Fishing for Big Crappie with Swimbaits

5-Apr, 2021
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Spring crappie fishing on Jimmy Houston's lake using swimbaits, jerk baits and some traditional crappie jigs to catch black crappie in shallow grass lines during pre spawn.
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Justin Rackley, known as Lakeforkguy in the fishing world, creates fishing and outdoor videos on youtube and other social platforms. LFG provides fishing tips and techniques for mostly largemouth bass fisheries but also travels to other freshwater and saltwater fishing spots to explore new fish species and fishing techniques to help you catch more fish. Lakeforkguy likes to hang out on any fishing vessel or go bank fishing with his other UZworld Fishing friends and vlog with his Wife Stephanie AKA Ocean Spoon Girl and french bulldog Winston.
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  • Golden Crispy hunter

    RhinoJoe OutdoorsRhinoJoe Outdoors2 kun oldin
  • Awesome video I love watching

    Deborah MaultsbyDeborah Maultsby4 kun oldin
  • You should do a video on the best overall gear ratio for casting reels

    Blake. YBlake. Y10 kun oldin
  • Biggest crappie I ever caught was on a spook

    Braeden SimpsonBraeden Simpson13 kun oldin
  • The lies and the grift gets old, the ones I once loved have turned to grift and lies, sad ole day!!!

    andrew richardsonandrew richardson16 kun oldin
  • Black Crappie are probably one of my the prettiest freshwater fish, I am a sucker for the brown/rainbows too though

    Crazy Hand GrowsCrazy Hand Grows16 kun oldin
  • How is Chris, Jimmy's wife doing? I saw a video where she had some medical issues.

    Daniel BenedictDaniel Benedict16 kun oldin
  • my homie got a 2 pound crappie throwing a small white keitech the method works

    Parker JohnsonParker Johnson19 kun oldin
  • You are an excellent fisherman, catch a lot of big fish, congratulations, this place is incredible, it has many beautiful fish.👍🎣🐟😊

    Fishing DohaRFishing DohaR20 kun oldin
  • NIceeeee!!! Black crappie game soooo strongggg ! ! ! ! !

    LAWAI'A BROSLAWAI'A BROS22 kun oldin
  • Crappie have to be the best fish to catch!

    Stonepost FishingStonepost Fishing22 kun oldin
  • Just moved here from NY always fished saltwater but now liking fishing crappies n catfish don’t own bout but need from shore spots please help me out also liking video ur crushing it keep up great vids, thanks.

    Robert CaldroneRobert Caldrone22 kun oldin
  • Still no crappie here around KCMO, think we caught them all last year...caught an 8lb walleye, a 12lb channel cat, and a 4lb large so far though! Haven't seen anyone else catch a fish if that says anything lol. Surface temp is still 56F here in Blue Springs, MO.

    ChrisChris22 kun oldin
  • Love all of your fishing vids but NOTHING tops your crappie catch/cook vids

    PG TaePG Tae23 kun oldin
  • I had a dream last night I caught a 13lb large mouth on zinger with a crack n craw

    Grab-A- SkilletGrab-A- Skillet23 kun oldin
  • Kills me to see him toss them back in the water. Crappie are too damn tasty to toss back.

    Wet Hook FeverWet Hook Fever24 kun oldin

    Saucy FishermanSaucy Fisherman24 kun oldin
  • Jimmy prayers go.Out to your fat

    Billy BillySBilly BillyS24 kun oldin
  • Good lort. I could taste those fish

    glbjr309glbjr30925 kun oldin
  • When you are reeling a fish in, when you get them to the boat why do you steer them left right left right?

    Blacktooth GamingBlacktooth Gaming26 kun oldin
  • Congratulations brother.!!! So happy for you. Love from Australia.. One lucky boy being born into your house of love.

    Mr J.S.Mr J.S.26 kun oldin
  • @lakeforkguy what is the best rod in greendot te gold series for pan fishing? Looking for a really nice ultra light for slip bobber fishing

    Matt AltmanMatt Altman26 kun oldin
  • Awesome

    Jackson StroupJackson Stroup26 kun oldin
  • Dude so happy for you and Stef. Congrats buddy!

    Daniel ConwayDaniel Conway26 kun oldin
  • "I'll fish this mornin on Jimmy Houston's lake its a good tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime." LOL

    Pillow PantsPillow Pants26 kun oldin
  • It bothers me that I can't say "CONGRATZ ON BABY BOY!!!" on yer Family channel...So I came here to say it. Your a GREAT Dad, God made a good choice to give you another Baby.

    James CurtisJames Curtis26 kun oldin
  • Rip dmx

    Alberto Knot Alberto KnotAlberto Knot Alberto Knot26 kun oldin
  • Living in AZ, I really miss N. Tx Crappie fishing. Thanks.

    T & A Outdoor Stories With Terry and AllenT & A Outdoor Stories With Terry and Allen27 kun oldin
  • I’ve caught three crappie 4 to 4.03 and including those three 21 3+ pounders and every single one of em we’re hanging with 13 to 15 inch fish. I’ve got a lot of taxidermy crappies lol.

    Josh McElroyJosh McElroy27 kun oldin
  • 6:50 trying so hard to be like richard gene

    kk27 kun oldin
  • Great video

    Michael leadyMichael leady27 kun oldin
  • My heart just broke when you dropped that big one

    HarmonyHarmony27 kun oldin
  • LLF comments are shut off again? SOOOOOO happy to hear the news officially. Wasn't happy that Jimmy scooped you, but giving what he's going through currently, no worries. Wish you and OSG the best, and Jimmy Houston as well.

    Sam BrooksSam Brooks27 kun oldin
  • Congrats on being a father again. Enjoy them while their little, they arent little long.

    Nobody KnowsNobody Knows27 kun oldin
  • The ill-fated samurai corroboratively rub because reminder greely admit midst a acid kale. impartial, steady shade

    Marcus FenixMarcus Fenix27 kun oldin
  • Hey man just watched the lake life video and just wanted to say your family makes me smile. Been watching you for a long time and it's been cool to see it all. Congrats man. You are truly blessed.

    Carl DeweseCarl Dewese27 kun oldin
  • Ben is a Hebrew name meaning son, congrats guys!!!!

    Ben AdamBen Adam27 kun oldin
  • I like to fish barbless. Less damage to the fish and more sporting. But if I was hunting for a three pound Crappie I would want a barb and if I'm fishing for food I may use a barb. Great vid LFG.

    Jack StrawJack Straw27 kun oldin
  • 0:50 you think he knows there are deer behind him?

    Andrew GoldermannAndrew Goldermann28 kun oldin
  • Bro, so close to a mil

    Hooks to AntlersHooks to Antlers28 kun oldin
  • Damn.. prayers to the Houston family

    burque bassinburque bassin28 kun oldin
  • Lol gotta try the bobber method put it right next to the grass and pop it a few times they will come out that grass an smoke it just like swiming it by them but your in the strike zone wayy longer u can entice those other ones that a finicky

    StAmant FishingStAmant Fishing28 kun oldin
  • For anyone who knows Mr Jimmy Houston please pray for his family. LFG keep up the good work

    Kevin TateKevin Tate28 kun oldin
  • You the man

    Steve HSteve H28 kun oldin
  • 🙏🙏🙏 thats all i can

    Sebastian XaysanasySebastian Xaysanasy28 kun oldin
  • LFG needs to put out an album with all of his little fishing jingles!

    SidSid28 kun oldin
  • So lucky man. That man is a legend in the bass fishing world!

    C.E.C OUTDOORSC.E.C OUTDOORS28 kun oldin
  • Love the song at 14.26. It's like you're inside my head.

    rhettg24rhettg2429 kun oldin
  • Please say a prayer for Jimmy Houston and his wife. She had a major stroke and brain aneurysm.

    Ben TBen T29 kun oldin
  • have you heard about jimmys wife!!!??!?

    Logan CornwellLogan Cornwell29 kun oldin
  • You’re the man LFG! Man I love these crappie videos

    Dillon MurphyDillon Murphy29 kun oldin
  • Get LFG to a million! Best fisherman in the Googan squad he deserves to be there. Really he deserves many many more!

    Steven ReepSteven Reep29 kun oldin
  • I ended up catching a 8.4 pound bass this past Saturday. 3/16 white rooster tail. My personal best now. Love your videos

    Kyle ReinholdKyle Reinhold29 kun oldin
  • Do a night time fishing with minnows and lights 👍

    Lee ChangLee Chang29 kun oldin
  • As usual, I look for my daily dosage of LFG. Beautiful black crappies in JH's lake. Missing were the deep-fried crispies.

    Bernie DiazBernie Diaz29 kun oldin
  • 🙏 ok folks, prayers up for Jimmy & Christine Houston!

    Ken CobbKen Cobb29 kun oldin
  • Great video man. Love watching you and seeing how god healed you. I pray he can do the same for mr. Jimmy’s wife Chris.

    Pat IndvikPat Indvik29 kun oldin
  • That hook is pretty big for crappie fishing

    KC YangKC Yang29 kun oldin
  • 13:44 LFG finally catches a crappie

    Chris GordonChris Gordon29 kun oldin
  • Looks good bud!

    DeadHeadLunkersLoungeDeadHeadLunkersLounge29 kun oldin
  • LFG the crappie king 👑🎣‼️

    Mystic PhoenixMystic Phoenix29 kun oldin
    • I ain't ever seen richard throw a jerk bait for a crappie and there's a reason

      Kenton FranksKenton Franks12 kun oldin
    • @CatchWhatBites I'm talkin' bout wooooooooooooooo

      Scott LScott L22 kun oldin
    • Lfg is a hammer but Richard gene the fishing machine though

      CatchWhatBitesCatchWhatBites29 kun oldin
  • 11:01 Puke

    Matthew MMatthew M29 kun oldin
  • Great video Lfg as always

    Kenny CarderKenny Carder29 kun oldin
  • Getting closer and closer to 1 million! LETS GO LFG. You are the man!

    Kyle O'ConnorKyle O'Connor29 kun oldin
  • Let’s make it to that 1mil!

    Lalee VangLalee Vang29 kun oldin
  • Going Crappie fishing is what the problem is. You caught BASS. NOW, if you had gone fishing for say, Gaspergoo's you would have most likely caught more Crappies!

    RK Harm24RK Harm2429 kun oldin
  • More crappie and sand bass videos!!! ❤️❤️🙏🙏

    West LeeWest Lee29 kun oldin
  • More crappie and sand bass videos!!! ❤️❤️🙏🙏

    West LeeWest Lee29 kun oldin
  • 37 Crappie / day limit on the lakes up here in Oklahoma, our freezer is constantly full of Crappie.

    B CB COy oldin
  • Great vid lfg. Just some friendly info. Male crappie both in black and white are the ones that get really dark during the spawn. It's called getting there tuxedo on. The females stay lighter in color. keeping there normal colors basically.

    Jay LJay LOy oldin
  • Which is better tasting the white or the black crappie????

    michael chathammichael chathamOy oldin
  • Go watch my awesome video, you won’t regret it👍🙏😁

  • I would say that micro was a flair fish.... but flair doesn't fish anymore

    Phillip HollandPhillip HollandOy oldin
  • 17:27 nooo

    Turppa21Turppa21Oy oldin
  • I’ve never seen someone freak out so calmly 😂😂😂 love these vids

    Bc_outdoors22Bc_outdoors22Oy oldin
  • Well you lost that beast because you do that whole Bill Dance flip them back and forth like you do. Not sure why you think you need to switch directions when you are fighting fish like that. Especially with barbless hooks?

    Brian HildebrandBrian HildebrandOy oldin
  • I love bass fishing but my second favorite is crappy it always will be man great to see some begins on the boat

    Greg ColquittGreg ColquittOy oldin
  • Fishes with Jimmy one day and now sounds like a 70yr old man landing fish. Lmao. Side note.. Try an 1/8oz owner flashy swimmer 1/0. Its what i use in my pond for bigger crappie bites.

    Jessee HuJessee HuOy oldin
  • im tryna go an smack em w a 2.8 keitech on a coolbaits underspin

    Turppa21Turppa21Oy oldin
  • Great video love Crappie fishing

    Torrey ArmstrongTorrey ArmstrongOy oldin
  • Crappies + swim baits = deadlyyyyy

  • it hurts my soul watching you throw those delicious crispies back in the water! lol good for conservation, bad for my mental health lol!!

    John GabrielJohn GabrielOy oldin
  • Big fish, okee

    Wahyu SantiosaWahyu SantiosaOy oldin
  • It is a dream of mine to go crappie fishing with LFG. I love bass fishing, all fishing really, but crappie fishing is my all time favorite fishing. Keep doing what you do sir you are an absolute legend.

    Trenton CutchallTrenton CutchallOy oldin
  • Cripples

    Logan JohnsonLogan JohnsonOy oldin
  • Gosh watching these videos, living in Michigan, teases me a little bit cuz I'm waiting for the water temperatures to rise a little bit more. are bass are not quite biting great. YET! Lfg you're the best angular 2 watch in my opinion oh, because you go out there you show us the process of figuring out a lake and then you hammer down baby let's go!!! you're about to hit your 1 million Mark soon. hoping you have something big planned for that.

    Coop AloopCoop AloopOy oldin
  • Great video friend. God bless all here.

    comiketigercomiketigerOy oldin
  • Wow to be fishing where big bass are a nuisance! 😜😛😜🤓

    comiketigercomiketigerOy oldin
  • Come to California and fish Clearlake and our Delta.....

    Ryan DouganRyan DouganOy oldin
  • My goodness those are some gorgeous fish!

    amorton94amorton94Oy oldin
  • I haven't bought any googan baits or merch, but I'd buy a LFG Crappie Box. Just sayin!

    amorton94amorton94Oy oldin
  • I love how disappointed you sounded every bass lol

    Kevin ByersKevin ByersOy oldin
  • Lmao LFG man that last crappie you’re caught I wish I could say “yeah not that big of a crappie but a nice one” plop throws it into the water hahaha that was a slab of a crappie so if you’re saying that you’ve been blessed with tank crappie then but man I’ve only caught two crappie in my life time and that was kinda in accident we were bass fishing and we wanted crappie to eat but don’t really know how to target them so I drifted a rod off the back while we bass fished with a crappie jig on it let it hit the bottom reeled up a couple cranks so it wouldn’t snag the bottom and take my rod outa the boat but yeah let it drift and just watch it while you bass fish lol I happen to look back and my rod was bent I reeled it in and it was a 17in slab black crappie so then I started casting around third cast in I caught another 16in but it was a white crappie then after that nothing and that was a few years ago lol so I still need to learn to target crappie like I do bass idk where they go what they do or what they like really when it comes to cover and what not but I learned today they like little swimbaits and apparently jerkbaits lol would have never guessed a jerk bait for a crappie but anyways awesome vid LFG keep up the amazing work man we all appreciate what you do 🙏🙏🙏

    Lumpiest of ColesLumpiest of ColesOy oldin
  • 14:27 close you’re eyes it sounds way different

    Jesse VowellJesse VowellOy oldin
  • I was fishing a reservoir in Virginia years ago. Going for stripers. Throwing a 6 inch swimbait. First bite was an 18 inch crappie . 4 lbs 2oz. Next cast 19 inch 4 lb.5 oz. Crappie. Then it was over. I kept trolling around that spot throwing my swimbait for another hour . Nothing more. Those 2 made an awesome mount on some driftwood. It was pure luck. I'm sure I'll never get a bigger one.

    Adam SmithAdam SmithOy oldin
  • When you getting your own ranch with a private lake or pond like some of the other Googans. I could definitely see you managing a property to it's fullest potential. It would be awesome to raise a child it that environment

    Slot CoupleSlot CoupleOy oldin
  • Interesting fishing ! Thank you from Russia !

    На рыбалку с ИванычемНа рыбалку с ИванычемOy oldin
  • I'd give anything to go Crappie fishing. A little Catch and Cook at the camp site. Its been 15 years the last time I got to go Crappie fishing. Military life's pretty much taking everything from me.

    Nick MNick MOy oldin
    • Thank you for your service!

      Steve schislerSteve schislerOy oldin
  • For the 11 ppl who hit the thumbs down,please take a long look at your humanity

    datruth hurtsdatruth hurtsOy oldin
  • I learned from the best, Jimmy Houston, Hank Parker, Bill Dance and Roland Martin. You were in the company of giants. Consider yourself lucky.

    Loren O'ConnorLoren O'ConnorOy oldin