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Offline SALMONEMIA

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Nightime crappy jigging
« on: Feb 17, 2019, 11:20 AM »
Thinking about going out tonight I don't have much experience doing this at night time but with the snow squall in the Moon being almost full I thought it would be a good night and it's not going to be that cold out anybody have any tips suggestions?
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Re: Nightime crappy jigging
« Reply #1 on: Feb 17, 2019, 11:39 AM »
I do far better at night inshore on shallower flats and bowls vs. the deeper holes or channels Iíd target in daylight. Glow jigs work better for me. Where Iíd normally fish them in 20-30ish feet in day Iíll go down to 10 or less at night. Bait has never been needed at night either and Iíve been able to use bigger lures
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Re: Nightime crappy jigging
« Reply #2 on: Feb 17, 2019, 01:39 PM »
Been wanting to go out after work and fish into the night for crappie for a while. I'll have to keep in mind to fish a bit shallower although the pond I fish for crappie is only 17ft at the deepest and I do good around there I might fish a bit shallower now.

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Re: Nightime crappy jigging
« Reply #3 on: Feb 17, 2019, 03:13 PM »
Glow jigs and charge them often with a uv light. Have a second rod set up with something that makes some noise.
Just add water.

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Re: Nightime crappy jigging
« Reply #4 on: Feb 17, 2019, 03:16 PM »
Go get em, I'm going to use the front to look for whites in the morning.
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Re: Nightime crappy jigging
« Reply #5 on: Feb 17, 2019, 04:50 PM »
Thanks will.report back going solo. Concord anyone else around let me know
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Re: Nightime crappy jigging
« Reply #6 on: Feb 17, 2019, 07:02 PM »
I do far better at night inshore on shallower flats and bowls vs. the deeper holes or channels Iíd target in daylight. Glow jigs work better for me. Where Iíd normally fish them in 20-30ish feet in day Iíll go down to 10 or less at night. Bait has never been needed at night either and Iíve been able to use bigger lures

Agreed, I get whites the same way at night.

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Re: Nightime crappy jigging
« Reply #7 on: Feb 17, 2019, 08:01 PM »
My go to for nite time crappie is PK Predator red dot glow ó Good luck it should be a great nite for it
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Re: Nightime crappy jigging
« Reply #8 on: Feb 17, 2019, 09:38 PM »
They go shallower at night in front of a creek on the edge of weeds.

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Re: Nightime crappy jigging
« Reply #9 on: Feb 17, 2019, 10:05 PM »
Thanks for everyone's input.  Got only 6 and one gill. Was using a Bobby Garland mo glo jig and a forage minnow with a rattle inside.  Rattle jig was most productive.  Deepest was 10ft and that seemed to be the most productive. Fish were not aggressive but did get a few to bite. Fish finder worked great. No clutter from plankton.



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Re: Nightime crappy jigging
« Reply #10 on: Feb 18, 2019, 04:44 AM »
Looks like a fun evening! :)
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Re: Nightime crappy jigging
« Reply #11 on: Feb 18, 2019, 06:19 AM »
 ;)
Just add water.

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Re: Nightime crappy jigging
« Reply #12 on: Feb 18, 2019, 06:27 AM »
Thanks for everyone's input.  Got only 6 and one gill. Was using a Bobby Garland mo glo jig and a forage minnow with a rattle inside.  Rattle jig was most productive.  Deepest was 10ft and that seemed to be the most productive. Fish were not aggressive but did get a few to bite. Fish finder worked great. No clutter from plankton.




Nice work
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Re: Nightime crappy jigging
« Reply #13 on: Feb 18, 2019, 08:09 AM »
Good stuff salmonemia, love fishing at night. And like poolguy said... red dot glow predator is deadly on those night time slabs.

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Re: Nightime crappy jigging
« Reply #14 on: Feb 18, 2019, 08:55 AM »
Good stuff salmonemia, love fishing at night. And like poolguy said... red dot glow predator is deadly on those night time slabs.
Gonna do that next. I have a few
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Re: Nightime crappy jigging
« Reply #15 on: Feb 18, 2019, 10:22 AM »
Good stuff salmonemia, love fishing at night. And like poolguy said... red dot glow predator is deadly on those night time slabs.

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Re: Nightime crappy jigging
« Reply #16 on: Feb 19, 2019, 10:28 AM »
I'm panning a trip up to Moultonborough next weekend, and will be doing some night fishing with my submersible LED light setup.

Before anyone chimes in about the legality of using fishing lights, I did check SPECIFICALLY for the type I will be using, and Lt. Murphy of the NH F&G stated that are OK to use.

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Re: Nightime crappy jigging
« Reply #17 on: Feb 19, 2019, 12:31 PM »
Before anyone chimes in about the legality of using fishing lights

I would like to chime in & wish you good luck.....(and thx for calling to clarify the law for the rest of us...)

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Re: Nightime crappy jigging
« Reply #18 on: Feb 19, 2019, 12:33 PM »
Thanks for everyone's input.  Got only 6 and one gill. Was using a Bobby Garland mo glo jig and a forage minnow with a rattle inside.  Rattle jig was most productive.  Deepest was 10ft and that seemed to be the most productive. Fish were not aggressive but did get a few to bite. Fish finder worked great. No clutter from plankton.

Nice work!  I might try later in the season when we get some mild nights.  :D

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Re: Nightime crappy jigging
« Reply #19 on: Feb 19, 2019, 12:49 PM »
Glow jigs and charge them often with a uv light. Have a second rod set up with something that makes some noise.
just bought a uv glow charger hoping it keeps them charged longer
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Re: Nightime crappy jigging
« Reply #20 on: Feb 19, 2019, 02:21 PM »
They do work!
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Re: Nightime crappy jigging
« Reply #21 on: Feb 19, 2019, 05:01 PM »
just bought a uv glow charger hoping it keeps them charged longer

They work and you will like it. Fish will like it even more. Good luck Wayne. I have a blast jigging at night. Dont lose sight of that noise maker.
Just add water.

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Re: Nightime crappy jigging
« Reply #22 on: Feb 19, 2019, 06:59 PM »
thanks yes will do gonna use pk's and a forage minnow with a rattle inside
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Re: Nightime crappy jigging
« Reply #23 on: Feb 20, 2019, 03:32 AM »
just bought a uv glow charger hoping it keeps them charged longer

 Iíve seen guys use them on the Vexilars it double as a rod holder...I donít fish enough at night but if I did Iíd buy one
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Re: Nightime crappy jigging
« Reply #24 on: Feb 20, 2019, 07:53 AM »

They work and you will like it. Fish will like it even more. Good luck Wayne. I have a blast jigging at night. Dont lose sight of that noise maker.
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Will a propane lantern work to charge the glow jigs as well?

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Re: Nightime crappy jigging
« Reply #25 on: Feb 20, 2019, 08:23 AM »
Yes it will just wonít last as long or be as bright
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Re: Nightime crappy jigging
« Reply #26 on: Feb 20, 2019, 01:55 PM »
Yes it will just wonít last as long or be as bright

This. It wont last long at all and will never be as bright as the UV. better than nothing but not even comparable in my opinion.
Just add water.

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Re: Nightime crappy jigging
« Reply #27 on: Feb 20, 2019, 02:48 PM »
There are a crap-ton of UV flashlights on Amazon for skinny money.  I paid less than a ten spot for a 395NM light that makes my jigs glow like no tomorrow.

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Re: Nightime crappy jigging
« Reply #28 on: Feb 21, 2019, 02:12 PM »
Here is a strategy question, as I havent been night fishing for them in my current spot....I have my shack in the center of a 30' basin that I pick crappies off pretty good during the day.  Will they still be there at night?  Do they move out of that basin and go shallow at night?  How shallow? 

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Re: Nightime crappy jigging
« Reply #29 on: Feb 21, 2019, 02:19 PM »
Everywhere I fish them they leave in the afternoon and head for shallow bowls and flats in 10í or less. I donít even mark a fish after pounding them all day with the flasher our deep, I move in shallow and there they are
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