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October 23, 2014, 04:18:16 AM

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Home made spider rig  (Read 9178 times)
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I spent Saturday morning working on this home made spider rig.  It's total cost was $35.00.  I took it out Sunday after church to test it's functionality and it works like a charm.  Only problem . . . I only cought 2 crappie!

I need to figure this trolling thing out, but I will!

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Woods,

I can tell you that the hardest part of trolling is boat control. With as light as the Trackers are it can be a bit hard in the wind. After several hours of it last spring I finally got the hang of it. Whats fun is when you go over a stump or rocks and hang several of your rods at the same time.

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Ya, I've already experienced the hang up drill . . . Gota watch that depth finder!  

The other part was sand bass.  I could'nt keep the sand bass off the minnows in order to catch the crappie.

I may have had too big of a sinker . . . I was using a 1 oz to keep it verticle.  I'll experiment with smaller sizes but I wanted to keep it vertical for the first run.




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I was fishing in about 12 feet and using 1/2 oz. If you keep your speed down that should be plenty.



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That setup looks pretty good.  I have my 2 new Bee Ready rod holders waiting to be installed on my new Alumacraft...can't wait to get them on the water  icon_wink




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1/2 ounce is as small as I go. I'll go up to 1 ounce if it is really windy or if your fishing out the back of the boat.

  A good t/m is a must and always go into the wind.




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Can you please email me?  I need some specifics on the material that you used.  Crash8005@hotmail.com.



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Home Depot:
2 - 1/2" galvanized pipes 24" long threaded on both ends
1 - 1/2" galvanized pipe 18" long (base) threaded on both ends
1 - 1/2" T
2 - 1/2" caps
1 - 1/2 base mount
6 - rod holders (2.00 each) (can also hold Cool

Total cost = $35.00 . . . verry easy to make!




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Thanks Woods.  I built it and really like it.  Now if I could just figure out where to target these spider rig fish I will be set!



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Glad I could help and glad you like it!  

I went out Saturday morning spider rig'n and caught a few, marked a ton of fish but only caught a few crappie.  Several NICE White Bass and some catfish and even a nice Black Bass . . . but only a few crappie!

But I learn more each time and I'm confident that I'll figure it out!




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Woods and Jerry,

When you spider rig what types of structure are you looking for.  I know that in the winter you can target schools of fish but right now what should I be looking for?  Feeder creeks, main creek channels, etc??

Thanks for the help!!



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Ya Jerry . . . what do we look for!?  Jerry obviously has the experience here.  I've been looking for the drop offs along deep water and off of points.  I'm not finding a lot of fish make it into my livewell, but I'm marking a lot on the depth finder.

I'm still learning this technique so don't do what I do!




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Main lake points and dropoffs. I been fishing 18-25' but they were  deeper last week.  YOu can catch some in 30'.




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Mark, I like your spider rig. I have have built a few and I use the same rod holders you did. But where did you buy them for $2? I usually pay twice that much. Thanks, Ed



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Academy sports have them on sail for $2.30 each.  I only uste the holder part, I purchased lag bolts and wing nuts that were stronger from The Home Depot.  I like this type because they are curved and can be adjusted for rod lingth, I like to have my rod tip just about 12" above the surface of the water to keep the wind from playing a factor.

But again . . . not catching a lot of crappie with this technique . . . but I will!




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