A cork and a minnow.
It’s just about as simple of a set up as you can get. However, it has brought the demise of many a monster Crappie. We all remember starting fishing as a kid sitting on the bank watching a bobber go under so it stands to reason that watching one go under now will bring back some pretty cool memories.
Crappie move shallow this time of year and are not very picky when it comes to biting. So a live minnow rarely stands a chance next to an old lay down in the back of a creek or even in a main lake pocket. Rig a slip cork on some 20# test, set it a couple feet deep and start flippin’ it to the wood. Don’t sit back and eat a sandwich cause they will either eat it or they aren’t there. Keep on the move till you get bit. After that keep tossin’ it right back to the same exact spot until you no longer catch a fish.
Try weeds or wood and make sure you have lively minnows. Don’t try to save money on minnows, they have to be alive. I like to pierce their lips from the bottom up and put on a 1/16th ounce split shot and get after it.
Like I said earlier, it’s not rocket science but it will produce quality fish and it is a welcome break from staring at electronics or watching rod tips. It also a great way to get the kids involved as they get to stay active while fishing.We hope you got some value from this post and feel free to send us ideas for future content to [email protected]. Also sign up for the newsletter for more cool stuff and info on rod shipments. Thank you all for the overwhelming support and emails we get. Enjoy, treat each other right on the water and take those kiddos fishing! Andy Lehman.