Wednesday, November 21, 2012

November 21 Quick Trip Night Crappie

DuPage Founder Martin Rogers aka Wacky Bass and I went for a quick angling adventure for crappies at a local pond. The issue right now is by the time we get of work grab our stuff and meet it is already dark. (sucks right) Crappie do hit at night. There is one pond I know that it does not even turn on until the sun drops. Catching Crappies at night just takes some different equipment. Night bobbers and flash lights are the two must haves. Then the addition of glow products such as jigs and plastics also helps. We managed to catch a few in the short time we had while catching up talking about 

The floats we used are for making far casts. Although the wind was minimal and this was a little over kill. This floats are Lindy's Weighted Foam Cigar Floats
There are many night bobbers on the market. One cheap way to accomplish this task is to use Rod and Bobbs night sticks with assorted rubber fittings. This will allow you to use floats you already own!

The Glow Ice jig I used tonight was the Dave Genz Glow Red Ice jig

If you want to make your glow lures really work I suggest using a hand held flash unit like this one!

With just some simple specialize night products. You can find bites at the end of the night fishing tunnel.

1 comment:

  1. I had a great time PondBoy! It wasn't as cold as I thought it would be and you put me onto fish in a hurry!