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I have been told by 2 different people that there is a old school technique of fishing for crappie. The way it was explained to me is to cut below the lip of a crappie, pull on some type of membrane underneath and a forked tongue shaped piece of something will come off . You use this to jig with and it drives them wild. Has anyone ever heard of this?

 

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Comment by Vic Tankersley on March 26, 2012 at 8:05am

Well I never, but have eaten grouper thoats and snapper thoats down on the coast so I guess these bream and crappie throats will work. The grouper throats caught me..LITFR

Comment by Jim Gronaw on March 12, 2012 at 8:46pm

Indeed...this is a trick that old timers used throughout the Mid Atlantic. You can use the tongue or throat membrane as a tipping 'bait' on the back of the jig. It was a great tactic during the cold months, when acquiring minnows was tough. It is a true and effective technique that I have used in the past. But, yes, it has been at least 20 years since I have used it.

Comment by Greg McWilliams on March 12, 2012 at 7:38pm

David, You are not as old as you think!!!!!!!

 

Thought you would like that one, LEO!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by DAVID L EITUTIS on March 12, 2012 at 7:31pm

UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!! I"m pretty old and never heard of that one !!

Comment by Leo Nguyen on March 12, 2012 at 7:30pm
ROTFL. Oh my sides.
Comment by Greg McWilliams on March 12, 2012 at 7:22pm

LOTSFTFO!!!!!!!

Comment by Greg McWilliams on March 12, 2012 at 7:21pm

Leo , Be sure to go ahead and FILLET the CRAPPIE, They don't swim so well with their THROAT CUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Leo Nguyen on March 12, 2012 at 7:16pm
Yes sir! You got it. Follow the floats. I might accidentally follow the floats myself when see those schools.
Comment by Greg McWilliams on March 12, 2012 at 7:14pm

Leo, Put the hook in the middle in the thickest part!!!! The follow the WALYY WORLD FLOATS or the BALOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Leo Nguyen on March 12, 2012 at 8:28am

Greg, thanks for the updated tips. Is there any optimal way to hook it on the jig?

 

LOTF, that's truly the old school method I used in the past. Rather than a balloon, I use the red/white Walmart bobbers that I have, with the Spider 2lbs mono. Can't believe how many schools I find that way for the gills.

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