05:34 AM
Those are some nice slabs. Thanks for the report and welcome to the site.

Tank 1
10-11-2011, 06:39 AM
What area of the state are you fishing in? I vertical jiged one in about 24 foot of water the other day.
We were fishing a small lake in S.W. Michigan.

10-20-2011, 07:48 PM
I have to agree with TDH. I started going down to Weiss Lake in Alabama several years ago and our guide, Darrell Baker, taught us how to long line troll and I gotta tell ya, I never knew that you could catch crappie like that. Now that I know how to do it, I use it all the time up here in Illinois.

10-21-2011, 09:09 AM
Good Job and yes it does work!


10-21-2011, 10:13 AM
Nobody likes a show off, Tank. :)


Tank 1
10-21-2011, 10:42 AM
Nobody likes a show off, Tank. :)

Well then....that explains a lot.Doh:)

10-21-2011, 05:31 PM
Way to go now just keep the reports coming.

10-21-2011, 05:33 PM
Well then....that explains a lot.Doh:)

RoflRoflHands Clapping

10-21-2011, 05:37 PM
Lots can be learned here on CDC...that's for sure.Thumbs Up Keep reading and keep learning and you'll have several techniques for catching crappie before long. When one technique doesnt work well you'll have options rather than just saying the fish aint biting and heading to the house.;) Congrats on a good mess of fish. Looks like some nice ones too.:)

10-21-2011, 06:18 PM
What are the definitive posts and articles about trolling for crappie?

Crappie 1
10-21-2011, 06:33 PM
Hey Tank, really nice catch !!!

10-23-2011, 08:07 PM
Congrats, Them is some big uns