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    I see a bunch of really expensive electronic tools these days . They are really cool and to be sure have improved some peoples ketch rates .
    In the right hands some of the better equipment seems to generate wins in pro circuit crappie tournaments as well .
    Some of the electronics are just hypnotizing to watch operate . They remind me of being stuck to a video game and cant look away . Even spot lock trolling motors and the robot like movements and that there self deploy option , along with so many other gadgets it boggles my mind .
    touch screens and color options and the sky is almost the limit , i love the touch this screen on the console on a spot on the screen and watch the trolling motor self deploy and run right to the spot like a bird dog .
    but ......is it all really needed to load up the ice chest right quickly is the question ?
    to be sure ...NOPE
    we hit the water for 2 hours at a spot we have never crappie fished before . ran straight to it on a tip from a catfish person . he said he snagged a big crappie in the gill plate while he was fishing for catfish with stink bait !
    i was told this by the boat operator and said to myself .....hmmmmm
    i looked the spot over from the shore across the lake and said you know what mister boat operator , that there indention in the shore is a natural location for shad to hole up in when it gets cold . north and south wind protected with a bunch of nice warm boulders all along the shore . might be a good cold water spot , lets make the run over there before we try other spots .
    The birds were working the area off shore a bit and we rolled up in his old stick steer canoe looking boat and dropped the HAND operated old trolling motor and turned on the hummingbird PIRAHNA hd graph and before we got to the shore line POP corn all across the bottom in piles ! ! !
    I said WOAH mister STOP the boat and WATCH this action !
    straight to the bottom ,pick it up 6 inches , hold it still and ....THUMP !
    we just flat whacked them poor puppies i tell ya .
    had one slab straighten my hook on the surface and had one break me off down deep and just hurt them crappie fish something right quickly and quite well .
    the fish were in 14 to 17 foot of water right off a steep boulder strewn bank on the flat area right off the rocks . they were tight to the bottom on NO cover and piled up . the water temp. was 53 and they seemed to like a shad colored bait best on a pink or red headed jig . they were not bashful and would bash the bait like they had a hammer in their lil fishy hands .and ...
    i want to apologize for lowering the lake level for the next boat out there .....
    good stuff for sure ...
    KABOOM is the word yawl on the ballcap under the 2 jackets with hoods up i was wearing btw
    p.s. at 31 degrees on a monday at 8 am right after a holiday there wasnt a single soul out there when we got there or left, go figure
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    Good stuff and good read on the area. KABOOM!
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    I agree. I can't imagine whats next.
    Question Ketchn, and I'm not trying to steal a thread here. But will this livescope stuff put an end to spider-rigging and pushing jigs and such?
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    Good job fella High End Electronics

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    Nice haul!
    I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.
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    My question would be would you have tried that spot with out prior information? If not then how would you find that spot without some good electronics if at all. Very nice catch by the way wish our Crappies up here would be that size consistently.
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    We have an instant gratification Society, gone are the days of spending a lifetime of garnering information and knowledge to figure out species, patterns, and techniques.
    But I'm all about Technology...with my Knowledge I can use Technology on foreign lakes and have a successful trip.
    Being an older parent and having a younger son I have been introduced to Automotive, Daily, Home, and work Technology, that is amazing if used correctly...and with my knowledge!
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    Goodie. I lost interest in freezing my butt several years ago.
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    Don't need fancy electronics when someone tells you where there at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jay the baptist View Post
    But will this livescope stuff put an end to spider-rigging and pushing jigs and such?
    Jay ... it hasn't around here, with the people I know that have Livescope. And me personally, while I don't Spider Rig, I do Push jigs/cranks and cast to areas with & without visible cover ... and I will still be using Livescope to help me find or avoid cover, as the case may be. It (Livescope) hasn't replaced the methods I use to catch Crappie, but enhances those methods ... by showing me the fish's reactions to my baits & presentations, quickly letting me know if there are fish in the area I'm fishing, and helping me find new cover spots in the process of moving from spot to spot through an area.

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