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Title: Chumming?
Post by: Jiggerdoodle on Dec 26, 2019, 04:33 AM
Was reading about chumming recently on the In fisherman site.  Does anyone chum for crappies and what do you use. 

Tried using minnow halves one year at a local lake but all I caught was catfish.
Title: Re: Chumming?
Post by: Sylvanboat on Dec 26, 2019, 07:00 AM
I have prepared a concoction of coffee grounds, salt & garlic, and frozen in an ice tray. Then drop a cube down my hole. I cannot say it definitely made a difference.
Title: Re: Chumming?
Post by: lynng on Dec 26, 2019, 07:10 AM
Be sure and check your Stateís Regs. In Maine chumming is illegal.
Title: Re: Chumming?
Post by: SKIFFLAKEJIMMY on Dec 26, 2019, 07:14 AM
Someone on this site uses fish scales. I haven't tried it yet, but it seems like a good idea.
Title: Re: Chumming?
Post by: Gills-only on Dec 26, 2019, 12:24 PM
My dad used to use oatmeal, once absorbs water sinks slowly
Title: Re: Chumming?
Post by: ice dawg on Dec 26, 2019, 01:03 PM
I have mixed baitmate with oatmeal which sinks slowly as mentioned. I really can't say it made a noticable difference. When fishing a small river I have suspended a can of puss n boots cat food which I poked full of holes fairly close to the bottom of the river. The fish oil from the cat food seems to attract crappie probably due to the current.
Title: Re: Chumming?
Post by: Unclegillhunter on Dec 27, 2019, 03:52 PM
Be sure and check your Stateís Regs. In Maine chumming is illegal.
I was going to mention this. I donít chum so I have never checked on the related regs here in Nebraska.
I have! JDL
Title: Re: Chumming?
Post by: Gunflint on Dec 27, 2019, 03:55 PM
I was going to mention this. I donít chum so I have never checked on the related regs here in Nebraska.
I have! JDL

Illegal in Minnesota too.
Title: Re: Chumming?
Post by: Agronomist_at_IA on Nov 22, 2020, 04:43 PM
I just get a small container of crappie nibbles.....throw a couple down the hole to get some scent going. Don't get the eagle claw version though.....they float. The berkley ones sink.
Title: Re: Chumming?
Post by: DR.SPECKLER on Nov 22, 2020, 04:47 PM
I dont deliberately chum but my minnows get chucked in the hole along with spikes when i change bait.