An Interview with a Crappie Fishing Expert: Top Tips for Crappie 2024

Introduction

Crappie fishing is an exciting activity for people of all ages. However, crappie fishing is an art that takes not only patience but skill and practice to pull off. Today, we have the privilege of speaking with Brandon, a seasoned crappie fishing enthusiast with years of experience under his belt. Brandon has graciously agreed to share his insights and tips on how to catch crappie effectively. Let's dive right in!

Brandon

Brandon, an active and passionate angler, it's always a great fishing experience with his videos. He enjoys fishing immensely, from Adirondack remote ponds, Great Lakes salmon/mackerel, Florida Keys chubs/catfish, trips to Alaska, two trips to Mexico, and a lot more in between.

Brandon Social Media:

Tiktok: tiktok.com/@outasightgear
Youtube:www.youtube.com/@outasightgear
Facebook:www.youtube.com/@outasightgear

Effective Crappie Fishing Tips from Brandon

Tia: Thank you for joining us, Brandon. To start off, could you tell us what are some essential tools and equipment one needs for crappie fishing?

Brandon: You will need an ultralight spinning rod/reel combination. A 5'-6'6" rod equipped with 4-5 lb test line. The ideal combination is a Gryphon 800 spinning reel with a SlimeCat 6'6" Crappie rod.

Tia: Now, once you have your gear ready, where do you find and catch Crappie??

Brandon: Crappie are generally found on droppoffs, suspended, over shoals, rocky outcroppings and under brushy cover. They are fish that are found in groups or schools, so if you find one you will most likely find more. The 3 popular methods are: A slow retrieve jigging back towards you, a floating bobber 2 ft above the jig with a slow retrieve and vertical jigging from a boat.

Tia: Great advice! When it comes to setting up your gear, what do you think is the best bait for crappie fishing?

Brandon: Crappie are sight oriented and their main diet is small minnows. Therefore, a jig will be your best option (Handtied Out A Sight jigs) tipped with a crappie pellet. Soft plastics will also work.

Tia: What is the best time to catch crappie?

Brandon: The Crappie are especially active in the early morning and evening from March- Mid May.

Tia: Wise advice indeed. Lastly, do you have any final tips for crappie fishing?

Brandon: Crappie are very color oriented so it is important to keep switching jigs until you find the right one. Tip each jig with a scented crappie pellet and hunt for schools of Crappie. Once you find a school of Crappie and figure out the color they are after, you will have a great day on the water catching one Crappie after another! The best combination of rod/reel we have found is the the Gryphon 800 spinning reel paired with a SlimeCat 6'6" Crappie Rod. The Gryphon 800 reel is extremely smooth, durable and affordable. The SlimeCat 6'6" Crappie Rod is extremely responsive, strong and can detect the lightest hits. We have had great few weeks of catching Crappie so get out and enjoy fishing with this epic reel/rod combo!

Tia: Thank you so much, Brandon, for sharing your expertise with us today. It's been incredibly insightful!

Brandon: My pleasure.

Best Crappie Fishing Reel

As Brandon mentioned above, to catch crappie effectively, you’ll need the right fishing tackle, like Dr.Fish fishing reel, which is the most popular choice when crappie fishing. Now, let’s go further about this fishing reel.

Dr.Fish Gryphon Spinning Reel 800-4000

  • High strength graphite body, strong and ultralight weight
  • Silky smooth and precise action for years
  • Smooth drag setting and steady retrieve
  • Record-breaking ready power

Dr.Fish Gryphon fishing reel is one of the perfect ultralight spinning reels, whose narrow frame makes this reel surprisingly light to 8.4-13.5oz, giving you a more enjoyable time fishing for long hours and allowing you to detect even the slightest bites. This fishing reel body is built from high strength graphite material, delivering an increased level of reliability, and providing outstanding strength, durability, and rust resistance, which extends the durability of the gears against harsh environments.

9+1 quality stainless steel ball bearings system, efficient 5.1:1 gear ratio, and the stainless-steel main shaft ensure silky smooth and precise action for years. Superior 3-carbon-fiber drag system offers stopping power up to 18Lb for smooth drag setting and steady retrieve even in the wind, giving you the advantage of fighting fish of all sizes, not only panfish and trout but also record-breaking big bass and walleye. Dr.Fish crappie fishing reel is a great fishing companion for crab, bass, trout, and crappie fishing in all seasons.

 

Conclusion

From the interview with Brandon, you can get a lot of useful tips for crappie fishing. Although it is not an easy thing to catch crappie for the first time, with the help of Brandon’s valuable tips, Dr.Fish Gryphon 800 spinning reel, a SlimeCat 6'6" Crappie rod, and Crappie Jigs, you will reel in some unforgettable catches.

0 comments

Leave a comment

All blog comments are checked prior to publishing

Dr.Fish Lot Round Eye LED Lures (with Hole)

Regular Price
from $14.69
Sale Price
from $14.69
Regular Price
$17.69
Unit Price
Translation missing: en.general.accessibility.unit_price_separator 
Shop Now

Dr.Fish 140pcs Spinner Making Kit - B1

Regular Price
$11.75
Sale Price
$11.75
Regular Price
$14.99
Unit Price
Translation missing: en.general.accessibility.unit_price_separator 
Shop Now

Dr.Fish 1721pcs Spinner Making Kit

Regular Price
$46.70
Sale Price
$46.70
Regular Price
$61.89
Unit Price
Translation missing: en.general.accessibility.unit_price_separator 
Shop Now

Dr.Fish Squid LED Fishing Lures 6in

Regular Price
$10.99
Sale Price
$10.99
Regular Price
Unit Price
Translation missing: en.general.accessibility.unit_price_separator 
Shop Now

Dr.Fish 20-50pcs Rolling Swivels 20-1323lb

Regular Price
from $3.99
Sale Price
from $3.99
Regular Price
$4.59
Unit Price
Translation missing: en.general.accessibility.unit_price_separator 
Shop Now