Tips For The Begining Crappie Fisherman
These tips are just my ideas for new crappiei fisherman and intended to help them in buying equipment. I have tried most of the products on the market some I like some not. Remember there are a lot of good products on the market and these are some that I am using now and intended to try to keep you from buying 3 or 4 sets of pole holders. 3 or 4 sets of poles etc. When you can buy one good set and save money in the long run.
Hi-tek pole holders are my choice now. Rod holder is small and almost flat no yolk sticking up to get in your way when reaching for your rods. Easy to adjust and stay in place when set. Adjust with 1/2 inch wrench.
BnM PST 143 Trolling Rods are on my boat now. The BnM PST 143 Trolling rods have plenty of backbone for getting that BIG crappie in the boat and are a good trolling pole.
Reels, I'm using BnM spinning reels. I had rather have my money in a good rod and have a cheap reel. Remember when trolling the reel (for the most part) only holds the line. No casting when trolling.
Eagle Claw (gold) #1 crappie hooks are my choice When trolling minnows.
Jigi hooks, I like #2 and #4 hooks. 1/2 and 3/4 oz egg weight for trolling crappie rigs work great.
Trolling Motor, when buying a trolling motor I would recommend at least a 24 volt. Do not waste money on a 12 volt trolling motor.
Go fishing with a friend or hire a guide to get some tips on equipment before going out and buying blind. Remember this is some of the equipment I use now until something better hits the market. I hope this will help new crappie fisherman who are planning on buying equipment for trolling.