Crappie live bait :Learn Crappie Minnow Rigging Secrets Here!
It is very important to offer your crappie live bait presentation in just the right way so as to make the crappie get excited about hitting minnow bait presentation. It is also just as important to hook your crappie minnow correctly. The Minnow needs to be hooked so it swims freely while attached to the hook. Remember, you are trying to imitate a wounded minnow so a crappie will think it is an easy meal. I want to address an excellent method of making a crappie minnow rig that is very successful. I also would like to introduce you to a little used crappie jigging technique that is rarely used these days.
|Crappie rigging diagram|
Making A Three Way Swivel Dual Crappie Minnow Rig
If you are not into making your own tackle, or just dont have the time, these setups can be purchased pre-made at most bait shops, or online at Bass Pro shop or Cabellas.
Step#1 You will need to have some 8-20lb fire line. For comparison, the dia. of the 20lb test is the same as 6lb mono-filament line.
Step#2 Get yourself some 3 way swivels. The three way swivel allows the crappie minnow to swim freely in a 360deg motion.
Step#3 Get some 1/4oz egg or as they are commonly called bass sinkers.
Step#4 Take some fire line off of your reel spool, or from the line container and cut 2 pieces 10 long, then tie a crappie hook to the end of each piece.
Step#5 Repeat Step 4, but cut 2 pieces 12 long.
Step#6 Release enough line from your reel so you have plenty of room to do your crappie live bait tackle tying. Tie your first three way swivel to the line.
Step#7 Tie one of crappie hook leaders you made in step 4 to the open eye on the 3 way swivel that is 90 degrees clockwise. There should be one open eyelet when you get done, that is pointing strait downward.
Step#8 Tie one of the 12 pieces of fire line to the open eyelet of the first 3 way swivel. Then tie the other end to your second three way swivel. Make sure after you tie both ends that you have approximately 6 between the bottom eyelet of the first three way swivel and the top of the second 3 way swivel.
Step#9 Tie one of crappie hook leaders you made in step 4 to the open eye on the 3 way swivel that is 90 degrees clockwise. There should be one open eyelet when you get done, that is pointing strait downward.
Step#10 Tie one of the 12 pieces of fire line to the open eyelet of the second 3 way swivel. Then tie the other end to your 1/4oz bass sinker. Make sure after you tie both ends that you have approximately 6 between the bottom eyelet of the second three way swivel and the 1/4oz. bass sinker.
Step#11Remember we want your crappie live bait rig to look like wounded crappie fishing minnows swimming around in circles, so to complete your setup you need to hook your minnows either in the back or front of the dorsal fin on both crappie hooks.
The Little Used Crappie Jigging Minnow Technique.
Kill one of your crappie minnows and hook it in the left or right gill. Drop your line and start jigging the minnow. This will make your minnow appear to be wounded as it flutters down in the water. This Concludes my article about crappie live bait rigs please stay tuned for more interesting articles about fishing.
by Mark Fleagle
Originally published on SearchWarp.com for Mark Fleagle Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Article Source: Crappie live bait :Learn Crappie Minnow Rigging Secrets Here!
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