In this “How to” video Crappie Dan shares a secret technique he learned years ago called “The Dinner Getter.” It’s a unique way of rigging a live minnow that works especially well when crappie are feeding heavily on shad.
It uses a 1/16th ounce jig head, however it is poured with a long shank hook. The video illustrates it best, but the hook point is threaded directly into the mouth of the minnow and out a gill plate on the side. The long shank hook is then turned and embedded into the meaty portion of the minnow’s back, avoiding vital organs.
Crappie Dan suggests actually leaving the hook point embedded slightly inside the minnow rendering it almost weedless
The minnow will fall through the water on its side, just like like a dying shad. Fish it in the same places you would normally fish your plastics – in heavy cover, through stumps or along ledges.
Crappie Dan says coupled with Garmin Live Scope, the Dinner Getter creates a deadly combination.