When rigging up crappie entrails, CatDaddy says he throws out all the bones except for the rib cage. The rib cage will still have some meat left on it and the egg sacks will still be attached. By weaving that flesh over a hook a few times, you don’t have to worry about your bait slipping away, it’s there to stay. It’s great for drift fishing for blues, CatDaddy says. Gut sacks are pretty tough, he adds, they won’t fall apart or come off of your hook easily. Run a hook right through the eye of the crappie head, and put a hook directly through the gut sack, he says. Then throw it out while drifting and the scent those entrails put off will be hard for catfish to resist.
Right now, CatDaddy says catfish junkies will likely be best off anchoring up rather than drifting. Electronics will play a big role in your success right now, being able to identify holes and capitalize on them. Drifting, he says, will be far more effective come late winter and early spring when you can drift across the flats where the big blues will be catching baitfish and sunning in the warmer shallow water.
Listen in as CatDaddy, head honcho at CatDaddy’s Catfishin’ Adventures, joins The Revolution to talk cold weather crappie fishing and stocking up on bait for spring.