Author Topic: DEADSTICKING FOR CRAPPIE  (Read 1978 times)

Offline PikeFisherman325

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DEADSTICKING FOR CRAPPIE
« on: Dec 29, 2015, 09:59 AM »
I was wondering what you guys use for deadsticking. Do any of you use plastics? Minnows? :-\

Offline FraBilKil

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Re: DEADSTICKING FOR CRAPPIE
« Reply #1 on: Dec 29, 2015, 10:56 AM »
I've had some luck using minnows fished on a Custom Jigs & Spins 'Demon' in Pink/Glo Brite.  This is fished under a Jason Mitchell 28" Meat Stick Combo dead stick style.  I keep it above the depth of fish seen on my Marcum.  Best of luck.

Offline mukluk

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Re: DEADSTICKING FOR CRAPPIE
« Reply #2 on: Dec 29, 2015, 11:05 AM »
Live minnows for me. Usually under a small jig. Used a small slender spoon the other night and it was the only pole I caught anything on.

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Re: DEADSTICKING FOR CRAPPIE
« Reply #3 on: Dec 29, 2015, 02:10 PM »
thanks guys I will try these!  ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

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Re: DEADSTICKING FOR CRAPPIE
« Reply #4 on: Dec 29, 2015, 02:14 PM »
Jig and a tail hooked minnow ...EZPZ
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Re: DEADSTICKING FOR CRAPPIE
« Reply #5 on: Dec 30, 2015, 09:49 AM »
Drop shot rig with a fathead hooked behind the dorsal.

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Re: DEADSTICKING FOR CRAPPIE
« Reply #6 on: Dec 31, 2015, 07:25 AM »
Have caught plenty of crappie on a Fiska jig and whip plastic dead sticking it. While jigging another hole or when its time to eat or drink something and just set the pole down on the ice.
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Re: DEADSTICKING FOR CRAPPIE
« Reply #7 on: Dec 31, 2015, 07:33 AM »
I always have two holes drilled and leave a deadstick in one and jig in the other..
I like a very small curly tail jig with a hot pink head and white tail tipped with a couple spikes...
Jig a Hali next to it bouncing off the bottom.... ;)
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Re: DEADSTICKING FOR CRAPPIE
« Reply #8 on: Jan 01, 2016, 05:57 PM »
I always use minnows. I just use a plain 14 treble hook with a weight about a foot to 18" above the minnow. I usually deadstick with two rods while I jig in the middle of the two. I set one about a foot off the bottom and the other a couple of feet off and then adjust to the marks i see on my vex.

Offline Yamatime

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Re: DEADSTICKING FOR CRAPPIE
« Reply #9 on: Jan 04, 2016, 01:50 PM »
You fish with 3 rods? Ehhhhhh

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Re: DEADSTICKING FOR CRAPPIE
« Reply #10 on: Jan 04, 2016, 02:12 PM »
You fish with 3 rods? Ehhhhhh

This is how we set up my pop up shanty when we go out. We each have two deadsticks and and jig the middle.


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Re: DEADSTICKING FOR CRAPPIE
« Reply #11 on: Jan 05, 2016, 11:17 PM »
Usually plastics gets them fusssy fish for me while deadsticking.

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Re: DEADSTICKING FOR CRAPPIE
« Reply #12 on: Jan 06, 2016, 05:56 PM »
A minnow on a #8 gamakatsu octopus hook, #3/0 splitshot, and either tightline it with a noodle rod or use a slip bobber.

I usually put my deadstick on the right, flasher in the middle, and jig in front of me.. Sort of a triangle. That way i can watch the minnow as well as my jig. Quite often i will see a fish stare at the deadstick for a while without eating it and as soon as i jig the deadstick they grab it.

 



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