Crappie Rigs

Plain and simple, crappie are meat eaters. They love bait. And the like their bait live. The are several fishing rigs that are ideal for catching black and white crappie. They can be rigged with bait, lures or jigs, but you’ll always get the best result when you use a well designed rig baited with a live minnow.

Presenting your bait in the right way can be challenging, given that crappie can be found in a wide variety of habitats and water conditions. Selecting the right rig for your specific location can make the difference between catching a boatload of crappie and getting skunked. Whether you like trolling deep water or casting

Below are the most effective rigs for maximizing your crappie catch.

Drop Shot Rig

Drop Shot Rig

A bass fishing rig that can be fished deep, shallow, and anywhere in between

Slip Float Rig

Slip Float Rig

Offers the ability to adjust how deep or shallow by adjusting the bobber stop

Float Rig

Float Rig

One of the most traditional and effective rigs for catching a large variety of fish

Three Way Swivel Rig

Three Way Swivel Rig

A versatile rig for fishing natural or artificial bait from shallow to deep water

Crappie Minnow Rig

Crappie Minnow Rig

Popular minnow rig using bobber and sinker to attached and hook crappie

Bottom Bouncer Rig

Bottom Bouncer Rig

Trolling rig that keeps bait close to the bottom while minimizing snags from cover

Double Jig Rig

Double Jig Rig

Popular panfish rig used for spider rigging, drift fishing and casting from a boat