The best crappie lure is the one that catches the most fish! Many fishermen find a crappie lure that works for them in one area and then stick with that lure every time. But crappie move around because they like to vary their diets – so you will want to vary your crappie lures. If you want to see the best crappie lures then you can see crappie fishing videos on many popular sites such as Youtube.
Crappie prefer live food and have been known to bypass lures that resemble dead food, so make sure that the crappie lure you use looks as much like a live minnow as possible. You may also want to keep the lure active – again so that it looks like a live minnow. Although if you are fishing in a river with a good current you may be able to let the water do the work.
Using a bright coloured lure is also a good idea with crappie, as they have excellent colour vision a crappie lure that catches their eye may be just the thing to interest them and make them bite.
Crappy are also a smaller fish with a fragile mouth so you will want to use ¼ oz or smaller sizes of pan fishing lures. A popular lure especially for beginning anglers or children is the Fish N Spin. This lure is primarily a crappie lure and is also good for catching bluegill, but it has also caught a wide variety of fish. You do not need to use any special or fancy techniques with this lure, just throw it out there and reel it in nice and slow.