To Improve as a crappie fisherman it is very important that you learn to fish with artificial crappie baits. When you are first starting out fishing for crappie many beginners start fishing with live bait for crappie, but I recommend the best way to start your involvement in the sport of crappie fishing is to make your own jigs. However if Webbing Tourniquet you want to take your fishing for crappie efforts to the next level you need to learn the art of fishing with artificial baits. The intention of my article is to provide you with some basic crappie jig information that you can use a starting point to train yourself on the art of catching crappie with artificial crappie jigs.
#1 How is a jig used for crappie constructed?
A jig is made up of three parts which include the following:
1a. The hook
The hook can be a variety of sizes ranging from #6 to a #2 light wire hook.
1b. The head
A jig head is made usually from a molded led or other metallic material and ranges in size from 1/64oz up to 1/4oz and may or may not include a spinner blade. My favorite size is the 1/32oz size.
1c. The body
A body is the plastic material that is slid over the hook shank up to the head and has dozens of different colors, and body styles.
#2 What are the different types of Jigs Used For Crappie Fishing?
2.a Bait fish or insect Imitation jigs:
The most common of these jigs is what is called the marabou crappie jig. It is made up of a head molded to a hook and wrapped with a feather, or real or artificial hair. These jigs can sometimes have spinner blades molded in the head and normally range in size from 1/32oz to ¼ oz. They are made to imitate either insects or minnows and other bait fish.
2.a-1 A tube with a jig head is another common jig combination used to imitate a wounded bait fish. The tube is manufactured to have multiple tentacles that dart through the water, and slides up the shank of the hook to the head. These jigs come in many different colors and range in size from 1/64oz to 1/4oz.
2.b Minnow or shad imitation jig:
These jigs are made up of a plastic material that slides up the shank of the hook up to the head and looks like common bait fish that crappie eat. They are manufactured in a variety of sizes from 1/32oz to 1/4oz, with 1/16oz being the most common size used.
2.c Grub or Maggot imitation jig:
This crappie fishing jig is designed to imitate a insect grub, or maggot. Their construction is of a variety of different color plastic molded together with different color real or artificial hair, or feathers. The molded combination is slid up the hook shank touching the head. These jigs come in a Variety of sizes the most common to be in the smaller sizes of 1/64 to 1/32oz.
#3 The knot you use to tie your crappie jig is very important.
I recommend you tie your crappie jigs with the trilene knot. Follow the steps below to tie the trilene knot.
3.a Run approximately 6 inches of line through the eyelet in the crappie jig hook. Loop it around and pass it through the eyelet again. Pull on the line until you reach a small ¼ inch to ½ inch diameter.
3.b Wrap the end of the line around the standing line 6 times.
3.c Pass the end of the line back through the loop, and then pull the line snug tight by pulling the standing line, and the hook in opposite directions.
3.d Trim the left over tag about ¼ inch from the hook.
I hope the information I have provided about crappie jigs. will help you on your next fishing trip! God bless and a good day to you.