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matt1991
03-06-2019, 11:45 PM
when fishing for panfish crappie using live bait when cork goes under do u like t set the hook or start t reel fast some think you just pull it out of their mouth i usually do a small jerk and reel

CrappiePappy
03-07-2019, 12:09 AM
I would start reeling & then set the hook when the float is at a distance. I would set the hook & then start reeling when the float is close. It would also depend on what length rod I was using, along with the distance of the float. It's just something you'll learn with experience as to how far away is "close" or "at a distance" (and again, what length rod you're using vs that distance).

Noodle rod
03-07-2019, 12:29 AM
I set the hook, rarely use a float, sometimes the line breaks on the hookset. I try to stay in touch with the jig so I feel it is not too much force, have a good hookup percentage and am not tearing their mouths. I think the breaking is because I fail to retie after several fish teeth have weakened the last inch of line.

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INDyak
03-07-2019, 12:44 AM
I reel slowly till I can feel the fish, then more of a slight tick up to set.

funfishers
03-07-2019, 02:12 AM
I reel slowly till I can feel the fish, then more of a slight tick up to set.
I like and try to use that technique. The more subtle the hook set the better, for me at least.

Smoltz
03-07-2019, 08:55 AM
I know why your asking cause your missing fish. I had same troubles, what I do is treat it like a top water lure. Donít set the hook on the splash, wait till you feel the fish. Reel in slightly till itís taught.
When you have trouble is when crappie are on a up bite and they take the weight off. The float tips over. The fish came up and took the weight off.


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hdhntr
03-07-2019, 09:06 AM
i just raise the rod tip up and don't set the hook hard but it does take and works for me. mostly use jigs on tight line and don't have trouble with those rather than watching float go down.

sparkie51
03-07-2019, 09:13 AM
I'm on the other side. When the float starts to move off or lays down. I rip it. I use large floats. Just keep the slack out of your line.

M R Dux
03-07-2019, 10:11 AM
I honed my fishing skills in the era of "break their jaw" hooksets. I learned that such a set meant lots of lost crappie so now I just use a sweeping set on everything. When fishing with a bobber, I reel down till I feel slight pressure then sweep the rod back easy while reeling.

I had a guy on a guide trip last year who absolutely couldn't/wouldn't listen to me. We were pulling cranks and having a good day. Every time a fish pulled the rod down on his side, he would reel down then put a Roland Martin-break its jaw hookset. At the end of the trip he had personally yanked off at least 7-8 good crappie that were already hooked and either on top or coming to the top. That ends up being a reflection on my abilities to put them on fish when he relives the trip with his buddies but conveniently fails to tell of his antics with the hooksets.

deathb4disco
03-07-2019, 10:49 AM
I had a guy on a guide trip last year who absolutely couldn't/wouldn't listen to me. We were pulling cranks and having a good day. Every time a fish pulled the rod down on his side, he would reel down then put a Roland Martin-break its jaw hookset. At the end of the trip he had personally yanked off at least 7-8 good crappie that were already hooked and either on top or coming to the top. That ends up being a reflection on my abilities to put them on fish when he relives the trip with his buddies but conveniently fails to tell of his antics with the hooksets.

Some people watch too many bass fishing shows. They forget they're called "papermouth" for a reason. ;)

trypman1
03-07-2019, 11:00 AM
I just tighten the line and pick up or reel in! Works fine.

Don Fischer
03-07-2019, 11:17 AM
I'm really new to this but hear the don't set the hook on other fish too. The crappie I caught I did set the hook but I also like a very light ultra light spinning rod when I need to use a spinning rod. I suspect to much set the hook might be counter productive, paper thin mouth on them.

SKs Crappie Catching Adventures
03-07-2019, 03:49 PM
I know tight lining is different than using a cork but with all techniques I use for crappie except long lining I POP my stickle hook in'em and almost all of the time the sickle is in the roof of their mouth..... You know that boney part that is hard to get the jig out of......:yikes

So you want proof? Well here it is....


https://youtu.be/OXvELkbCeh0

Ketchn
03-07-2019, 04:16 PM
Live bait is a strange thing , sometimes live bait isn't all the way in the intended victims mouth ....its a fine line on live bait in my opinion. With Jigs I RIP as hard as humanly possible on the hookset and reel fast as heck ....anything less I lose fish .

matt1991
03-07-2019, 04:23 PM
I honed my fishing skills in the era of "break their jaw" hooksets. I learned that such a set meant lots of lost crappie so now I just use a sweeping set on everything. When fishing with a bobber, I reel down till I feel slight pressure then sweep the rod back easy while reeling.

I had a guy on a guide trip last year who absolutely couldn't/wouldn't listen to me. We were pulling cranks and having a good day. Every time a fish pulled the rod down on his side, he would reel down then put a Roland Martin-break its jaw hookset. At the end of the trip he had personally yanked off at least 7-8 good crappie that were already hooked and either on top or coming to the top. That ends up being a reflection on my abilities to put them on fish when he relives the trip with his buddies but conveniently fails to tell of his antics with the hooksets.

well thats just scummy people at leats all the others you have taken out have positive things to say

also who the heck tries to hard hook set a crappie on a crank bait lolz they hook themselves on a moving crank bait

i guess people wana look cool doing some hard hook set iv seen many people losing fish too with one i like a small jerk but was curious if there is a tried and true method to panfish

Atimm693
03-07-2019, 07:38 PM
I'll admit that sometimes I get a little excited and get a little rowdy with hooksets, sometimes right into the tree branch that "bit" my jig.

You can get a little more aggressive with a float, since the float is going to be working against you, the line is not going to be perfectly straight between the rod and the fish.

catchNgrease
03-07-2019, 09:53 PM
With fish that are walking with it I try to go against the way the fish are running with a sweep motion. Corks that lay over or sink I use a hook set motion that has been described as simply closing the bend of your elbow. Too many fish start "lift biting" and I adjust depth a few inches. With 30 ft of line and soft tips of crappie rods I would figure it would be tuff to rip through the lip especially if they are stuck in the roof of the mouth.

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DHC
03-07-2019, 10:22 PM
With a float, itís just a sweeping hookset for me like mrdux said. Spider rigging on the other hand I try to cross their eyes.

Catfish Tony
03-08-2019, 12:05 AM
Depends on how the bite is. If it walking the bobber then a sweep in the opposite direction works. Slow take down means I set the hook softly by pulling up. Hard fast takedown means hard hookset.

BAMA S
03-08-2019, 01:54 AM
:fish both

skeetbum
03-08-2019, 07:27 AM
My hookset is done from the wrist and stops when there is just a little resistance. The hooks we use are fine and very sharp and crappie mouths are tender so it doesnít take much to get it done and I miss very few. Tearing loose during the fight from too much pressure is more my problem when I try to direct them away from stuff.

chaunc
03-08-2019, 09:50 AM
Iím an eye crosser. Very rarely do I hook a fish in the lip. Got myself a toothpick hook remover so I can get the hook out of their roof of their mouth easier. As SK says, BAM.

Cane Pole
03-08-2019, 10:04 AM
I don't care how the are hooked and long as I get in the boat, but I stick 'em.

Ketchn
03-09-2019, 06:55 AM
AND its only fun if I can bend my rod double and hear my drag give a little when I drive it in em …..
and as my buds will tell ya even double good fun if my feet get some air under em at the same time .....rotfl

ad1974
03-09-2019, 09:10 AM
Yep I'm with Chaunc,gotta drop that hammer on them!lol...I would probably have a real hard time changing my hookset at this point even if I wanted to,its pretty much become a reaction when I feel them.They seemed hooked up pretty good and Im not losing many so I don't see any issues with the firm hookset.

Dollfly
03-09-2019, 10:22 AM
Wrist snap and constant pressure for me. Works just fine.