Author Topic: Newbie questions  (Read 2840 times)

Offline St. Lawrence River Guy

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Newbie questions
« on: Jan 07, 2021, 08:41 AM »
I've never targeted crappie but one of the only areas with ice in my area is known for them.

So, could I ask for some feedback to better my odds?

Best time of day (first or last light?)
jig/plastic or minnow tipped jig (like a swedish pimple)
depth (slightly stained bay with water ranging from 8-10 feet)
Do you need any special tools (underwater lights, glowsticks)
How frequently do you move?
Tips for drawing them in?


Offline Pike legend

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Re: Newbie questions
« Reply #1 on: Jan 07, 2021, 10:52 AM »
Minnow head on a hali.        Ull clean up on em.    Depths 8-15.     Mostly a day bite

Offline hardwater diehard

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Re: Newbie questions
« Reply #2 on: Jan 07, 2021, 11:47 AM »
Fishing  in the basin..mid season can be deadly .Tip downs w/minnows can be used to decoy them in and see which way the school is moving . White jigs w/pink or red plastics ...or vice versa with bait but  got to be flexible with the bait.. whole minnows ...minow heads ...waxies and spikes/maggots ..depends on what "your ' crappies prefer. On some lakes you could not give a minnow away ...other lakes the only thing that will get them is a minnow . Flexibility . Night fishing is my go to crappie the basin ..they seem to turn on right before sunset ...then a lull for an hour or more then can pick up for hours ..drill all your holes early and get your equipment ready ...lights camera action plan .
Give a man a fish he eats for a day .Teach a man to ice fish he has an obsession for a lifetime

Offline Uppervalley Kid

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Re: Newbie questions
« Reply #3 on: Jan 07, 2021, 12:18 PM »
When do you transition to from basin <---> Structure? Any differences in approach? Im predominately a trout guy but have started target crappie in the last year or so.


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