Saturday, June 2, 2012

Landing Huge Crappie Using the Spider Fishing System


I got back into the Spider Fishing this week at my brothers home lake. This lake is roughly 80 acres super clear and has lot of slab crappie. We worked around thunder storms on Wednesday and Thursday with periods of on and off crappie bites. My brother managed to land the largest crappie ever using the Spider set-up system. When the fish are scattered and the bite is off you need every advantage one can get. The Spider system will give you that edge. It enables you to cover large amounts of water at different depths and using different jigs. We found out early on that the best color for the past two days was an orange/chartreuse tube jig tipped with a white or chartreuse nibblet. We were using six 11 ft. jigger poles and two 9 ft. rods which enabled us to cover a lot of water. Numbers was not the winner on this trip but rather quality fish made the difference. As always the food was a winner as well, featuring homemade peach cobbler, chicken pot pie, bakes chicken, and of course homemade rolls and corn bread.
Working all those jigger poles
The tube jig even landed a large Shellcracker not to mention numbers of bluegills
My brother with the largest slab of the day a little over 2 lbs--this type fishing is sooooooo easy it makes you feel sorry for the fish!!

18 comments:

Blake Frautschi said...

That a huge crappie! nice catch!

Howard Levett said...

I can go for some crappie fishing. It's been a while and that big sucker makes me hungry, along with the cobbler, chicken pot pie, etc.

Shoreman said...

I can see the advantage of using that system, but in California, they only allow you two poles maximum.

Mark

Devin Angleberger said...

Awesome fish, I've seen that spider rigging before on Crappie Masters TV.

Mel Moore said...

Hi, Bill! Like the others have mentioned, "That is one heck of a Crappie"! I could fish for Crappie that size any day. You are a fortunate angler.

Bill Trussell said...

Blake
Thanks for the commnet

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
Great food and a great fishing trip on a lake full of crappie--thanks for crappie

Bill Trussell said...

Hi Mel
Hopy you got moved and enjoying your new surroundings--thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Devin
Spider fishing is a fast way to find out if they are biting--thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
Lots of crappie here which is the reason the Spider fishing is allowed--thanks for the commnet

Brk Trt said...

That's one large crappie.
Well done gents.

Ty said...

Dang, that is a SLAB, Bill! Cool report!

Bill Trussell said...

Brk
There are crappie in this lake that is larger, I hope we can land one in the near future. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Ty
Thanks Ty for the comment, go to love that Spider Fishing--thanks for the comment

Blake Hamilton said...

When your crappie are bigger then the bass you have got it down. Nice fish boys!

Bill Trussell said...

Blake
Now if I could only master that size crappie on my home lake--I am working on it. Thanks for the comment

Brian Schiller said...

Nicely done Bill! The crappie bite has been great for me as well. Wish I could get a nice giant though. So far this year my biggest one has been 11 3/4". Tight lines and happy fishing!

Bill Trussell said...

Brian
Big crappie is hard to come by, but my brother has landed his share. Thanks for the comment