Using Nightcrawlers for Crappie

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Many anglers wonder if nightcrawlers will work for catching crappie.  Typically, nightcrawlers are not a crappie bait, especially if you fish with a whole nightcrawler.  Some anglers do have some success with a piece of a nightcrawler added to the back of a small jig.  The jig is what typically attracts the crappie and the added scent from the broken worm may help draw some additional strikes.  In most situations, you will catch many more crappie by fishing with small minnows instead of worms.  Wax worms do work well when tipped on jigs, but wax worms are completely different from nightcrawlers.

line-3Sewell’s Favorites – Best 3 Crappie Lures for Action
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There are a lot of good crappie baits on the market for action.  If you want to catch a lot of fish, it’s tough to top the 3 listed below.

baby shad

Bobby Garland Baby Shad (2″)
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slab slayr

Bobby Garland Slab Slay’r (2″)
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kalins triple threat grub 2 inch

Kalin’s Triple Threat Grub (2″)
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line-3Sewell’s Favorites – Best 3 Lures for Targeting Big Crappie
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For bigger crappie, you definitely want to upsize a little.  You will get less bites, but the bites will be better bites.  The 3 baits listed below are great big fish baits.

slab slayr

Bobby Garland Slab Slay’r (3″)
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bobby garland strollr

Bobby Garland Stroll’r (2.5″)
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bobby garland baby shad swimr

Bobby Garland Baby Shad Swim’R
Go get it on Amazon

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