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Best crappie lure/bait?
« on: Oct 20, 2014, 07:08 PM »
Whats your go to Crappie slayer? 1/16 Slender spoon tipped with minnowhead for me

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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #1 on: Oct 20, 2014, 08:09 PM »
boss spoon with or without a waxxie kills them!
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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #2 on: Nov 02, 2014, 06:12 PM »
Small ice jigs and tube jigs with crappie nibbles.

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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #3 on: Nov 02, 2014, 06:46 PM »
Typically I use a tungsten horizontal with a waxie.  Bought couple PK preditor spoons and they look great.   Try some #2 jigging raps. 
Small ice jigs and tube jigs with crappie nibbles.
You have good luck with crappie nibbles?   Never great luck.

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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #4 on: Nov 02, 2014, 07:20 PM »
I dont use them unless the fish have lockjaw, but yea I have had good luck with them and the power bait spooge in the plastic bottle.

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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #5 on: Nov 02, 2014, 07:58 PM »
Slender spoon tipped with spikes.

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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #6 on: Nov 02, 2014, 08:55 PM »
Northland Forage Minnow tipped with a minnow head. 
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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #7 on: Nov 04, 2014, 01:25 PM »
This past ice season I found jigging raps to be a very effective crappie lure. No need to tip them with any bait. Only problem is that LM bass love them too. Seemed like everytime I would graph a bass it would hit the lure.

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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #8 on: Nov 04, 2014, 02:00 PM »
k&e vertical jig with a minnow hooked in the back or a light wire Aberdeen hook and some split shot.  the spacing on the split shot depend on the aggressiveness of the crappie the more aggressive they are the further away from the hook they need to be. start out .5 foot apart and see if you can fine tune it from there.  move it two to four inches at a time.  if they don't hit right away when you move them apart move them closer together. the less aggressive crappie will come in and hit slow moving minnows they don't have to chase as hard!     by the book crappie wisdom and the book ice fishing secrets i got them from half.com for around .75 cent plus 3.25 shipping... there produced by in fishermen  if wondering??

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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #9 on: Nov 05, 2014, 08:41 AM »
This past ice season I found jigging raps to be a very effective crappie lure. No need to tip them with any bait. Only problem is that LM bass love them too. Seemed like everytime I would graph a bass it would hit the lure.
How is this a problem?

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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #10 on: Nov 05, 2014, 08:43 AM »
boss spoon with or without a waxxie kills them!

Where can I see a boss spoon?

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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #11 on: Nov 05, 2014, 01:17 PM »
How is this a problem?

Don't get me wrong 2-3lb bass are fun to catch but I was more interested in trying to catch crappies. One day I caught around 9 within a half hour and had to move just to get away from them. For some reason a jigging rap to a bass is like cat nip to a cat. They just go crazy for it.

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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #12 on: Nov 05, 2014, 02:39 PM »
I just watched a fishing show and they were catching crappies on 1/24th ounce Kastmasters.  I think they are produced now by Uncle Josh (Beaver Dam).  Those look like another good crappie option. 
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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #13 on: Nov 05, 2014, 03:59 PM »
Where can I see a boss spoon?
if you want to know more pm me for contact info.
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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #14 on: Nov 09, 2014, 06:05 PM »
 A tungsten jig with a Minnow seems to work really good.

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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #15 on: Nov 25, 2014, 09:04 PM »
Tungsten 4 or 5 mm with plastics, when theyre aggresive, small spoons.

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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #16 on: Nov 29, 2014, 12:57 AM »
For me the best has been a custom jigs and spins demon with a minnow.

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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #17 on: Nov 29, 2014, 11:40 PM »
here is the hand made jig i make and paint... also the second picture is of the custom jig and spins tails i use in combination with a minnow hooked in the back. that's what i use or a Aberdeen hook and some split shots with minnows...

 





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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #18 on: Dec 09, 2014, 10:13 PM »
Perch pattern Hali tipped with a waxie during the day and a perch pattern glow frostee with waxie at dusk into the dark.
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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #19 on: Dec 13, 2014, 05:54 PM »
I've whacked them on the smallest castmasters they make up to the 1/8th ozers. I like the silver and blue combo tipped with perch meat. Nuclear ants and swedish pimples are deadly too!

 

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