View Full Version : Best way to catch these?

04-01-2016, 09:34 PM
Crappie and Bluegill suspended in small groups about 5-8' down. I tried deep lil cranks and 1/16 jig/paddletail. Artificials only. Ty


04-01-2016, 10:40 PM
I catch a lot of fish like that on 1/64 oz trout magnets.

wannabe fisherman
04-02-2016, 04:47 AM
slip float rig and red worms work for me on something like that.

04-02-2016, 05:27 AM
I would like to stay with artificials. I would like to go with a lighter jig but is it is very windy lately. Maybe a float with a light jig/grub underneath? I make these crickets that may work? ty

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04-02-2016, 06:39 AM
Try any plastic dressed on a 1/16 oz. ball head jig, suspended under a slip float. Very flexible rig to target specific depths. The will be your friend too. :)

04-02-2016, 08:01 AM
fixed float at about 4 or 5 foot down would be what we would try ....adjust the float accordingly .....
tiny tiny feather jigs in a 1/64 number 8 hook or VERY small plastics on the same weight jig head
orange and or reddish tints maybe ? and tip with a crappie nibble .....
that would be the artificial presentation i would put down .....
but to really whack them a red wiggler on that same jig head should make them wish they wasnt there is my bet

04-02-2016, 08:17 AM
Arkie Pro Tubes Orange and chartreuse tipped with a crappie nibble

04-02-2016, 08:36 AM
Thanks I will try and let you know.

I am marinating some of those crickets in some special sause LOL

The Garmin Panoptix is rediculously good for finding them.

04-02-2016, 11:53 AM
If I were casting to them :
I'd be using a 1/32oz or 1/16oz marabou Roadrunner .... and for "windy" conditions, I may add a split-shot sinker about 8-12" up the line. I'd also likely trim the tail back to about 1/2 the original "out of the package" length (esp. if targeting Bluegills, but I do it for Crappie as well).