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Phishermanjohn
02-11-2007, 09:37 PM
Hi All,

I am relatively new to crappie fishing. I am a bass and cat man, but i really want to learn slab seeking. first, I would like rod, reel, line, tackle, lure reccomendations. Probably will not be using a spider set up, but i will consider buying some clamps to hold rods. How many rods should i use? Etc..

jlaughlin72
02-11-2007, 10:52 PM
Hi All,

I would like rod, reel, line, tackle, lure reccomendations. Probably will not be using a spider set up, but i will consider buying some clamps to hold rods. How many rods should i use? Etc..
Welcome to the boards. If you would, check out this thread about putting your location on your profile.
http://www.crappie.com/gr8vb3/showthread.php?t=32835
There are people from all over and if we know where your from, some of the local guys/gals will chime in and help you out on lakes in your area and how to fish them. As for line, rod, reel, and lures. The choices are unlimited.
In My oppinion, the graphite rods are the lightest and most sensitive, sometimes the longer the better. Reels, your preference. Line, most use a 4 or 6 pound test. It lets the jig move more freely. Lures/bait: unlimited choices, depends on where you are fishing, water clarity, and such. Some use hair jigs, feather jigs, maribou jigs, solid body plastics, and hollow tube jigs, some use the bait pump to inject their hollow tubes with crappie nibbles, http://thebaitpump.com
Some use regular flathead minnows, rosey red minnows, and some shinners.

And how many poles? that kinda depends on what style you are fishing. Don't knock the spider rigging thing yet, this may be the best way to fish the lakes near you.

Here are a couple of links that may contain some information that will help you
http://www.gameandfishmag.com/fishing/crappies-panfish-fishing/RA_0406_05/index1.html.
http://www.crappie.com/gr8vb3/showthread.php?t=25941&highlight=fishin_magician

Phishermanjohn
02-11-2007, 11:22 PM
I am really intrigued by the long poles used and the spider rigging concepts.

crappieken
02-11-2007, 11:53 PM
PJ - Just a reminder - if you are spider rigging (trolling) Illinois waters you can only be using three poles with no more than two hooks per pole per person in the boat.

GRIZZ
02-12-2007, 01:20 AM
Welcome to crappie.com. Use the search for topics your interested in and you'll find reading about everything there is about crappies. You could read for a month here and not scratch the surface of whats here, but if you have certain topics you want to learn, you wont have trouble finding reams of discussion on them.

DENNIS BOWERS
02-12-2007, 08:05 AM
Welcome Aboard!!

skiptomylu
02-12-2007, 08:16 AM
8958 From Toledo Bend Texas!

Darryl Morris
02-12-2007, 08:37 AM
Here's a link to my articles on my website. There are few there that might be helpful to you starting out crappie fishing -- http://www.familyfishingtrips.com/News.htm

gabowman
02-12-2007, 09:33 AM
Welcome to the boards Phishermanjohn. There's alot of seasoned crappie fishermen here that are more than willing to share some tips and secrets that will greatly increase your catches. Post away and learn all you can between fishing trips. Oh yea, post some pics as you go too. We likes 'em! :D