April 2020 Crappie Basics How To Techniques

Crappie Tips – Add a Blade

Do bladed jig heads get more bites?

by Tim Huffman

Plain jig heads or bladed jig heads – what’s your preference?

Mr. Crappie, Wally Marshall, says, “For 25 years I’ve used a blade for crappie. I fish a lot of murky water and the blade vibration gives more bites even when vertical jigging. It helps me catch a lot more fish.”

Marshall says his preference is the Road Runner Pro Series with the gold blade because “it produces fish.” He says the 1/8 ounce works best for vertical jigging because it gives him better contact with the cover. But he sizes down to 1/16 ounce when he’s casting because he prefers the slower fall.

More on this and other great tips available in the book “Limiting Out for Crappie.”

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