Crappie Fishing : A Way of Life
"That first cast brings all the anticipation of watching the winning lottery numbers being drawn while dreaming of that $500,000,000 jackpot! Slowly but surely, here it comes….THUMP! Crappie on!"
Dedicated Northern Ohio Angler with a passion for Crappie Fishing
Hello, my name is Barney Gammon, or as most of my friends call me, Bam! I live in Northern Ohio and take advantage of every opportunity to get in my boat! I thoroughly enjoy Crappie Fishing and spend every second I can on the water! Ramble Tamble Tackle and I have combined to bring you a Signature Series Jig aptly named as Bam’s Buzzer, don’t forget to use code BAMSBUZZER to enjoy some savings on your next order! Garett (Owner Ramble Tamble Tackle) and I have become friends who regularly discuss jigs and tactics, so he asked me if I would be interested in writing a blog post. Like an arthritic Angela Landsbury I couldn’t type fast enough! Crappie He Wrote?
Try out the Bam's Buzzer hand tied jig on your next Crappie Fishing trip!
This jig excels when Crappie Fishing in muddy water.
- Made in the USA
- #4 Mustad Sickle Hook
- Powder coated head
- Newage Chenille
- Marabou feather tail
- Holographic tail flash
Crappie Fishing : The Addiction, The Details, The Reward
For me personally, Crappie might as well be written as Cocaine as I find myself consistently chasing the high! The entire experience is an adrenaline filled masterpiece of Da Vinci proportions. I typically plan each trip with finite detail, even though sometimes infinite speed bumps arise. Each trip starts for me by looking at the weather.
"The entire experience is an adrenaline filled masterpiece of Da Vinci proportions. "
I typically check three different apps in hopes that the law of averages will give me enough guidance to make a sound decision. How much wind? Any precipitation? Temperature? Pressure? Sunrise time? Sunset time? From there I must decide how far I’m willing to travel, and which direction best suites the forecast. Big Crappie? Large number of Crappie?
New Water, New Thrills, The Joys of Crappie Fishing
New to me water often plays into the decision as well. Do I plan on catch and release, or feed the family fishing? One by one destinations are eliminated until the location of the next fix is determined. Sometimes that decision doesn’t occur until the shoulder of the highway just before an interstate on ramp. In any case, watching my boat draft my truck like a member of the famous Shake and Bake race team gets the ole ticker thumping like a drumline! From the moment the trailer lights get plugged in to the truck until the boat glides into the water the anticipation is palpable! I always park the truck and trailer and hurry back to the boat with a giddiness that is almost unrivaled in my day-to-day activities. Beep! On goes the electronics! Beep! Engine fires up! Like looking at level on Super Mario World, the fishing maps hold the key to the castle!
Navigating for Success in Crappie Fishing
Navigation becomes goal #1 until I hit the honey hole, at least I hope it is the honey hole! The sun glistens off the rippling waves as Eagles and Osprey sore high above. The leaves of the trees do a little dance that almost invites you to swing on by. The modern-day pterodactyls squawk in the distance almost to warn you that you’re too close for their Blue Herring Crane comfort! Canada Geese obnoxiously honk at you like stand still traffic on the Los Angeles I-10. One of the most telling signs of pending success is the baitfish boiling on the surface like bacon in a cast iron skillet!
"Crappie fishing is good for the soul "
That first cast brings all the anticipation of watching the winning lottery numbers being drawn while dreaming of that $500,000,000 jackpot! Slowly but surely, here it comes….THUMP! Crappie on! On good days it becomes cast, set the hook, repeat! On great days you get to sprinkle in some memory locking photo opportunities while adding even more memories with family friends and enjoying the best tasting fish on the planet! One thing is for sure, Crappie fishing is good for the soul!
Go Crappie fishing and take every kid you can!
Hand Tied Jigs for Crappie Fishing
Success in Crappie fishing is often dependent on proper preparation and bait selection. Studying the body of water you plan to fish can help you eliminate water and help you find fish. Selecting the proper lure can often be the difference between a few fish or a limit!
Check out some of some of our great hand tied jig selections below!
Add some scent to your next Crappie Fishing Adventure!
SLABSAUCE® is one of the best fish attractants ever created. It utilizes a secret formula developed in conjunction with the members of Crappie.com. This scent includes no less than a dozen different ingredients and a very specific manufacturing process, making it the premier fishing scent to catch SLAB Crappie. Spray it on your jig for one-poling, spider-rigging or long-lining. It is very effective. Re-apply as necessary (maybe every 15 minutes or so). You can even spray it on crank baits when pulling them in the Summertime. You'll be amazed at how long that bait stays sticky and stinky on your bait
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