I am reading up today trying to diversify my crappie techniques and came across this rig in my reading. Is anyone familiar with these rigs and has anyone been successful trolling for crappie around here? I do a majoriy of my crappie fishing at Paint Creek and Caesar's Creek........
Yep. They work everywhere using a pushing technique at .2-.3 MPH. They're basically a 2 hook rig with a center in-line double wrapped sinker. Top hook or jig should be 6-12" leader and the bottom one about the same from the sinker. Distance between the hooks depends on the leader length you choose. You want the bottom one far enough away from the top one so they don't tangle. For example, 6" leader on the top one means 8-18" to the sinker and 6-8" to the second hook. Lots of other two hook rigs work as well. Use minnows, tubes, your choice as lures.
Yeah slow trolling minnows on this or similar rigs will put a ton of fish in the boat.
Sometimes a jig or roadrunner or swimbait on the bottom will get more or bigger fish.
If you are really interested in this type of fishing read all about spider rigging and get the right rods and rod holders. This is a must technique for all crappie pros and works in every lake. If you don't want to go all in just tie up a rig or two and slowly troll it around creek channel drops and points and you will be happy you did.