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Teaser-style rigs like the Booyah Boo Rig simulate the bait pods that crappie target.
Teaser-style rigs like the Booyah Boo Rig simulate the bait pods that crappie target.

Working single jigs over brush piles boasts a long history of crappie success, but consider this: For a hungry predatory, if one bait is good, then two is great and more is — well, you get the picture.

So locate a bunch of crappie over a brush pile, channel turn or any other point of attraction, and a mini-umbrella rig vertically presented creates a mighty appealing opportunity.

As Scroggins pointed out, proximity is critical.

“You want to keep (the umbrella rig) above the brush, so it doesn’t get down in there and get hung,” he said.

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