Crappie poles

Discussion in 'Panfish Discussions' started by jshbuckeye, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. I am thinking of purchaseing eather the 9 or 12 ft crappie jigging poles from cabela's with reels, the little bit of crappie fishing I have done has been in the brush and other snaggy areas and was hopeing being able to drop down on top of them would help me out. I also seen some vids on shooting docks and that looks real fun i figure my ultra lites and medium lite poles will be fine for that.
  2. striperswiper

    striperswiper Catfisherman for life;)

    Well personaly i prefer about a 4'6" ultralight for crappie and in brush i like to use a 7' medium light and 20lb spiderbraid that seems to work most of the time unless i get a snag i wish u good luck:)

  3. Bassnpro1

    Bassnpro1 OSU outdoorsman

    get the 12' if you have the room on the boat to deal with it. I have a 9' and I wish I would have bought a longer one. They are fun and effective to fish with until you forget how long it is and set the hook into a tree above you.
  4. Anything over 9 ft. is ideal...I have 9..10...12 ftr's...I like the 9 and 10's they are my steelhead rods...A lot of fun to fish with and have the backbone to bring them out of the brush...Love to drift fish with them also.What ever you feel comfortable with......Jim.....
  5. Question for you anglers with 10'+ crappie rods... is a carbon composite rod a big plus? i.e. Do you put a premium on "feel" with a rod that size? I've also been using my steelhead rod for yanking slabs out of the brush, but now I'm looking at the benefits of a true light action crappie rod.
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2009
  6. misfit

    misfit MOD SQUAD

    ditto what crappie lover said.i use 8 and 10 foot steelhead rods everything including trolling and occasional casting.i need to pick up another(12 footer)to give me that little extra reach in the thick stuff 12 foot telescoping pole is just a bit "soft" for that sometimes.
  7. I have 2 that are 12' and 1 that is 8'. I do like those 12' rods and when you spread them out you can cover alot of water.