Crappie Basics 125: Bait Speed

Keep your bait moving whether jigging or trolling especially for black crappie. Fish are aggressive that time of year feeding up for winter. If I’m fishing in Ohio I’ll usually use a 1/32 ounce jig and tip with a crappie Nibble or small minnow. I’ve caught white crappie and then turn my boat, speed up my baits and catch a black crappie. I like to look shallow in the cooler water. –Michael Walters, OH.