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FIN
03-04-2007, 12:11 PM
Anyone ever tried chum to bring in the slabs?
What were your results?
Thanks
FIN

deathb4disco
03-04-2007, 12:40 PM
Chumming works for all fish. I've never specifically chummed for crappie, but I regularly catch crappie when I chum for other species.

Bob McNally has written articles about it in Crappie World. They would sink some type of grain to draw in minnows which would attract crappie.

There was also an article in In-Fisherman about a Florida saltwater guide who chummed for bass. He would throw out a cast net and load the boat with small shad. Then he'd chum with the live shad. He called it "power chumming" and was very successful. I'd think the same technique would work on crappie, white bass, hybrids, etc.

1weezer
03-04-2007, 06:47 PM
I have chummed for crappie using wax worms several times. And it works. In 2002 during the crappieusa classic at Pickwick, the fishing was very hard due to the hurricane that was going on. There were only around 12 or 13 teams that even weighed in a limit on both days. I found a tree top that had fish on it but could not get them to bite. I fixed up a plastic jar and put around 500 wax worms in it and let it down to the bottom of the tree top. They started floating out of the jar and in less than a minute, we were catching fish and ended up placing 5th in the Classic.
One of the sponsors of crappie.com is the wax worm company that I got my wax worms from. Grubco out of Hammilton OH. The number there is 1-800-222-3563.

caseydrew
03-05-2007, 12:15 AM
I have chummed for crappie using wax worms several times. And it works. In 2002 during the crappieusa classic at Pickwick, the fishing was very hard due to the hurricane that was going on. There were only around 12 or 13 teams that even weighed in a limit on both days. I found a tree top that had fish on it but could not get them to bite. I fixed up a plastic jar and put around 500 wax worms in it and let it down to the bottom of the tree top. They started floating out of the jar and in less than a minute, we were catching fish and ended up placing 5th in the Classic.
One of the sponsors of crappie.com is the wax worm company that I got my wax worms from. Grubco out of Hammilton OH. The number there is 1-800-222-3563.

Never thought of trying that. Makes good sense though.

cnorf
03-05-2007, 12:24 AM
I have a pontoon docked and have cedar trees under it. I hang cans of dogfood on s hooks down around them. The kids really have a time as this brings in the fish within 24 hours....

DemolitionMan
03-05-2007, 12:50 AM
I think I'll try floating catfish food ground in a blender...Beware, make sure you wife/girlfriend is at Wallyworld when blending the food....Or buy you one at a yardsale....lol....DemoMan

kyron4
03-05-2007, 07:03 PM
I run shad in a blender and mix two cups shad with one cup dry oat meal (not instant). I use this to chum for cats but it brings all kinds of fish in.:cool:

CrappieHusker
03-05-2007, 07:28 PM
I use a hula hoop tied to our dock. Throw in dry catfish or panfish/bass food. If the waves are not too bad they stay in a long time, some swell and eventually sink, but the bluegill and green sunfish are really attracted.

willfish4food
03-05-2007, 08:10 PM
I read some where that you could sink a bag of corn meal to chum for crappie.

Rookie12
03-05-2007, 08:15 PM
I've never seen him do it, but my great uncle who fishes High rock and limits out about every time he goes sinkcs brush and pours rice in the water when he sinks it? who knows. What about the minnows in a jar thing? Anybody ever done that and does it work? Thanks!

TwainGang
03-05-2007, 08:20 PM
I've chummed with some magical mystery dust I make myself- give the idea from someone on this board. I keep forgetting the magical words to say when throwing it out in the water though. It is an old-timers trick using something almost everyone keeps in their kitchen and usually throws away. I've been sworn to secrecy though- but it isn't a "food" for the fish per-se.

CrappieHusker
03-06-2007, 02:38 PM
Sounds like them trained minners I had last year. Let em out in the morning, they herd in the slabs, then hide in the brush I have down there and I feedem again..forgot to feed them all winter, guess I need to go out and train some more.:D

savedbygrace55
04-07-2015, 02:10 PM
My Magical dust is crushed egg shells....drive the bait fish crazy.

deathb4disco
04-07-2015, 02:17 PM
This is an eight-year-old thread. That's almost the record.

fishervet
04-07-2015, 03:29 PM
This is an eight-year-old thread. That's almost the record.I feel .....almost.....sentimental:)

NIMROD
04-07-2015, 04:54 PM
Chumming can work but best for Catfish.

scrat
04-07-2015, 08:49 PM
Chumming works on all fish but check laws to make sure it is legal in your state. I don't think it is legal in my state.:dono I have also heard of people hanging roadkill in a tree or bush over the water. After the flies lay their eggs and the maggots start to fall it's a natural smorgasbord for the fish and the fisherman.

DockShootinJack
04-07-2015, 08:55 PM
As long as you don't get down wind.