Best Crappie Bait For 2018

The Best Crappie Bait For 2018 is the Berkley 2” Minnow

The Bluegills are still on the beds spawning, but it’s to windy for a fly rod, so what do you do for action? Well what other than bluegills can provide lots of action during the middle of the day? Crappies! So I rigged a couple of poles up with a Crappie Hook and the Berkley 2” Minnow and headed for one of my favorite late summer Bluegill spots, hoping we might find some Crappies (typically I do not start fishing for Crappies or Bass until July).

Early Crappie Action

It did not take long as my wife tossed her minnow out, before I even had the anchors set, and the bobber sank out of site. She now had our first Crappie of the year and the start of a great Crappie Adventure.

Wind – Bluegills No – Crappies Yes

In this video we went out twice for Crappies since it was to rough for the fly rods. Our first trip we hit the water at 3pm and kept ten 11” Crappies, the next day we hit the water at 1pm, keeping a nice mess of fish.