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kickingback
06-03-2014, 07:30 AM
Thought this was cool in seeing how finicky those crappie are at biting the jig...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlKbvl36vZg

filletfetish
06-03-2014, 07:58 AM
Very cool! I've often wondered just how big of a fish I've had come by and sniff my bait. It's funny how little things can trigger the bite.

SC Triton
06-03-2014, 09:14 AM
Interesting video. There were a lot more lookers than takers for sure.

I wonder what he could have done to trigger a bite rather than just a look. They seemed interested but didn't like something.
More movement? Different color? Live bait?

slimpikens
06-03-2014, 09:38 AM
awsome video

CrappiePappy
06-03-2014, 09:44 AM
Interesting video. There were a lot more lookers than takers for sure.

I wonder what he could have done to trigger a bite rather than just a look. They seemed interested but didn't like something.
More movement? Different color? Live bait?

I'm with you, brother ... :ThumbsUp

I couldn't help but notice that, too .... plus the fact that many of them seemed more interested in the camera, than the jig :Rofl

Sure were a lot of them down there !! Many seemed interested enough to "taste test" the jig, while many others approached the jig only to veer off after close inspection. It almost looked like the jig didn't "smell" right, or "look" right to those fish, and they rejected it without mouthing it.

It really would have been interesting to see their reaction differences, had a wax worm or minnow been placed on the jig .... vs .... the plain jig. Even a spray of scent or a Crappie Nibble might have changed their interest level :dono

Good work on the video, Kickingback !! Thanks for sharing !!

... cp :kewl

Luvfatslabs
06-03-2014, 10:49 AM
Great video

crappiepappa
06-03-2014, 11:25 AM
Must have been using a jig I tied! I think I get more lookers than takers most the time!:scratchhead

kickingback
06-03-2014, 01:03 PM
I was thinking it was the lure color and the look of the jig overall. It just didn't look natural or good in color IMHO.

clfarms1
06-03-2014, 01:19 PM
Great Video and something I noticed in it. I have always been told and thought that your lure had to be above a crappie, that they always come up from under the lure to take it. It seems in several of the shots that the crappie were coming down from above to look at the bait. I am not so sure that it is as critical to be a exact depth or just in a certain range. There were a lot of crappie in that pic so I know that makes a difference also

chaunc
06-03-2014, 01:42 PM
That jig just didn't smell right. Did you have gas or suntan lotion on your hands when you touched it? Way too many turned away as they got within smelling distance. Nice video by the way.

sooners08
06-03-2014, 01:57 PM
Good video.

speckslayer57
06-03-2014, 04:22 PM
good video, thanks for sharing.

huntinslabs
06-03-2014, 05:52 PM
Yep cool video! And yep somebody had some stank on their fingers.

split handle
06-03-2014, 06:23 PM
Many seemed interested enough to "taste test" the jig, while many others approached the jig only to veer off after close inspection. It almost looked like the jig didn't "smell" right, or "look" right to those fish, and they rejected it without mouthing it.

It really would have been interesting to see their reaction differences, had a wax worm or minnow been placed on the jig .... vs .... the plain jig. Even a spray of scent or a Crappie Nibble might have changed their interest level :dono


I agree. Most of the crappies that sucked it right in came at it from the side. The ones that followed its scent trail mostly turned away; a few noncommittally tasted it and spat it out. Had to be something wrong about its scent.

I read here and there that crappies are sight feeders, and scent doesn't matter. This video gives a strong suggestion otherwise, though I would have liked to have seen those same fish offered the same thing covered with a fish attractant.

By the way, what was on the hook? (What was being used to try to catch them?)

Clear Solution
06-03-2014, 07:03 PM
It kinda looked like a larvae of some sort, I thought I saw it wiggling a bit a few times.

I need to to know where that lake is!! Whole lot of tire kickers. Interesting to say the least.

Ive vet wanted to run a go pro in many places I fish, but the crappie fishing spots I have to carry my dive gear to get the camera back.

kickingback
06-03-2014, 07:26 PM
Here is the original link in YouTube. I didn't make this. I found it... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlKbvl36vZg

genec
06-03-2014, 08:09 PM
Nice vidieo,i have saw a few pic like that and some would go down and come under bait and come up and hit it,but turn lose as soon as mouth touch it,others would look at it and turn away ,usually it was wax worm