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Crappie fishing in winter can be a daunting challenge but cheer up there is help. Super crappie fishing really begins after the ice is long gone in the spring but its cold now and we are hungry for that clean white morsel of meat.

So you ask how to catch the little guys and how to get that pan fish in your pan and when ice fishing there are only a few key items to consider: bait, location and ice.

When it is cold the fish are slower and their hunting patterns change. Do not forget this – EVER. We are not much different, we like our ice cream in the summer and chili in winter. Keep this in mind when fishing in any water temperature. Use fast baits in warmer waters and slower baits in colder waters.

When the waters are cooler and sometimes frozen everything below the surface moves slower so when choosing jigs pick ones that move slower, this means lighter weight too as it will not sink so fast. Many of the plastic jigs will move smoothly through the water, this is a great advantage in the spring months, but not so much in the colder waters.

Feathered jigs once wet will also smooth out and move quickly through the water but an artificial feather sometimes will fall slower than most plastics. Do not forget either that plastics will get stiffer when they get colder and this is part of the reason that smaller jigs work well in the colder waters.

When the water temperatures drop below 50 degrees crappie will seek shelter in almost any structure they can find, so choose a bait that will be found in shelter they are hiding in. Most waters will get a little clearer when they ice over. When this happens use smaller jigs.

I would also suggest using really light colors on the jig like yellows and whites. Some of the smaller plastics seem to work well for me I like to use smaller grubs or tubes. When I know the water is clear I start with white or very light colors and work towards darker colors. But as the visibility of the water changes go with a color that is only slightly lighter.

Remember most bait fish or insects are really trying to blend in to the background so you want to stand out just a little bit more. It really is not that hard when the waters are green use a slightly lighter green jig. But if the waters or currents are really active use a stiff plastic jig and if the waters are still use a feathered jig because they will look more lively.

Another good trick is to use a light colored body with a medium contrasting head. For example use a yellow grub with a red head or reverse it. But I’ve haven had a lot of success using opposite colors like red with green.

I know we do not carry a color wheel, although it might help, in our tackle box but if the color combination seems unnatural chances are the crappie might think so as well. You can use opposite colors if there is a gradient between the colors. Just avoid sharp contrasting colors as these do not appear readily in nature.

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I did this video to help new ice fisherman know what they would want to get to get started…I use a lot of neon glow jigs for panfish they are also known as tear drops…I like to use the Moonshine shiver Minnow and Jigging Rapalas for Walleye…Try they Firetiger colors Orange and Green…Other colors work well also but this is what I prefer and have did good on for years…Check out these great channel’s… Cory Merryman Fish OnLine
These are 2 great channel’s you will enjoy to watch as you will see fish under the ice on camera and many fish caught…Lake Herring, Cisco, Trout, Splake Trout, Lake trout on Lake Superior…Please like and share the video and I hope this will help some of you…This is just my opinion of ice fishing lures I use…Everybody might have a different opinion or use different lures but this is what I use…I am not opposed to trying other ice fisherman’s ideas also…If you know of a great fishing lure please share it with me…Thanks for watching…Subscribe and Like…Take care, Gonzo…If you are ever in Gogebic County and want and tips on where to fish or would like to go out send me a PM…


Fish Ed 024 Pitching Jigs for Spring Walleyes on Big Stone

This week on Fish Ed, Jon Thelen travels to Big Stone Lake which borders Minnesota and South Dakota. Pre-spawn walleyes are this week’s target and a Lindy Jig tipped with a minnow proves to be a deadly combination as the fish become more active as water temps rise throughout the day.

Lure Fishing #146 - Small River Jigging for Big Walleye

Total walleye in the video: 5

Best walleye in the video: 0:00

I was fishing at a river in New York during late fall (mid December, 2015). I was jigging 1/8 oz. bucktail jigs and curly tail jigs for walleye before sunset and later at night, and I ended up catching some walleye, including one relatively big walleye (master angler length).

This is one of many videos in the Lure Fishing series — watch others for triple-digit numbers of fish, trophy fish, the tips and techniques I pick up along the way, and more!


Hello folks, today we’re out on the freshwater with Antonio in the Kawartha lake region, fishing on Sturgeon Lake for those lovely weed walleye.

It’s a brisk spring morning out on the lake today with the water temp being about 59 degrees. We’re baited up with bucktail flexi-jigs and jigging through the green long-weeds in about 6 to 8 feet of water.

We share with you some great tips and techniques on how to catch weed walleye with jigs, and what weeds to look for, along with some great fishing action.

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As always until next time, good luck and good fishin’!
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