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Offline TeeBugg

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too big of a buckshot spoon?
« on: Jan 22, 2014, 12:09 PM »
is this size too big for crappie?

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Re: too big of a buckshot spoon?
« Reply #1 on: Jan 22, 2014, 12:10 PM »
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Re: too big of a buckshot spoon?
« Reply #2 on: Jan 22, 2014, 01:39 PM »
Looks about right to start, they'll let you know by their actions. At times they may want something bigger, at others maybe half that size, depends on their mood at the time. Be prepared for their mood to change in a heartbeat, gets bizarre sometimes on what they're into at that moment. I'd work on that hook a little, change or sharpen

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Re: too big of a buckshot spoon?
« Reply #3 on: Jan 22, 2014, 01:42 PM »
Gonna tip it with spikes or minnow heads or tails or whatever works!

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Re: too big of a buckshot spoon?
« Reply #4 on: Jan 22, 2014, 02:33 PM »
nope..same ones i use,i tip all 3 hooks with red sparkle crappie nuggets..ive caught every kind  fish on that set up,but sometimes crappie like stuff alittle smaller ...but i have caught them with the buckshot...but more so with a ratso with gulf fish fry plastics.
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Re: too big of a buckshot spoon?
« Reply #5 on: Jan 22, 2014, 02:36 PM »
  nope. but the hook looks old i would change that. i use the same one with a red hook on oneida and it works fine when they are bitting good.
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Re: too big of a buckshot spoon?
« Reply #6 on: Jan 22, 2014, 02:45 PM »
Will do on the hook change. Got some extras!

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Re: too big of a buckshot spoon?
« Reply #7 on: Jan 22, 2014, 02:50 PM »
 are you gonna use it on honeoye ?  pimple s used to work the best for me there. and do you no if bob conway is still around ?
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Re: too big of a buckshot spoon?
« Reply #8 on: Jan 22, 2014, 08:05 PM »
are you gonna use it on honeoye ?  pimple s used to work the best for me there. and do you no if bob conway is still around ?

Might try it on honeoye, but first ill try it at local pond for crappie an gills.

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Re: too big of a buckshot spoon?
« Reply #9 on: Jan 29, 2014, 06:44 AM »
The 1/16th and 1/8th are about perfect for crappies. I used the 1/16th the other day and caught a nice bunck of them. I also use them with a Hali dropper chain and think that works even better.

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Re: too big of a buckshot spoon?
« Reply #10 on: Feb 05, 2014, 08:02 PM »
  nope. but the hook looks old i would change that. i use the same one with a red hook on oneida and it works fine when they are bitting good.

+1, change the hook, it is too far gone for a good sharpening.
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Re: too big of a buckshot spoon?
« Reply #11 on: Feb 13, 2014, 09:56 PM »
That size looks good its the same size I use
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Re: too big of a buckshot spoon?
« Reply #12 on: Mar 17, 2014, 08:07 PM »
I did well with a Rattling Varmint yesterday; similar size and shape. Usually I swap out the treble for a dropper chain and size 8 Gami or similar hook. Handy when uninvited guests show up....

That's a forage minnow in the pic, with a chain dropper; it did well on crappie yesterday as well.

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Re: too big of a buckshot spoon?
« Reply #13 on: Mar 26, 2014, 08:52 AM »
  nope. but the hook looks old i would change that.

X2. This is just about right for catching the decent sized crappie in my area. It weeds out alot of the 6-8" ers
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Re: too big of a buckshot spoon?
« Reply #14 on: Jan 22, 2016, 06:21 PM »
thats a nice pickerel!
real fishermen don't ask where you caught them.

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Re: too big of a buckshot spoon?
« Reply #15 on: Jan 23, 2016, 02:17 AM »
Be surprised when there's a crappie that will bite a one ounce spoon. 

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