Crappie Basics 131: Minnows vs. Jigs

Josh Gowan, former crappie guide and owner of King Crappie and Prefish Gear, has plenty of fishing and tournament experience. He says, “I’m going with minnows most of the time. I’ll be using minnows when slow trolling and a single jig when one-poling. The older I get the more I see that a straight minnow is hard to beat. It doesn’t matter what the water color may be, the minnow is down there natural and moving. Going very slow is important when minnow fishing to give the crappie time to see and react.”

Bobby Garland