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Spider Rigging crappie rod length

Riminela's picture

By Riminela - Posted on 27 January 2011

I am in the process of rigging my boat up to do some spider rigging and long lining. I got everything but my rods and fixin to order them as soon as I figure out length! My question on the spider rigging is on rod length....I dont know if I should go with 14' or 16'? I am fishing out of aluminum G3 and there is a little water slap on front of boat while trolling and wondering does rod distance matter with that sound? Just wanted some opinions on this before I buy? Is there any plus or cons between 14' and 16'?

larry bivens's picture

I agree...14 foot B&M Capps & Colman slow troll is what I prefer

DTG's picture

14' B&M PST's

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gonefishn13's picture

I agree,I fish 14 and 16 foot rods, sixteens not bad in deeper water,but 4 to 10 foot little work to land them,lot of rod not much line.


Ray's picture

The one thing about 16' crappiei rods is they are a handful when you got a good fish on in shallow water. I'm running 14s. I figure that's the middle ground and they are comfortable to handle.
I'm sure, at times, the extra 2' will help with spooky fish but I don't want the aggrivation of 16' rods.


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