If you’re looking for the best crappie jig, then look no further than this list. We’ve taken the hard work out of the sometimes tedious task of hunting for a new, brightly colored crappie jig!
It can be tricky to decide which one to go for, especially when there’s such a huge amount of choice on the market, but we’ve ranked expert opinions to provide you with this comprehensive guide. If you’ve struggled to catch crappies in the past, make sure to give these recommendations a go in the near future and see what happens…
Check out our top 6 choices in the table below, or scroll further to find out how and why we chose the top 3 of the list.
Top 6 Crappie Jigs Table
What to Consider
- Skirted or Unskirted? This guide features a combination of jig heads and complete, skirted jigs. The benefit of buying the jig head separately is that they’re fully customizable and you can add the material and color that you want to catch the most crappie!
- Color. A hotly debated topic, the color of a crappie jig can be crucial when it comes to catching crappies. Some say pink, others say white. However, there is no definitive answer, so it’s best to be ready for any eventuality. Chances are you’ve probably got your own ‘go-to’ color, so don’t hesitate to go for whatever suits you.
The color of crappie jig you want to use to get the best results will vary depending on the context. For example, the color of the water, the intensity of the sunlight and even the depth you’re fishing can impact upon the crappie jig color decision. Bolder colours are obviously much easier for the fish to see, but this can also lead to the hook itself being easier to notice. The choice is completely up to you.
Us fisherman know the perils of trying out different baits, and just about every single one of us has our own recommendation when it comes to this area. So be sure to take this list with a grain of salt, just because these lures have been successful with us we cannot guarantee your success!
- Material. Marabou jigs are some of the most popular for crappie fishers and often make the best crappie jig. These are often feathery affairs with soft bodies and work particularly well when vertically jigging over structure. There are several other options though, so it again comes down to personal preference.
The Top 3 Crappie Jigs
Our best ranked crappie jig product is also the one with the most individual pieces for the price. This is because the weighted heads are unskirted, and must therefore be customized with feathers or baits before you’re ready to fish!
However, this customizable nature makes it the perfect crappie jig option if you’re looking to boost your lead head supplies and want to be able to construct your own crappie jig with separate accessories.
What’s more, the quantity included makes it a very economical purchase that will help see you through the fishing season. Plus, you get a free storage box included, so you can finally get around to organizing your fishing supplies like you always wanted to!
We think this is the perfect starter kit for someone looking to get in to crappie fishing, or even the best supply booster for those who prefer the chance to add their own colors and accessories.
Our second highest rated crappie jig takes the form of a highly realistic minnow, which mimics live bait and will have the crappies chowing down on your hook in no time.
This 10 pack of minnows is reputedly excellent for jig trailers, spinner rigs, or bottom bouncing rigs. It comes pre-rigged and in a black shad color. This is perfect if you’re looking for a crappie jig with a less artificial appearance.
With it being such a small lure, only measuring in at two inches, it doesn’t cast very far. However, it’s compact and makes a great addition to anyone’s fishing tackle. Highly recommended.
Option three on our rankings is a return to the crappie jigs most probably know and love. This brightly colored, chartreuse and red iteration is the classic Marabou jig which crappie fishermen have favored for years.
This jig is small enough to fit neatly into anyone’s tackle, it’s cheap, and it’s effective – absolutely the best crappie jig for absolutely any fisherman (or woman) who wants great priced quality and crappie guaranteed!
If the chartreuse version isn’t up your alley, remember that Berkely offers a wide array of styles and colors to choose from: just our tips in this guide to help you select the right one.