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guest01
09-24-2006, 10:49 AM
Just wondering what is your favorite way to fish in the fall. docks, brush,spider riggin, trolling or long lineing.

unknown 5
09-24-2006, 12:08 PM
I didn't vote because I use all of the techniques listed in the Fall (and some others). I try different stuff until I find something that works.

Len
09-24-2006, 07:19 PM
TROLLING and DRIFTING also with the wind!!

willsjwills
09-24-2006, 07:19 PM
i use what ever presents itself. rip-rap, brushpiles, standing timber, custom made mats, logs, spillways,bridge pilings, railroad trestles. my kind of fishing does not take place on huge impoundments, so i guess you could say i fish anywhere i can for crappie.

Darryl Morris
09-24-2006, 07:29 PM
I fish the same way I do all year long (tightlining jigs and dipping minnows over brushpiles) spring, summer, winter, just at the appropriate depths, of which the fish determine, of course. No matter how any of us think we are good at crappie fishing, the fish will always win and decide whether they will be caught or not!!! Ain't our creation great?!

rango
09-25-2006, 06:02 AM
nightstalking

Roberta
09-25-2006, 07:23 AM
If we have open water, we cast and retrieve any time of the year. We also do some jigging in standing timber. - Roberta

skiptomylu
09-25-2006, 11:35 AM
Well if we had any water I would go, but I troll and most all other ways too. Trolling a jig is my favorite though.

MEATGETTER
10-09-2011, 08:00 PM
all of the above, what ever it takes and some day its dynamite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HeyCharlie
10-09-2011, 08:05 PM
Yep!

Buckeye Bandits Baits
10-09-2011, 08:17 PM
Right now brush and pads are where there at on Loramie.

Little Skeeter
10-09-2011, 08:17 PM
all of the above, what ever it takes and some day its dynamite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I agree! Just make sure you put some distance between you and the detonation site, and turn off your fishfinders.

gabowman
10-09-2011, 09:36 PM
Longlining.........I'm ALWAYS longlining!Thumbs Up

ieatfish
10-10-2011, 08:58 AM
Good Timing. I just finished up a Blog Post (http://lindyfishingtackle.blogspot.com/2011/10/fall-rate-fall-slabs.html)about this today!

71165


-mc Rofl

gabowman
10-10-2011, 09:08 AM
Anybody else noticed the date of the original post?!? 2006 HA!

Crappie Buster
10-10-2011, 10:09 AM
This one was brought back from the DEAD!!!! hahaha

Bottombumper
10-11-2011, 12:24 PM
I love to find structure brush or stumps or any type structure near a fall or riseof the depth. I prefer pushing my dropshot rig into and around the structure. Keep the rig bouncing over structure and usually the bigger Crappie will hit on the fall. I fish slowly keeping bait moving. Usually 2-3 fish at one area and then I move to other area with structure and come back later. I try to route out a game plan based on conditions before I begin fishing. I lose a lot of hooks this way and requires a lot of patience. In the Fall and Winter I concentrate on structure 10 ft. and deeper. Bottombumper

NIMROD
10-11-2011, 07:10 PM
I fish the same way I do all year long (tightlining jigs and dipping minnows over brushpiles) spring, summer, winter, just at the appropriate depths, of which the fish determine, of course. No matter how any of us think we are good at crappie fishing, the fish will always win and decide whether they will be caught or not!!! Ain't our creation great?!
What he said! I fish the same but change depths some.

Hanr3
10-11-2011, 09:18 PM
Brush piles. Went out this past weekend, pulled out 56 fish in 4 1/2 hours. All on brush piles, minnows under a slip bobber.

chucktx
10-11-2011, 11:11 PM
Anybody else noticed the date of the original post?!? 2006 HA!

as a newbee it is helping me!!!!!! lol and fall is just round' the corner!!!!

Cane Pole
10-12-2011, 07:59 PM
pole in hand this time of the year.

BigMack
10-13-2011, 08:42 PM
Knew this was in here somewhere, finally found it wih a search
http://www.crappie.com/crappie/archives-stuff-we-dont-want-loose/84702-crappie-degrees.html

EnonEye
10-14-2011, 02:50 PM
Love nothing more than to anchor at night, throw a lantern and nightlight over the side and bobber fish minnies on 1 pole and tightline a jig on the other. Nothing like seeing that bobber go ker-plunck or feeling that light tap on the jig and watching a 12 incher make all kinds of commotion in the dark. Up here in Ohio about this time of year they get red around the lips and fins as the water starts cooling off and look even more beutiful and taste even better than normal. Can't wait to get out tomorrow night!Thumbs Up

Little Skeeter
10-15-2011, 07:54 PM
Love nothing more than to anchor at night, throw a lantern and nightlight over the side and bobber fish minnies on 1 pole and tightline a jig on the other. Nothing like seeing that bobber go ker-plunck or feeling that light tap on the jig and watching a 12 incher make all kinds of commotion in the dark. Up here in Ohio about this time of year they get red around the lips and fins as the water starts cooling off and look even more beutiful and taste even better than normal. Can't wait to get out tomorrow night!Thumbs Up

Night fishing is a great way of doing it during the fall before it gets to cold. Really been thinking about doing it myself, might just have to go and see what happens. Heck cant hurt none.

Bowler
10-16-2011, 09:08 AM
My favorite way is with a fishing rod my boat and my buddy. Catching fish is a bonus.

Bowler
10-16-2011, 09:30 AM
BTW Little Skeeter love the pic.
I learned 30+ years ago while fishing with my brother and uncle that catching fish is the bonus. It was all about the trip. I was 14 my brother was 16 and my uncle was 18. We would go out just about every Saturday and Sunday to the stripper pits. Try to find a new one most days or one someone told us about. The trip was always fun. It didn't matter if it was 30 minutes or 2 hrs to get there it was always fun. REO Speedwagon or STYX as load as it would go and we were on our way. Nothing like finding a new lake to fish evey trip.

ProGrizz
10-16-2011, 01:05 PM
Fishin' mostly tidewater, it's a combo, laydowns on the higher halves of the tides and docks/pilings on the lower ends of the tides.

Fishaholic
10-17-2011, 04:54 AM
since I'm shore bound, primarily brush and falls near channels or flats

HLLeonard
10-17-2011, 08:09 PM
Not sure what longlining is.

CrappiePappy
10-18-2011, 04:22 AM
Not sure what longlining is.

HL .... long lining is basically trolling a bait behind the boat, at a distance. It's distiguished seperately from the term "trolling", since spider rigging, side pulling, drifting, and other methods that employ movement with one or more baits .... are all forms of "trolling". Long line trolling is just one of them.

Welcome to Crappie.com Thumbs Up
... cp :cool:

captain morgan
10-18-2011, 06:54 AM
great post....only thing i see missing is journey with dont stop believing....

Percidae_Papermouth
10-20-2011, 06:46 AM
Casting jigs all times of the year......... Pulling corks (spiderrigging canepoles) spring and fall....... Tightlining 9-12ft rods in winter and summer, and longlining anytime I mark fish at 5Ft or less. But if I get into a situation where its work to keep a minnow on the hooks, and have the crappie pinpointed,,,Ill put all my rods away pick up a 6ft UL and start casting jigs or roadrunners, Good topic, even if it is an old thread. Not like this info expires.

Texas Pete
10-20-2011, 09:15 PM
The only way I have fished for crappie so far is casting a jig. I've always been a bass fisherman. About two months ago, I was fishing a small local reservoir with a buddy in his new jon boat. Bass bite got real slow and I caucht two really nice slabs (one on a 4" finnesse worm and one on a crank bait). Began casting a small jig and caught 35 to 40 within a couple of hours. Bought a 16 ft jon boat the next week, rigged it out and I am now converted and learning as much as I can about crappie fishing as fast as I can.
Mike

filletfetish
10-21-2011, 06:40 AM
I'm the culprit. I brought this back to life to see how things have changed in the last 5 years. I think everyone would agree that the wealth of knowledge that has come from this site is second to none. I just wanted to see if people had changed their approaches.

I don't know what the original author ment when he put trolling, as well as spider rigging and long lining. Maybe this allowed for the person that would do any combination of trolling. Anyway, the numbers before were 20% across the board, witht he exception of brush, it was 40%. That equals 120%, but so does the current results.

It's safe to say that spider rigging may have gained some popularity in the fall, but more people are inclined to sit on or jig around a brush pile this time of year.

captain morgan
10-21-2011, 06:46 AM
well glory be...a nice touch of cold weather has come to fl and the slabbers are taking to the poles..been getting my limits which is 25 in fl on minners and jigs (tightlining)....keeping nothing under 12"....life is good...looks like its going to be a good season...hope you all the same....

CrappiePappy
10-22-2011, 08:02 AM
That equals 120%, but so does the current results.


That's because it's a multiple choice poll Doh ... resulting in the possibility of more than 100% participation !!

The poll title & the poll choices are not in conjunction with each other. The title asks about 'favorite way' (method) ... then the choices include specific types of cover (docks, brush). So, it's obvious why "brush" is the overall favorite ... since it can be fished by most all methods of presentation.
And "trolling" is a collection of methods term, so it's % is skewered ... since it could be divided between the Spider rig & Long Line numbers, or collectively chosen along with either or both.

All in all, the resulting poll % numbers don't really mean a whole lot, nor tell us anything specific .... since the poll does not specify location, what timeframe constitutes "Fall", or have a large enough choice of methods used listed (like tightlining, casting ... unless that's what "brush" was supposed to represent). But, it did no harm ... so it was allowed to run its course.

... cp :cool:

no1son
10-23-2011, 07:14 AM
Sit and jig, you say? LOL
While it aint brush, jigging the dock shadow, on the deep dock end is a bit more than just "sitting".
Often on the tiny jigs, the bite is far too soft to feel, one can get eye strain...

What crappie lurks in the heart of the lake? The DOCK SHADOW KNOWS!

89ranger
10-23-2011, 04:52 PM
Thanks for the info

ShootnDocks
11-02-2011, 08:41 PM
Predominately shooting docks. Alternate method is vertical jigging blowdowns and treetops. I live for the thump!

HeyCharlie
11-03-2011, 12:16 PM
2 hrs of Minnows today! 25 limit
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x242/CharlieDavidson/002-52.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x242/CharlieDavidson/003-28.jpg

beagle man
11-03-2011, 12:27 PM
I did not see my way on the poll,,,, I like to still fish in deep water, some water as much as 60 ft. bottom fishing double jig set up. Just ole tight line style for me

89ranger
11-03-2011, 02:39 PM
Trolling all year

Knappy
11-08-2011, 10:35 PM
docks and brush for me

89ranger
11-10-2011, 01:56 AM
Nice mess

pab1981
11-15-2011, 04:17 PM
I voted brush although I also fish alot of stakebeds. Here's some from Kentucky Lake that have fell to jiggin brush and stakebeds this fall.

http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb424/pab1981/001-6.jpg
http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb424/pab1981/001-5.jpg
http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb424/pab1981/057.jpg
http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb424/pab1981/038.jpg

shelldecoy
01-26-2012, 08:12 PM
Dang nice mess of slabs

deathb4disco
01-26-2012, 10:54 PM
This thread is five years old. That's close but not the record. ;)

EnonEye
01-27-2012, 09:27 AM
Couldn't vote. The fall fishing is reserved strictly for night fishing with live minners under a bobber here. Something about getting out there in the evening on a warm, fall afternoon and watching the sun go down and the moon rise and the letting the bewitching hour begin.:fish

H20WOLF
01-27-2012, 10:59 AM
Buckeye,

I live south of Dayton & heard Loramine was good crappie lake.
Long drive for me, but lake looks good. Heard it is shallow with lots of cover.
I've never fished it & looking at map it would take some time to find good area's, can you point me to some good area's?
If you don't want to post here, send email to: madscrap03@gmail.com
Thanks in advance,

Tom