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Offline mt.redneck

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minnows for crappies
« on: Dec 28, 2013, 11:21 PM »
what size minnows do you guys like for crappies? I was thinking 3 inches or less but I've never used minnows for crappies before
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Offline TeeBugg

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Re: minnows for crappies
« Reply #1 on: Dec 29, 2013, 11:24 AM »
I like to use smaller ones. 3" or less. Seems as though if i get them bigger than that the fish wont touch them. Bass will but not crappies.

Offline slab daddy 518

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Re: minnows for crappies
« Reply #2 on: Dec 29, 2013, 01:13 PM »
I use fatheads most are smaller than 3in at the bait shop where I buy them.

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Re: minnows for crappies
« Reply #3 on: Dec 29, 2013, 03:07 PM »
I use fat heads also 1 1/2 to maybe 2 inch

Offline carpslayer93

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Re: minnows for crappies
« Reply #4 on: Dec 29, 2013, 10:00 PM »
Rosie reds under 2in here in Michigan's great sw. Rosie reds are fatheads that are orange with a white belly!!
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Offline Kevin23

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Re: minnows for crappies
« Reply #5 on: Dec 31, 2013, 10:26 PM »
1.5-2" and I use the smallest ones first.

Offline mt.redneck

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Re: minnows for crappies
« Reply #6 on: Dec 31, 2013, 11:24 PM »
thanks for the info guys, hope to catch a personal best crappie this Saturday. Hope to beat the 12 inch mark
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Re: minnows for crappies
« Reply #7 on: Jan 02, 2014, 01:32 PM »
deadstick small to med fatheads...jig with horizontal plastics that glow...tiny hooks with waxies.
i just know they will bite if i stay another hour.

Offline wish4fish

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Re: minnows for crappies
« Reply #8 on: Jan 18, 2014, 06:11 AM »
I like the small Rosie's too. Small enough that they can't rip it off by the tail and have to inhale it all

Offline Cphill72

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Re: minnows for crappies
« Reply #9 on: Jan 18, 2014, 10:13 PM »
I find I do better with fatheads than with shiners.

Offline FraBilKil

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Re: minnows for crappies
« Reply #10 on: Jan 27, 2014, 11:46 AM »
Emeralds, when available, are my confidence bait.

Offline razvy

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Re: minnows for crappies
« Reply #11 on: Jan 28, 2014, 05:46 AM »
Smallest I can find .
The thinner the ice, the more anxious is everyone to see whether it will bear.

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Re: minnows for crappies
« Reply #12 on: Feb 05, 2014, 08:01 PM »
I use pinners about an inch long up to medium that are 3".

Over that and I catch bass or pickerel.
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Offline perchslammer

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Re: minnows for crappies
« Reply #13 on: Jan 16, 2015, 07:07 AM »
rosies are the only way to go

Offline Van_Cleaver

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Re: minnows for crappies
« Reply #14 on: Jan 17, 2015, 03:16 PM »
I like fatheads in the 1.5-2" range. I always have out at least one dead stick while jigging. Last time I fished a good crappies lake and caught many more small ones than I ever had before. Though I jigged up a few solid 10-11 in fish, I had to think it was cause I was using very small fatheads, the only ones I could get my hands on.

Offline dirtyted

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Re: minnows for crappies
« Reply #15 on: Jan 17, 2015, 07:34 PM »
under 2" rosie reds are killer up here

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Re: minnows for crappies
« Reply #16 on: Jan 18, 2015, 02:50 PM »
Rosie reds here too. The smaller the better.
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Offline TIP DOWN BUD

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Re: minnows for crappies
« Reply #17 on: Jan 19, 2015, 04:53 AM »
I use Rosie red or fatheads. Smaller whole ones but if they get bigger then 2 inches I'll just use the head. Sometimes just the head works better if there not aggressive.

 



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