You haven't witnessed the fall Fox River crappie slaughter using bobbers. The bait: plastic helgie pieces. Learned it from Ed. Right up until the river freezes over when the "conventional" wisdom says minnows and larvae are a needed for crappies in the ice-cold water, the plastic helgies drive them bonkers. It's almost as fun as artificials for Weiner Dog Park perch.Gilbert Grape said:Live bait fishing is for lazy peoples. And who really uses a bobber anyway.. Come on people
Previously posted, but...Gilbert Grape said:WOW I stand corrected then,,Sounds exciting can you tell me more??
I happen to be the Conservation Director of the "Illinois Smallmouth Alliance", and can say with a great degree of certainty that we have not taken an official stance against using live hellgrammites as bait.So on behalf of the Smallmouth Alliance of Illinois,,,Stop taking the Helgies!!
:xCreekyknees said:Out of the original 48 put up less than 30 are still in existance.