Author Topic: jigging lipless crankbaits for smallmouth  (Read 3254 times)

Offline ougot1

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 138
jigging lipless crankbaits for smallmouth
« on: Dec 27, 2016, 12:24 PM »
I was wondering if anyone uses some of their open water  lipless crankbaits under the ice for smallmouth. I was thinking of trying some 11/2'' - 2'' 1/8oz - 3/16 oz , the smallmouth here are by no means huge just thinking the profile and rattle wold wake them up and they would hit it.any advice would be appreciated    THANKS

Offline salmotrutta

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 765
Re: jigging lipless crankbaits for smallmouth
« Reply #1 on: Dec 29, 2016, 06:46 PM »
I have tried using Rat L Traps(1/8 oz)
 for largemouth a couple of times but did not stick to it very long.No success here but i believe they should work when the conditions are right.

Offline stripernut

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 3,779
  • Tight Lines!
Re: jigging lipless crankbaits for smallmouth
« Reply #2 on: Dec 29, 2016, 08:53 PM »
I have tried them and never did that well. Started using Chubby Darter and started cleaning up on both large and small mouth!

Offline Kevin23

  • Team IceShantyholic
  • ***
  • Posts: 7,239
Re: jigging lipless crankbaits for smallmouth
« Reply #3 on: Dec 31, 2016, 08:20 PM »
Rippin raps are what you want, UL and #5. Hard jig to attract them, then just rock it to get them to hit.
EYECONICFISHING

Offline river_scum

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 4,969
  • hook n cook
Re: jigging lipless crankbaits for smallmouth
« Reply #4 on: Jan 13, 2017, 01:36 PM »
been using rattle traps for years.  i put suspenda strips on them to make it sink and dive just rite. they call fish from a long ways away, and can be used to draw fish into tip-up set areas!

they will hit them believe me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6sqe0Wnzy8 the third fish that morning broke mine off. the rest caught on plastics nils and raps.
real fishermen don't ask "where you catch those"

OANN the real story

- member here since -2003- IN.

Offline slipperybob

  • Team IceShantyholic
  • ***
  • Posts: 6,317
  • LX5 or die...maybe extra battery.
Re: jigging lipless crankbaits for smallmouth
« Reply #5 on: Dec 02, 2017, 08:49 AM »
Yozuri 1/8th oz lipless cranks have a more tuned fall compared to Rat L Traps and Rapala's.  Just more options to choose from.
For more information read my MN nice journal

 



Iceshanty | MyFishFinder | MyHuntingForum
Contact | Disclaimer | Privacypolicy | Sponsor
© 1996- Iceshanty.com
All Rights Reserved.