The Big Crappie "Night Bite"
Almost every crappie fisherman has had a situation where they are having huge success at a certain spot - and all of the sudden, one day... nothing. Not even a nibble... and it never produces like it did in the past again. Some people think it's been "fished out"... they are usually very wrong.
Why the heck is that?
Well nobody knows for sure, but what is known is that sometimes - for some reason - crappie change their eating habits (also known as their "foraging" habits)... and there is a "quick fix" for stirring up all kinds of action in a spot that's gone dead...
Attack that spot at night...from sundown until 11pm or so. You'll notice a world of difference - the crappie "nite bite" is on!
You see, most crappie have a "nocturnal" feeding habit, and it's damn hard to get them to bite until the dinner bell goes off. In most areas of the country, that dinner bell hits high gear just after sundown. And it rings for the next 4 or 5 hours.
Yep, I'm talkin' about night crappie fishing - and as long as you're comfortable out in the evening and night time hours - you are in for a night of solid crappie catches... and you may even get your "record" if you know what you are doing.
Obviously, make sure you bring a light so you can see what the heck you are doing, and all of the appropriate gear. When you hit the crappie "nite bite" in full swing, you'll never go back to day time crappie fishing again - unless you had to for some reason...
Anyway, what I just told you probably isn't a secret to you. I can hear you now, "Yeah, yeah, I already know about night fishing for crappie, been doin' it for years."... well, how bout this:
Have you ever "scouted" your night fishing spots during the day?
If you read my crappie fishing secret special report
I gave you almost 3 weeks ago, you know that finding the "stains"
on the water is absolutely critical to pulling in as many crappie as
you can until your arms fall off. (By the way, if you still haven't
gotten it, just grab it here:
Anyway, if you go scouting through your favorite fishing spots during the day - be on the lookout for the plankton blooms - the stained water. If you see the stains during the day, odds are pretty damn good all that tasty plankton will be there at night!
Make a note of these spots (and make sure to check close to structure and lush vegitation spots on the shore), and hit them hard at night! You see, not only will there be a mess of bait and crappie in these spots, but you'll be serving up your bait at exactly the right time - right in the middle of dinner!
Bonus tip: If you can hear the minnows, shad, etc. swarming, make sure to not fish right in the middle of this swarm. You want to fish the outer edges of the activity, or underneath it. (Remember, keep your bait off of the bottom, crappie only feed "up" for some reason. So anywhere from 3 inches off the bottom, up to an inch under the surface... but always put your bait out of the fray! You will pull up all the crappie you can handle, and you'll never come home empty handed, even in a spot that has stopped producing during the day.
...and remember, there is a secret weapon for creating an enormous plankton bloom in any spot. You can see the article here:
Not only will it:
* Double your crappie catches
* Allow you to catch an unlimited amount of live bait (anytime you need it)
* Save hundreds of dollars on live bait
...But it will also put you as one of the local "experts", and you will be the talk of other fishermen. It's funny how fast word travels when someone starts pulling up the crappie non stop. Other fishermen will know who you are, and they'll be dying to find out what you are doing.
It's up to you if you tell them, or keep it a "secret".
Next up, in 4 days I'll show you a special "crappie fishing checklist" you'll go through when using the secret weapon - you'll also learn why it works, and why science can teach us a lot about how to catch lots of crappie. For now, get in touch with your local "night bite" - you'll love it!
President and Founder, Crappie Fishing Secret
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