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Big George
06-18-2006, 05:08 PM
I am just wondering if they will stay down without weight pulled at about 1.0-1.2 mph>>

Barnacle Bill
06-18-2006, 05:10 PM
I am just wondering if they will stay down without weight pulled at about 1.0-1.2 mph>>

You can always add a small spit shot to keep it down.

PanMan_VA
06-18-2006, 05:39 PM
With a 1/16 ounce head, you can get them to go down 4'-5' with 50'-75' of line out.

ceb
06-18-2006, 08:30 PM
Take a look at these very informative posts made by a member on the Louisiana board. He had good success with long line trolling safety pin spinners.

http://www.crappie.com/gr8vb3/showthread.php?t=20202
http://www.crappie.com/gr8vb3/showthread.php?t=20651

bman
06-18-2006, 09:17 PM
I am just wondering if they will stay down without weight pulled at about 1.0-1.2 mph>>

This is my favorite way of fishing. Experiment on adding weights either three way swivels or bullet weights. You also have to experiment with your speed. I gradually switch to small stickbaits and crankbaits. You will catch all kinds of species of fish. You just have to accept that you will lose some of your lure once in a while.

skiptomylu
06-19-2006, 11:56 AM
I have used 1/32 oz. little spinner baits to catch crappie. I troll with the trolling motor (variable speed 1-10) set on about 3 depending on the wind. I did this in the Spring so the water depth was only about 6' and around grass.

We did well catching some over 1 1/2 pounds, the wife caught one 2.9 pounds.

Roberta
06-19-2006, 03:01 PM
We have successfully trolled in-line Mepps spinners and beetle spins using our MinnKota set on 2 or 3 depending on wind. We've picked up lots of crappie, and other assorted species.
It's not my idea of fun, but if nothing else works, we'll give it a try and usually pick up fish. - Roberta