Catching crappie at night can be amazingly productive. Also there is a special peace and tranquility when you fish for crappie at night. The moon casts it's reflection across the surface of the water and you hear the sounds so clearly of all night critters across the waters.
And the best thing about it is space! only a few serious anglers ever learn how to catch crappie at night. This Leaves most of the fishing waters to yourself!, and that means very little competition for the best spots.
One of the first night fishing equipment items you want to make sure you have before you go out to catch crappie in the night is a fully charged auxiliary battery if you are going to be fishing in a boat. If you are fishing from the bank just make some carrying straps and attach to a motor cycle or car battery for carrying purposes.
You are going to need your dc power supply for the top water and underwater fishing lights you are going to be using to catch crappie in the night. Make sure you place your night fishing lights carefully. It is very important to develop your own light fishing strategy when you are night fishing for crappie.
Here's a strategy that I use Quite regularly to catch crappie at night. Keep a small led light on board that is not visible to the fish, to avoid spooking them away but is bright enough to see to change tackle.
The other strategy is to allow it to shine into the water, attracting bugs and little organisms - which will attract fish. You can use a Colman lantern for this strategy too. Find out which method works for you. Here is a quick guide for using fishing lights when your night fishing for crappie.
How To Catch Crappie Using The Power Of Light Fishing.
Do not fret if you do not have a submersible fishing light because you can still catch crappie at night with surface lights. The reason we use underwater lights for fishing is because they can attract plankton and large concentrations of bait fish.
If you just have surface water night fishing lights you need to concentrate the light into a small area by projecting the angle of the light by rotating to approximately a 30 degree angle. The small light area will concentrate the location of the insect swarms and small fish. You will catch crappie at night by fishing just outside the light source.
There is definitely a benefit to using a underwater fishing light when you go night fishing for crappie. If you are using a submersible light, you'll want to submerge your light so it is only two or three inches under the water.
You don't want the light to be too close to the crappie you do not want to spook them away from you. They will be attracted to the deeper areas where the light is a little bit lower - they will eat small fish and organisms that have been attracted to the low light areas.
Crappie shy away from bright lights and will suspend close but not in the bright light. The crappie will not come close to the bright part of your light. You will want to set your crappie night fishing rigs so they are set to suspend below the brightest areas of the light.
Well that wraps up our article today. Some key points to remember when you want to learn how to catch crappie at night
are to fish below the bright beam of your underwater fishing light, or just outside the beam of your surface water light. Also make sure your surface water light is tilted at about a 30 degree angle.
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