Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Shiner minnows for crappie fishing
Shiner minnows are my favorite minnow to use, I prefer the smaller variety about 1 1/2" in length. Many crappie anglers would argue that bigger is better, but the truth is I like to catch fish and I am not interested in only fishing for the large slabs. If you are one of the anglers who only fish for slab crappie then bigger is probably better,but I prefer to catch a lot of fish. Now the reason I like the shiners whether using small or large minnows, is they reflect light like small mirror in the water. Crappies are easily attracted to changes in light patterns,so the shiner minnow is fish attractor and a live crappie bait food source at the same time.