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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #40 on: Jan 23, 2016, 10:41 PM »
there is no right or wrong answer for this. the fish will tell you what they want. this one lake I fish I normally fish it with a size 12 Glow Red Clam Drop Jig and euro larva but this last time I was out there the fish were there but they have been so pressured by people that they shut off to live baits and would only take plastics when presented in a finesse manner. if you are not catching them one way don't be afraid to change it up and try something else. when they are in a negative mood you will need to use a more finesse presentation. slow down your jigging, down size your hook, try plastics, use a spring bobber rod. 
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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #41 on: Jan 23, 2016, 11:19 PM »
I bring a variety of lures...I will use a variety of spoons, but the one I mostly use is a Northland Forage Minnow spoon.   I guess it was what my buddy recommend to me.

I will say my favorite is probably a those Kastmaster spoons and all the copy cat version of them.

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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #42 on: Jan 28, 2016, 11:53 AM »
Well after reading this thread it sounds like Crappie will hit just about anything and everything--except whatever I'm using.   ;D

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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #43 on: Feb 03, 2016, 01:03 PM »
Phreds phuzzy chironomid....you didn't hear it from me.. @)

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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #44 on: Oct 09, 2016, 06:56 PM »
My go to crappie bait is 3 in reins bubble shaker with 1/16th oz jig
Biggest Crappie 17 1/2 "

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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #45 on: Nov 20, 2016, 01:15 PM »
1/12 ounce kastmaster tipped with a waxie  for me.
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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #46 on: Dec 20, 2016, 05:44 PM »
smallest slender spoon & minnow head, or small fiska & spikes  ;)

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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #47 on: Dec 24, 2016, 02:19 PM »
They have hit on so many different combos for me..i cant say that i have a "go to" lure. Seems like everything lately in my box has been a dud. Maybe a trip to the jig store for xmas is what the doctor ordered.
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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #48 on: Dec 26, 2016, 04:39 AM »
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I still say Boss Spoons...
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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #49 on: Jan 16, 2017, 02:16 PM »
Had great luck two weeks ago on a VMC Tingler spoon tipped with powerbait honey worms. However, lately my luck is off or the crappie have lock jaw or there are none left in the lake (why I am reading this thread).

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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #50 on: Jan 20, 2017, 01:10 PM »
Last month, I had a lot of luck with those Hali jigs tipped with spikes.  Recently, they have been hammering 1/8 slender spoon with spikes.  Needless to say that you have to be ready to change bait until you find it.
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