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Crappie fishing is a fun past time that can also lead to some good eating. Regardless of whether you've been fishing crappie for years or if you're new to the sport, there's always room for improvement. This is why we've collected some tips that may help you improve. You'll learn about crappie and some of their tendencies, as well as the best bait, rod, and techniques used to catch them. 


Crappie are a schooling fish that you'll find in vegetated freshwater. The young crappies will eat microscopic crustaceans while full-grown fish will eat insects, minnows, or the fingerlings of other species. They love to camouflage themselves in underwater cover like weed beds or submerged logs. If you fish areas like this, then you're sure to find what you're looking for. Try baiting your rod with minnows, worms, or insects to catch crappie. 


It's essential to use the proper rod. I personally think that a spinning rod with a light power rod. Crappie fish have a pretty gentle mouth, so you'll need something that won't rip straight through it. The downside to this rod is that there might not be as much sensitivity for you to feel a tug when the fish bite. Try setting your hook quickly whenever you feel a pulling on your rod. Regardless of whether you actually have a fish on the hook or not, this will help in the long run.

There are several different rod options for you to choose from when you visit Castaway Rods and talk with their experts. Check out the Pro Sport Ultra-Light spinning rod, and we think you'll love your crappie fishing results.