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  • OH Crappie

    Posted by rayzor65 on March 14, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    I was up to KY lake a couple weeks ago and was introduced to Spider rigging, we did really well and thought I would give it a try on OH. I’ve been in Bartons Creek and Shady cove with limited results, half a dozen keepers. I’m using jigs tipped with minnows and running in 16 to 18 fow with jigs running about a foot off the bottom. Water temps have been in upper 40 to low 50 range. A couple other guys I fish with have been having some luck in Bledsoe fishing (not spider rigging) laydowns and brush, I’m going to try the lower end of OH to see if I can do better there.

    Good luck to all,

    crappiemaxx replied 10 years, 3 months ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • crappiemaxx

    March 16, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    I have been introduced to this too at Ky lake. I have been trying this at OH and Preist as well with mixed results. It doesnt seem to be as popular here as Ky and Barkley lakes but I think will catch on. It is a cool way to fish once you learn some tricks. The guy that taught me makes it look easy. Boat control is the hardest part to learn. Good luck

  • rayzor65

    March 17, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    I’ve been working flats in Shady cove and Bartons creek, haven’t done Bledsoe due to the boat traffic but am hoping to try during this week, Another buddy I e-mail with has been spider rigging around lock 3 with some success in 25 fow, if I don’t find them in Bledsoe then I going more down lake, Station Camp or lower, I have to believe it will work on OH I just have to find a Pattern. I fished Johnathan Creek on KY lake, there were probably 30 to 60 boats spider rigging up there and you just fallowed one another, really enjoyed it.
    In a couple weeks the crappie will be in the shallows and I will be back to shooting docks but am hoping to get this figured out for winter months, I think the boat/jetski traffic during summer will be to much bouncing and dangerous to really be effective.


  • crappiemaxx

    March 17, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    As the water heats up this summer above 70 if the dock pattern fails. I have been introduced to trolling with 300 series Bandits for crappie as well . It is a good pattern on windy days when boat control is an issue. 300 Bandits will hit bottom at 14 fow with 10lb florocarcon pulled at 1.8 to 2.0 mph. A good way to locate fish and will catch a lot of different types of fish too. Im just now trying thee dock shooting on OH. I have found a lot of nice docks to try. Another option too, is when all others are shallow keep checking those 12-20′ depths with spider rigging. The guy that is teaching me never goes shallow and catches fish on up till trollin time. He says some crappie spawn deep as well as shallow. Good Luck

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