Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fly Fishing for Crappie

One of the most exciting forms of fly fishing is fishing for crappie. In crappie fishing, it is best to use both wet and dry flies. On sunny, calm and still days where the sky is without clouds, you may find that dry flies are the most effective. Once smaller fish hatch, they tend to feed on surface insects. As long as you make sure that the color of your fly matches whatever your fish are used to feeding on, then you will great results with these flies. The best way to go about fly fishing is usually using streamers and nymphs. Both of these are fished beneath the water.

Although you may believe that since there are so many crappie out there, they are easy to catch. If that was the case, you wouldn’t see so many bored anglers waiting for a bite. Still, crappie fishing is and will remain a popular activity for quite some time and what keeps anglers on the hunt for these fish is simply how coveted the taste is. Many people consider crappie the best tasting fish and because of this, it is a good thing that with the proper knowledge they are relatively easy to catch.

When crappie bite, they are difficult to detect at times with their light touch and especially when using underwater lures. When using dry or wet flies, it is usually easier to notice movement and motion at the end of the line.

Once the spring rolls around, crappie begin heading out for the more shallow areas of the water. They are also rather skittish, spooking easily at this time as well. When fishing for crappie during this time, using a fly is the best option due to its lighter form. These lures not only won’t cause any commotion, but they also exhibit an extremely lifelike look to them.

In the warmer summer months, consider either fly fishing in a small boat or fishing while wading. Make your way for any fallen trees, stumps beneath the water or any dense vegetation or fallen brush. Crappie love to hide from the sun within these structures.

Never be too anxious to hook your crappie. You never know when a fish has simply brushed on by and taken the hook. Be sure that you wait until the crappie has returned to the water before you decide to set your hook.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jorgoin
    Just found your blog and really like your post on Crappie fishing using the fly rod. I have got to try that technique. I am an avid fly fisherman. I think our blog parallels each other. I am really into warm water fishing and trout fish when I can get to a stream with trout. Our local tailrace below Smith Dam has some trout the stocker size but it is not the same as out west, but it is trout. I hope you will join our group at thanks for sharing this post with everyone.