Crappie Fishing Mistakes How To Avoid Them

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by fleagle, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. Every crappie fisherman has had his good and bad days. The trick is to avoid the common mistakes all crappie fisherman make so you can always increase your chances of a good catch. Lets face it , to most us our fishing time is precious .Most of us work full time jobs and when we go fishing it is our release on the constant stresses of life. I did some extensive research about crappie fishing and came up with the following common crappie fishing mistakes.

    Fishing For Crappie Mistake #1 Patience Doesn’t “Pay” With Crappie We have all heard people say that patience pays when fishing. Unfortunately that is not correct when fishing for crappie. Crappie are a schooling fish and it is important to find these schools. So when your fishing for crappie it is very important to be on the move constantly to find the crappie schools.

    Mistake when fishing for crappie #2 Casting Un-sharpened Hooks!
    Have you ever set the hook and thought you had your crappie on for sure? The problem isn’t your fishing technique it probably is your hooks. It is important to replace your hooks about every 4th bite or spend a few moments to sharpen your hook. You would be shocked to find out how much difference a sharpened hook makes. The best way to sharpen hooks is with a flat file first filing the outside of the hook point. Next you will need a double edged hook sharpen file that sharpens both sides of the point.

    Fishing For Crappie Mistake #3 Not Using a topographical map
    I am sure when you go any where on vacation you do some preplanning with either road maps , map quest or a trip ticket. Well It is the same when planning a fishing trip. If you have a map of the water you are going to fish you can identify channel and brush and shallow areas of the water you are going to fish. This simple step can make or break a fishing trip. It amazes me how many fisherman never do this simple step. You can pick one of these maps for 3 or bucks at any bait shop in the area you are going to fish.

    Mistake when fishing for crappie #4 Stopping the boat when trolling
    It is best to have 2 people along when trolling for crappie. If you have multiple poles in the water when you get a fish on you want to keep as many poles trolling as you can. If you stop the boat you loose the correct depth where the fish are and you have to go through the setup all over again. With a second person , one person can keep driving the boat while the other person re-baits the poles. You would be surprised how may people make this mistake when trolling.

    Error when fishing for crappie #5 Getting to close to the fish.
    The first instinct is to get as close to the crappie as you can. But that is a big mistake. What happens is your boat makes a wake and can spook the fish if you get to close. The best thing to do is get a long cane pole or telescoping rod so you can reach out about 10 or 15 feet into the brush area you want to fish. It is a major mistake to get to close to the fish.
  2. cantsleep

    cantsleep 3rd shift blues

    I'm wondering if fleagle is a bot.:mad:

  3. SwollenGoat

    SwollenGoat Scourge of Hoover

    Go peddle your snake oil somewhere else Fleagle. :rolleyes:
    Nobody here is buying.
  4. littleking

    littleking Crossing Lines LIKE A PRO

    LOL every 4th bite, tie a new hook on! I KNEW IT!
  5. ...Every fourth bite tie a new hook....Guess i'll be doing more tying than fishing....and if I sharpen be the same...
    :confused: GOOD FISHING GUYS
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  6. I was looking at some old bookmarked sites and I came across First article was written by a guy named Fleagle. Could it be??
  7. Columbusslim31

    Columbusslim31 Student of Finjitsu

    Who trolls for crappie???
  8. Anyone using a spider rig, it's a very productive way to catch them in deeper water, as you can cover the entire water column, until you figure out what depth they are at.
  9. Shaun Frame

    Shaun Frame Hoover Speck Remover

    One and the same PK; Brother Fleagle keeps popping up all over the Net like one of those "bobber with a Brain" things he sells ($5 each, BUT...if you order 5 by this Sunday you can get 'em for the low, low, price of just $20,... and best of all.....shipping is FREE)

    Eaglesnestmarketing seems to be the top of the pyramid, but there are more multi-level marketing layers than you can shake a 12 foot "buck jigger pole" at.

    The Fleagmeister posted another real helpful thread just last week. Old school Zen master crappie secret stuff

    He's sort of like Mr. Haney, Ron "Ronco" Popeil, Smilin "Enzyte" Bob, and Mary Kay all rolled into one, with a little Jimmy Swaggert mixed in for good measure.

    He apparently has paid off by becoming a sponsor. I thought the Admin's there more integrity, but everything has a price I guess.

    One of Brother Fleagles "bait" posts over there asked members to post any questions they had. I posted:

    Q: "What's the difference between a Lamprey and a net spammer making money from the less knowledgeable?

    A: "One is a bottom dwelling, opportunistic, blood sucking aquatic parasite.........the other one is a fish"

    They must be having website problems. I haven't been able post there since. ;)
  10. Columbusslim31

    Columbusslim31 Student of Finjitsu

    I remember seeing a show on trolling for smallmouth (spoon plugging), and that kinda blew my mind. This takes the cake. I guess you learn something new everyday. I guess size has no bearing in regards to trolling. When I get a boat I'm gonna troll for bluegills and shad.:p

    Seriously just goes to show how much I know about trolling...