How to Pack Your Crappie Tacklebox
By: Keith "Catfish" Sutton
My uncle, Guy McClintock, spent much of his life fishing for crappie. His fishing vessel was a 10-foot johnboat hand-crafted from cypress. His poles were hand-cut canes.
Not surprisingly, the tacklebox he used was equally domestic – a coffee can into which he stuffed a few hooks, several yards of Dacron fishing line, some small corks and an aspirin bottle filled with split shot.
A crappie fan who fishes like my uncle did – with minnows and cane poles – may need nothing more than a simple little tacklebox to store terminal tackle and line. A coffee can will suffice, although you may want something even simpler like a shoe box or Ziploc bag.
If you’re like me though, minnows and cane poles aren’t enough to satisfy. I frequently fish with shiners, but I also like working jigs, spoons, crankbaits, spinners and other crappie lures.
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