Another presentation that you can utilize while float fishing, is the use of soft plastics under a float. When using soft plastics under a float, I suggest using a slip-float
so that you have the ability to 'pop' and 'twitch' the bait vertically under the float, without moving your float substantially closer to yourself. My favorite soft plastics to use under the float include a Berkley Ripple shad
(very small white/pink ones), a Phenix Micro Tube
, or a Berkley Trout worm
(in bubblegum pink).Again, for this presentation you will simply cast your float out (set about a foot or two below the surface), and lightly twitch your presentation every couple of seconds until you see your float drop under the water or dart in an abnormal fashion... Which is when you set the hook!
Using small lures for Crappie
One thing that most people don't know about Crappie, is that they are actually quite the aggressive species of fish. Using lures that kick off lots of flash, vibration, and noise are often great producers for putting some Crappie in the cooler!
My favorite lures to use for targeting Crappie include: a Small White Spinnerbait
, Small lipless Crankbaits
(small Rapala Rippin' Raps), and Small Spinners
(small size #0 Panther Martins in Yellow/Red spotted are my favorite). This presentation is simple – just cast and retrieve!
So there you have it folks! These are my suggested ways to target spring Crappie. Hopefully I've been able to provide some people with the knowledge to get themselves a tasty shore lunch this Spring.
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Good luck, Stay Safe, and Happy Fishing!
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