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Thread: How do crappie manage to get hooked in the bottom of there mouth

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    Default How do crappie manage to get hooked in the bottom of there mouth

    Over the years I have caught a dozen or so crappie hooked in the bottom jaw. It stands out seeing the jig upside down in the fishes mouth. I had one yesterday. Hooked deep in the center of the bottom jaw. Almost like it chased the jig down as it fell and hit it from above. It was one good thump. I remember thinking it was a good fish when it hit because it jolted the rod pretty good. It ended up being a skinny 10" fish.
    :I would like to thank the builders of docks for giving me a place to fish and lose tackle

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    those of us that pitch baits frequently into suspended fish ketch a few of those in that fashion .
    on the days the bite is pretty hot around 1 or 2 end up hooked in the lower jaw area for me .
    if you ever get clear enough water and its a bite you can actually watch ,we have a spot like that here .
    the way they strike the bait is a strange kinda roll thing on the take .
    sum kawl me tha outlaw ketchn whales

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    those of us that pitch baits frequently into suspended fish ketch a few of those in that fashion .
    on the days the bite is pretty hot around 1 or 2 end up hooked in the lower jaw area for me .
    if you ever get clear enough water and its a bite you can actually watch ,we have a spot like that here .
    the way they strike the bait is a strange kinda roll thing on the take .
    sum kawl me tha outlaw ketchn whales

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    I've caught many of them in the lower jaw. Figured it was the approach angle from fish possible coming down to get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperDave336 View Post
    I've caught many of them in the lower jaw. Figured it was the approach angle from fish possible coming down to get it.
    I had always heard crappie move up to take a bait
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ketchn View Post
    those of us that pitch baits frequently into suspended fish ketch a few of those in that fashion .
    on the days the bite is pretty hot around 1 or 2 end up hooked in the lower jaw area for me .
    if you ever get clear enough water and its a bite you can actually watch ,we have a spot like that here .
    the way they strike the bait is a strange kinda roll thing on the take .
    A man could test this out if he was real quick at the aquarium in the Bass Pro shops. That would be some fun times for a minute
    :I would like to thank the builders of docks for giving me a place to fish and lose tackle
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    Could be they're doing a roll swipe at the jig, or it could be for the same reason why a jig gets hung on a branch ... the weight of the hook wants to turn the jig upside down when the lead head weight is temporarily negated by resting on the branch. The fish sucks in the jig and the jig "falls over" inside the fish's mouth before you set the hook.

    I haven't had many lower lip hooked fish when using a jig, but have hooked them "everywhere" inside their mouths when using a regular hook/minnow rig. (lips, gills, tongue, etc.)

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    Just my theory but when they inhale the bait they suck in alot of water too and I think the turbulence of that can sometimes give the bait a jolt and it'll flip over. I caught one just Saturday like that.
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    This one hit it like a hammer. Most of the other fish caught that day was just a heavy sensation on the line.
    :I would like to thank the builders of docks for giving me a place to fish and lose tackle

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenEYESfromOHIO View Post
    Just my theory but when they inhale the bait they suck in alot of water too and I think the turbulence of that can sometimes give the bait a jolt and it'll flip over. I caught one just Saturday like that.
    I think this is the most logical answer to the question.

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