Crappie Pole Selection
are made by Crappie Poles, B & M Sam Heaton, Walley
Marshal, and Uncle Bucks to name a few companies.
They usually come in lengths from 8 to 16 feet long with the 10
foot pole being the crappie pole I recommend for a very good reason.
say you hook a Crappie and are trying to bring it in while you are
using a 14 foot pole. I can tell you now there is no way
that you can lift the fish out of the water and into your hands, so you
have to start backing the pole into the boat until you reach the line the hand over
hand to get to the fish if it is still there.
I think a lot of Crappie fishermen like the long poles to reach under treesto get them slabs out. Most of these poles care
called jig poles for the rightreason. They have a Crappie jig tied on the
They move to a brush pile
and move the tip of the rod under a tree and vertically
drop the jig straight down moving it up and down.
Ultra light Rods Versus Crappie
This is where I jump in because I have had questions
about Ultra light Rods and to me, these are great for Crappie
fishing. No matter what the size of the Crappie, it will be like fighting a whale on a Ultra
When you buy your Crappie Pole, look for the ones
that have eyes on it so you can mount a small Ultra light
reel on the pole. The reason behind this is if you so desire to get that long pole at
least you can reel part of the way in to retreive that crappie
This is also the time your open face spinning tackle
comes in handy and you will still have the pleasure of reeling in the
Crappie Pole: Cane, Fiberglass or
Most of your Crappie pole come in fiberglass or
The graphite poles
are lighter, stronger, and more sensitive. They come in
one piece, two piece, or telescopic. These rods cost more than the cane poles
but where cane poles wear out on a more frequent
basis, the new improved poles will last season to season.
Take care of you Crappie poles like you
do your Bass rods and they will last you a life
The funny side of this type of Crappie fishing is
this is where you can wear your partner out with an air borne
crappie. A lot of times you swing the fish into the boat when using a Jig Pole and if he is not watching
you or you watching him, you are apt to get a fish in the
Keep the Hooks Wet!