Crappie live bait :Successful Crappie Fishing Rigs Here!

Published: 05th June 2009
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Old School Crappie Fishing Family Secrets



Crappie Live Bait Methods





How To Rig Crappie Minnows



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. Another Important element is how you hook your crappie minnow. You want the minnow hooked in a way that minnow can stay alive and swim freely. I am going to show you how to make a crappie minnow rig that has proven successful for me. And don't forget to read the last paragraph because I don't want you to miss out on a rarely used crappie minnow jigging technique.





Making A Three Way Swivel Dual Crappie Minnow Rig



You can purchase these rigs commercially but if you want to save a few bucks here's a step by step procedure to make your own.



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 You will need some sinkers with enough weight to get your rig to the bottom. 1/4oz Egg or bass sinkers work nicely.





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 Open the bail on your fishing reel, make sure you have your fire line going through the eyelets, now pull enough line out so you can work freely while your assembling your crappie live bait rig. Pickup one of the 3 way swivels and tie it to your line that is coming from your fishing reel.



Step#7 You now need to tie one of the 10" crappie hook leaders to the open eyelet that is 90degrees from the top eyelet of the three way swivel you just tied in step 6. If you do this correctly, there should be one open eyelet left, and it should be located directly below the eyelet tied to the line coming out of your fishing reel.



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 You now need to tie one of the 10" crappie hook leaders to the open eyelet that is 90degrees from the top eyelet of the three way swivel you just tied in step 8. If you do this correctly, there should be one open eyelet left, and it should be located directly below the top eyelet of three way swivel you just tied.







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.



Look for a dead crappie minnow in your bucket or kill one and hook it to the left



or right gill. Next , you need to imitate a wounded or dying minnow so start jigging



the dead minnow up and down as you drop your line. This will cause the



minnow to flutter as if it were a dying or wounded minnow.





This Concludes my article about crappie live bait rigs please stay tuned for more



interesting articles about fishing.



Mark Fleagle has been fishing for over 30 years. Check out his website to get some amazing fishing information and fishing articles loaded with fishing tips that really work! Also don't forget to get your free copy of "78 Fishing Discoveries Unleashed"At: http://www.oldfishinghole.comGet Your Free Fishing Tips About crappie live bait Here!



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