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 Post subject: Clearing a snag
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:49 pm 
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What do yaull crappie experts do to clear a snag.

Have a light leader and oull till it pops. Pull till tye hook straightens out or reel down and giggle the bait loose with your 11ft rod?


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 Post subject: Re: Clearing a snag
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:33 pm 
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Reel down to the jig and try to push it off the snag. Of course if you are snagged deeper than you can reel, you just pull. That's why I use weedless jigs and carry hundreds with me, cause they snag too, just not as often.

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 Post subject: Re: Clearing a snag
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:31 am 
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I don't get snagged.
And pigs fly
And Hell Froze over
And Anna Nicole married for love.

Seriously though, I will reel down and get it unsnagged. this works most of the time. Other times I just break off. Crappie line is lightweight and breaks pretty easy.


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 Post subject: Re: Clearing a snag
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:52 am 
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Once you do that do you move from that spot to let it cool off. I'm assuming this really spooks the fish.


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 Post subject: Re: Clearing a snag
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:31 pm 
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I do reel down to push a jig off but do it easy the graphite poles will
break easy with a 200 pound man getting aggravated and pushing on it.
most of the time it will ease right off. if it is giving you trouble it is better just
to break off than take the chance of breaking the tip off a rod.

something easier than reeling down i just grab my line in front of the reel pull
the line sideways and slide the tip of rod down to the jig and easily push the jig off

If you are easy when pushing the rod down one straight down and up it does
not seem to spook the fish much . I have dropped right back down and caught
fish right away.but if you go thrashing the rod tip around down there it will spook the
fish off .

if it is a good hole that consistently holds crappie . you can back off for a few minutes
the crappie do not have a very long memory they will be back soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Clearing a snag
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:32 am 
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Reel down and push off...

Sticko, usually it will affect the bite for me, but I can move off and come back after about 10 minutes and the fish act like nothing had ever happened.


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 Post subject: Re: Clearing a snag
PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:48 pm 
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old school method: only works with poles with small reels or non reeled poles....

Canned goods can with both ends cut out. Feed your pole thru it and allow the can to slide down to the snag. Sometimes the initial impact will dislodge it,sometimes you may have to give it a jiggle. You may get lucky and retrieve the can but sometimes it is sacrificed to the brush pile.

Use can opener that makes smooth cuts. Otherwise your line will get marred and compromised.


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