Crappie Basics 122: Spider Rig…Do It Right

           Most serious slow troller fishermen are great at pole setup but some fishermen are either lazy or don’t get it.

            When setting poles in holders there are two simple, easy setup tricks that should be automatic. First, pole tip separation should be equal. Unless you are fishing very small targets, the more separation the better. More separation means fewer tangled lines while giving maximum coverage.

            The second tip is to keep pole tips relatively close to the water and all the same distance from the surface. Keeping tips the same distance from the water means when you get a slow, light bite it will be easier to see when a pole tip is out of position. Also, the closer to the water the less wind will bother the line.

            So do it right. Keep your pole tip separation and keep tips close to the water. -TH

Johnson Fishing