Author Topic: hooking minnows on jigs  (Read 1030 times)

Offline Salmonquest

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hooking minnows on jigs
« on: Dec 29, 2016, 12:36 PM »
I am new to crappie fishing as a species but I've stumbled on to some lakes with some real slabs.

I usually only fish minnows on tip ups or single hook dead sticking.

How do you hook minnows on jigs? Through the top lip, or along the back?

I had on a Hali (small chain with single hook) and hooked through back. Just seemed hooking through mouth is more natural action.


 Size jigs, traditional vs. horizontal jigs work better?

Thanks for all the help guys. I know it's "fishin" but trying to put my kids on more fish. Caught two little ones. Guy next to us had some absolute slabs.



Offline Dave R

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Re: hooking minnows on jigs
« Reply #1 on: Dec 29, 2016, 01:55 PM »
I use vertical jigs and hook them behind the dorsal fin, being careful not to hook them in the spine. I don't think the color of the jig matters much.

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Re: hooking minnows on jigs
« Reply #2 on: Dec 29, 2016, 02:18 PM »
Vertical jig they get hooked in front of the dorsal fin, with hook tip facing forward to the head. On horizontal jigs through the lips or even through the head.
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Re: hooking minnows on jigs
« Reply #3 on: Dec 29, 2016, 05:19 PM »
Thanks guys. I'll give that a whirl.

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Re: hooking minnows on jigs
« Reply #4 on: Feb 06, 2017, 08:15 PM »
It's more like if I'm missing hook set then I change up where to put the hook on the minnow.

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