Bass Pro Shops loves traditions, but this year we're starting something new! Join us for our first ever Crappie Madness event and sale February 7 & 8 and 14 & 15. We'll have pro Crappie seminars, a free photo download, giveaways and sweepstakes. See schedule below.
New items on sale include the Browning Midas Balck Bass Cast Reels, Crappie Maxx Signature Series Combos and many Bass Pro Shops Tournament Series soft plastics. Click here for list of sale items or grab a tab on your way in to our store.
Here are some tips from fishing associate David to get you excited about Crappie fishing:
-Use light line- 4-6lb test line especially in clear water.
-When fishing around docks, use a shorter pole, if you're on a boat use a longer rod, and if you're fishing on the shore use a 10ft-16ft pole to reach certain areas.
-Fluorocarbon line disappears in water, use fluorescent green or blue line if you want to see line better.
-In warmer months, use crappie grub/tube.
-Everyone has favorite colors, but the most popular are black chartreuse, all chartreuse, pink and white, blue and white or exotic colors like electric chicken and John Deer green.
-In clear water use clear bait i.e. firecracker, smoke- black glittl, pumpkin or a more natural color i.e. minnow color.
-Fish around submerged brush, dock pilings, submerged tree tops, cedars and hard woods.
-Be versatile because they won't always bite on one color, try new targets.
5p.m.-8p.m. Free photo download
7p.m. Pro Crappie seminar
2p.m.-5p.m. fried fish sampling
Noon- 6p.m. Free photo download
11a.m. Pro Crappie seminar
2p.m. Pro Crappie seminar
Saturday, Feb. 8th 1p.m.-5p.m. catch and release pond
*The first 25 people to attend seminars will receive a free Bass Pro Shops travel mug