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Offline ougot1

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lipless crankbaits for crappie ?
« on: Nov 29, 2022, 01:00 PM »
I saw a video of crappie being caught on yo zuri mini vibes and am wondering  if small lipless crankbaitswould be to large for crappie ? any thoughts ?

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Re: lipless crankbaits for crappie ?
« Reply #1 on: Nov 29, 2022, 02:39 PM »
I fish with a #3 ultra light rippin rap for crappies. I use mono with a #10 snap and swivel so I can quickly change lures or colors. You can direct tie to the lure if you prefer. I have another rod rigged with a fiskas or similar jig for a second option if the crappie refuses to take the rap.

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Re: lipless crankbaits for crappie ?
« Reply #2 on: Nov 29, 2022, 03:08 PM »
 Lots of cross over lures for many different species , nothing wrong with thinking out side the box , you’d be surprised 😉
 

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Re: lipless crankbaits for crappie ?
« Reply #3 on: Nov 29, 2022, 04:40 PM »
I have been known to rip a small lipless crank bait in my lakes basin and mud flats for crappie and perch ...mostly to call them in ..not my go to though.
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Re: lipless crankbaits for crappie ?
« Reply #4 on: Nov 29, 2022, 04:47 PM »
Based on this small pumpkinseed, I'd say yes  ;) Yo Zuri rattle n vibe.

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Re: lipless crankbaits for crappie ?
« Reply #5 on: Nov 29, 2022, 05:32 PM »
Been getting them for years on Salmo Chubby Darters;

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Re: lipless crankbaits for crappie ?
« Reply #6 on: Nov 29, 2022, 05:37 PM »
Nice slab you got there stripernut....
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Re: lipless crankbaits for crappie ?
« Reply #7 on: Nov 29, 2022, 07:32 PM »
Now that the micro versions of lipless crankbaits have become available, yes crappies will bite them. 
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Re: lipless crankbaits for crappie ?
« Reply #8 on: Nov 30, 2022, 12:35 PM »
the smallest size #3 rapala rippin raps work very well ...perch,stocker trout, pikerel and bass will all smack them too.  only negative is you dealing with double treble hooks

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Re: lipless crankbaits for crappie ?
« Reply #9 on: Nov 30, 2022, 12:40 PM »
I have been known to rip a small lipless crank bait in my lakes basin and mud flats for crappie and perch ...mostly to call them in ..not my go to though.

Same, call them in with all the flash and movement of a lipless then offer a more subtle option once they've come looking... Unless of coarse they smash the lipless then I'll keep working it but the ole bait and switch seems more productive in my waters...
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Re: lipless crankbaits for crappie ?
« Reply #10 on: Nov 30, 2022, 02:52 PM »
the smallest size #3 rapala rippin raps work very well ...perch,stocker trout, pikerel and bass will all smack them too.  only negative is you dealing with double treble hooks

Yes these work good for crappie and perch around here

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Re: lipless crankbaits for crappie ?
« Reply #11 on: Dec 01, 2022, 09:57 AM »
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Re: lipless crankbaits for crappie ?
« Reply #12 on: Dec 01, 2022, 12:31 PM »
Some other smaller offerings comes from:

Eurotackle: Z-Viber and Z-Viber Micro

Kenders. K-rip and alternative T-rip.

13 Fishing: Micro Magic Man both in 1" and 1.5" sizes.

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