One of the number one crappie topics
that everyone likes to discuss at these events is structure. We all know crappie love
structure; crappie fishermen have been throwing all sorts
of miscellaneous items into the lake for years. I
myself have used just about everything you can image for crappie structure, over the last 20 years.
For the past two years, I have been using the MossBack Fish Attractors, and I have been blown away by the success that I have personally had with them. During my seminars, I’ve been asked multiple times about the advantages of the Mossback Fish Attractor.
The biggest advantage I see is the way they are constructed. The surface
of the MossBack resembles the look and feel of real tree bark, which helps algae grow at a faster rate. This helps attract baitfish alot sooner than slick PVC. Another great feature in my opinion is the ease of assembly. The branches simply slide into the
base; no glue is used so you don’t have to worry
about spilling glue on the deck of your boat. This product has been well thought out by fishermen!
Another question is about proper location.
For the most part, in our home state of Missouri; the standing timber is still visible creating a great year-round spot for
crappie to live in. In the last 2 years we have had great success by placing a MossBack Fish Attractor next to the existing
visible standing timber. We have gone to our favorite trees and placed a MossBack about 10′ away from the
tree. By doing this, it has allowed us to roll up to the tree, fish it, then turn and drop our jigs right down the Mossback.
To anyone watching, it may appear that we are simply fishing the tree because they aren’t aware of the MossBack
we placed! The MossBack mimics a standing piece of timber that is below the waterline, creating our own crappie condos!
This is a huge advantage to a crappie tournament angler like myself; its just like having
your own spot! With the new MossBack base, it ensures that the rack is standing up vertically, exactly the way I want it.
One repeat question I have been asked over
the last three weeks is, “Should the MossBack be placed in the lake vertical or horizontal?”.
With my experience, both ways are effective. On our home water, we have had great success with both but the vertical positions seem to work best in
deeper water, 10’ or greater. The horizontal placement seems to work best when
placed in less than 10’ of water. The vertical placement has proven to be the best year round MossBack, and the
horizontal seems to be a killer in the spring time for me. Bottom line is, there is not a bad location as long as it’s
in the Lake!
The most important thing to remember, you
won’t catch any slab crappie out of a MossBack Fish Attractor if you don’t purchase
one yourself, and get it into the lake!
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