Sunday, March 24, 2013

Crappie Fishing With My Brother Using Curly Tail Jigs

I made a trip to Mississippi on Tuesday for some crappie fishing on the new restructured Legion Lake. This is the same lake that was practically consumed by lily pads and coontail moss last year. This is my brother’s home lake where he fishes for crappie this time of year. Conditions were not the best considering the cold front that had passed through the day before I arrived. One can expect cold fronts, windy conditions, and bluebird skies in the month of March and this trip had all those conditions.
The reward for the trip was this nice catch using the following tube jigs loaded with nibbles. There were some nice slabs here.
Closed faced spincast reels with 11 ft. jigger poles rigged with 6 lb. test line are your best combos when Spider Fishing, because of the reach one can achieve with this type of pole.
My brother standing by his boat with 8 jigger poles set up ready for action fishing with the curly tail crappie jigs. Think of the amount of water one can cover when Spider Fishing
An image of what this lake looks like this past summer before reconstruction took place this year, notice the moss pads in the distance and all the growth around the edges, much cleaner to fish now. 

11 comments:

Feather Chucker said...

Crappie are really fun. You have crappie and pee in the same post. Congrats! =)

Bill Trussell said...

Kevin
Crappie fishing is fun especially using the Spider rigs---the pee jar has to be part of it!






Mark Kautz said...

A little hard to use a pee jar in a float tube. Shoot me an email and let me know where you get those little injector goodies.

Anonymous said...

That sounds like a lot of fun! Nice post.

Bill Trussell said...

Rick
It is because you are always looking for the tips of those rods to bend, meaning a hit. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Hi Mark
The injectors can be bought at Fred's for a 1.00. You will need to buy two or three for the different color nibbles you will be injecting. Mark this works to perfection, I don't see why it would not produce on some of the lakes you fish out that way. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
This lake was covered around the edge and the back of the lake was covered with lilly pads. The revamping of this lake was amazing. thanks for the comment

cofisher said...

Hi Bill. I'm learning a lot about bluegill and crappie and pee bottles...thanks!

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
We are reversing roles here with me learning trout fishing from you, the rewards of blogging. thanks for the comment

Unknown said...

crappie are some good eating :)

Bill Trussell said...

Casey
My favorite fish to eat. Thanks for the comment