Crappie Basics #155: Specific Targets

“February and March are good times to spider rig. A lot of fishermen think spider rigging is putting down baits on eight poles and drift around. That’s fine for them if it works but we catch more fish by targeting specific items. At least 99-percent of the time we are targeting something.

            “We look for ledges, cover or in an open water lake like Washington it will be shad. If there isn’t something on the screen we won’t fish it.

“Spring winds can be a problem when spider rigging, so to stay in a spot in rough waves we hold a pole in each hand.”  -Kevin Jones