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Jack Frost Crappie Tip

Posted by editor on February 16, 2015


By Warren Cotton

Warren Cotton is a native of Memphis, TN, the 2013 Crappie Masters Mississippi State Champion and a guide on Arkabutla Lake, Sardis Lake,  Enid Lake and Grenada Lake in MS. 

My tournament partner Jeremy Davis and I where on our way home from the Crappie USA Classic held on Kentucky Lake and couldn’t stop talking about the New Big Bite lure the Crappie Minnr. During pre-fishing we used our electronics to find man-made cover. Since Kentucky lake has a temendous amount of cover, they key was finding which ones were holding quality crappie.

Once we located the cover, now our goal was to find what bait/lure the crappie wanted. We tried several baits and finally I pulled out a Roper Outdoors Jig head combined with a Big Bite Baits Crappie Minnr. It's was on like the Fourth of July in Memphis, TN. The Crappie Minnr presents a lot of action. Because of the design of the tail, you really don't have to work as much. The action of the waves and movement of your arm makes that minnr act crazy. We were catching crappie one after the other. To tell you the truth, I was so Impressed and believe me that’s hard to do when it comes to Crappie Lures.

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Wintertime crappie fishing is one of my favorite times of the year. Theres not a lot of boat traffic and the crappie are huge. When temps fall below 50 degrees crappie school tightly and put on weight for colder conditions. Wintertime crappie can be found by using your electronics to locate baitfish and man-made or natural cover depending on the lake you’re fishing. After locating the Crappie I encourage you to give the Big Bite Baits Crappie Minnr a try. This bait can be Vertically Jigged or Trolled. If you find that winter crappie fishing is slow on your home lake and you need a lure with a lot of action try the Big Bite Minnr.