You’d be shocked how many crappie get away from fisherman all over the country after the fish have been hooked. I’m willing to bet it happens to you at least a few times every time you go fishing. Here is our surefire Crappie Fishing Tips to limit your crappie “getaways”. Match your line color to the water your are fishing in. As a rule of thumb the cleaner the water is the more you need to disguise your line. Don’t try and “muscle” the fish after you set the hook…unless you want to brag about the fish lips hanging on your hook.