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    My advice, keep it simple. Just starting out does not require you to break the bank to catch crappie. I still know plenty of guys that skull a 14' jon boat around with a fiberglass pole and they are still catching crappie. No electronics, no trolling motor, just out fishing and enjoying the day. Obtain the better things of fishing as you can. Most folks that have all the "fancy" stuff, it took them years to acquire that.

    If nothing else, start off with a good pole/poles, depending on what type of fishing you are going to do. Buy a few quality baits (your choice) and get started. You can add to your arsenal as money allows (it does get expensive). If money is not a problem, call me, I'll be glad to help you spend it, errr, give you some ideas!! LOL

    Join a local crappie club. Even if you don't fish, go to the weigh ins and mingle with the fishermen in that tournament. Those guys in that tournament will gladly share information. And those that you view as "Pros", they can be beat on any given day. Get in there and fish with them. On the water experience with seasoned anglers is extremely valueable.

    Become intimate with your home lake. Know every nook and cranny of it. I don't care how good you are, how many tournaments you fish,or how many fish you have caught in your life, it is difficult to pull up to a lake you have never seen and just catch fish. The more you know about a body of water, the quicker the time you will start catching fish. Get your information any way you can. The internet is full of information.

    Find a partner!! It will cut your expenses down if the 2 of you share and it will shorten your learning curve (two heads are better than one!). Sometimes your partner will pick up on the particulars of a bite before you do.

    And last, but not least, never quit learning. I've been fishing for 45 years and I am learning new things all the time!

    If I can help, let me know!! I'd be glad to help!

    arkcrappie, please PM me (Slab) your mailing address and shirt size and you'll receive your runner up prize package of goodies and Bobby Garland goodies. Thank you Driftmaster and Bobby Garland for your ongoing support of sponsors and members are the best.

    This article is part of a series of articles, which were submitted to a "Best Fishing Advice" contest. You can see more "Best Fishing Advice" information here:

    This article was originally published in forum thread: Driftmaster Best Advice Contest #1522- Ends end of Aug, 2015 - win 8 Crappie Stalkers started by Slab View original post
    Comments 11 Comments
    1. crappie4me2's Avatar
      crappie4me2 -
      Great advise buddy & nice mess of crappie. Congrats
    1. elkhunter's Avatar
      elkhunter -
      Good post, thank you
    1. brucec's Avatar
      brucec -
      Great advice. Thanks.
    1. Billbob's Avatar
      Billbob -
      good read
    1. brucec's Avatar
      brucec -
      sorry double post, please remove
    1. scrat's Avatar
      scrat -
      Wow! Nice tail gate full of crappie. Thanks for sharing the fishing advice.
    1. Speckanator's Avatar
      Speckanator -
      lot of good info
    1. chaunc's Avatar
      chaunc -
      Solid info
    1. SlabSlider's Avatar
      SlabSlider -
    1. "D"'s Avatar
      "D" -
      Great advice, thanks.
    1. STUMP HUNTER's Avatar
      Good advice!!!
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