Crappie Fishing Baits
Crafting the Best Baits for Crappie
Crappies are freshwater fish commonly inhabiting timber and brushy cover in lakes and rivers throughout the lower 48 states. Crappie feed most actively around dusk and dawn on a diet mostly consisting of smaller fish. The crappie’s diverse diet also includes small crustaceans and insects. The best time for crappie fishing is during their primary feeding time. Small crappie lures imitating minnows are highly effective, especially during their spawning season in the spring. Once a crappie has taken the bait, don’t set the hook too hard. It’s easy to pull a hook right through the paper thin crappie mouth.
Shop Crappie Lures and Baits
Uncle Josh carries the best crappie fishing lures to fill your live-well. Try out Kalin’s 1.5” Triple Threat Crappie Tube or their 2” Triple Threat Shad crappie lures for great results. Use Kalin’s Triple Threat Grubs on a small roundhead jig with a slip bobber for vertical jigging - guaranteed to work! Crappie fishing is even great on the ice. Try jigging Uncle Josh's MEAT on a small ice jig.
Spring Crappie Fishing Bait and Tackle
Very early spring, around February to March, crappies begin going towards their spawning areas. They spawn in shallower water near banks. Before the spawn, you’re more likely to find male crappies in shallower water as they stick around to build the beds and guard the eggs. The female crappies only go into shallower water to lay the eggs and return to deeper water fairly quick.
Ice Fishing Rods
We carry top-of-the-line Beaver Dam ice fishing rods. These poles are perfect for crappie fishing during the cold winter months. The rods are made of light materials like titanium, glass and carbon fiber, making them extremely sensitive. You will be able to see the pole move, so you don’t miss a bite.