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Jun 9, 2021 17:37:38   #
cornfedten Loc: pennsylvania
 
Folks:

Can anyone help? New to fishing, and using worms. Have had great luck but when the little crappies are biting they constantly take bait after every cast. I have tried hooking the worms a lot, a little, and cutting them down to a third or so but nothing seems to make a difference.

Any suggestions?

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Jun 9, 2021 17:46:46   #
Rutinbuck Loc: Haysville, Kansas
 
Welcome to the stage corn. If you eat crappie I’d catch my limit and toss back the little ones. Crappie are the absolute best eating fish so filet out the keepers and have them for dinner. They won’t always be there so catch them while you can and enjoy. I wish I had your problem.

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Jun 9, 2021 17:49:35   #
Rutinbuck Loc: Haysville, Kansas
 
Switch to using crappie jigs, that might prevent the little ones from biting. I misread your first post.

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Jun 9, 2021 19:41:15   #
Jarheadfishnfool Loc: Tulare, Ca.
 
cornfedten wrote:
Folks:

Can anyone help? New to fishing, and using worms. Have had great luck but when the little crappies are biting they constantly take bait after every cast. I have tried hooking the worms a lot, a little, and cutting them down to a third or so but nothing seems to make a difference.

Any suggestions?


Have you tried small minnows, if they are available ? Here in our local lakes if they keep taking your bait , try fishing4-6 ' deeper ,dont know if that will help in your part of the country, but mix it up as Rutinbuck mentioned,

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Jun 9, 2021 19:43:30   #
Jarheadfishnfool Loc: Tulare, Ca.
 
By the way ,that(Crappie) is usually my target fish,,,

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Jun 9, 2021 19:44:03   #
bknecht Loc: Northeast pa
 
cornfedten wrote:
Folks:

Can anyone help? New to fishing, and using worms. Have had great luck but when the little crappies are biting they constantly take bait after every cast. I have tried hooking the worms a lot, a little, and cutting them down to a third or so but nothing seems to make a difference.

Any suggestions?


Was out the other day for crappies and couldn’t buy a bite on a multitude of live baits ( which I normally do). Switched over to those Keitech 2” swing impacts on a 1/32 ounce jig head and then started catching. Sometimes you’ve gotta switch it up and keep at it and there’s those days that no matter what you try it just doesn’t work

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Jun 9, 2021 19:47:07   #
bknecht Loc: Northeast pa
 
bknecht wrote:
Was out the other day for crappies and couldn’t buy a bite on a multitude of live baits ( which I normally do). Switched over to those Keitech 2” swing impacts on a 1/32 ounce jig head and then started catching. Sometimes you’ve gotta switch it up and keep at it and there’s those days that no matter what you try it just doesn’t work



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Jun 10, 2021 16:49:26   #
kyle1234 Loc: Roseville. Ca
 
Try a smaller hook.

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Jun 11, 2021 03:06:15   #
Pixiedog456005 Loc: Maryland
 
Fish Bites works well at staying on your hook and takes a lot of abuse. Try the blood worm flavor. Works great.
Also "Hey Skipper" shrimp bits, squiddy bits and clammy bits works well, stay on the hook pretty well.

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Jun 11, 2021 15:49:38   #
cornfedten Loc: pennsylvania
 
thanks for your reply. had them again last night for dinner. They are surprisingly a mild tasting fish.

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Jun 11, 2021 15:51:03   #
cornfedten Loc: pennsylvania
 
THANKS, Jar! tried minnows and they stayed away from them. going again tomorrow and i will take your advice.

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Jun 11, 2021 15:52:03   #
cornfedten Loc: pennsylvania
 
kyle, thanks. That sounds like a great idea. I shall try it tomorrow

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Jun 11, 2021 15:52:53   #
cornfedten Loc: pennsylvania
 
thanks Pixie. I think i saw them at walmart. gonna try them too

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Jun 11, 2021 15:54:02   #
cornfedten Loc: pennsylvania
 
BK, yes, getting something similar and out first thing tomorrow AM. let's see what bites

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