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Offline PikeFisherman325

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What size?
« on: Nov 24, 2017, 08:27 PM »
I know it might be a personal preference, but what size lures do you guys use for crappies? Do you prefer bigger jigs and spoons, or smaller?

Offline spoofhoundicefisher

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Re: What size?
« Reply #1 on: Dec 06, 2017, 08:36 PM »
i start out with my favorites and adjust from there.  if they are hard to come by, meaning i can see them and they r just not biting i down size and change colors.  if that does not work i change lures.  if that does not work i just get drunk and enjoy the peace and quiet.

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Re: What size?
« Reply #2 on: Dec 07, 2017, 07:21 AM »
Thanks alot, this will definetly help me! And hopefully your getting drunk on soda!!! :)   :D

Offline UFCreel

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Re: What size?
« Reply #3 on: Dec 07, 2017, 08:49 AM »
Mostly use 3 and 4 mm Fiska's with a whip for the plastic.
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Offline bigstorm

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Re: What size?
« Reply #4 on: Dec 07, 2017, 05:12 PM »
I normally use a 4mm or 5mm jig with a 1.5" spiketail from VMC (or a similar sized plastic). I have used 1/16oz slender spoons with some luck as well but I swap out the small treble hook for a #10 shrimpo jig/plastic. I havent tried anything like a #4 Rippin Rap but I have heard some do well with those too

Offline Dave R

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Re: What size?
« Reply #5 on: Dec 09, 2017, 09:30 PM »
i start out with my favorites and adjust from there.  if they are hard to come by, meaning i can see them and they r just not biting i down size and change colors.  if that does not work i change lures.  if that does not work i just get drunk and enjoy the peace and quiet.

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Offline Swift

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Re: What size?
« Reply #6 on: Dec 10, 2017, 08:30 AM »
Whatever size it takes to imitate the basic forage they're after. 3mm or 4mm  Fiskas are the norm locally but don't underestimate 1/64 to 1/100 oz lead heads for a nice true horizontal presentation with #10 hooks with plastics.

Offline italianice77

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Re: What size?
« Reply #7 on: Dec 17, 2017, 09:55 AM »
mostly small spoons(1/8 and smaller) and jigs(size 8-14), but on waters with big crappie i'v caught them on 1/4 spoons.
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Offline slipperybob

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Re: What size?
« Reply #8 on: Dec 17, 2017, 11:17 AM »
Sometimes bigger to keep the runts from biting.  Sometimes smaller/smallest cuz only the big ones will snack on the smallest of lures.

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Offline IceholeHEN

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Re: What size?
« Reply #9 on: Dec 26, 2017, 09:35 PM »
I usually use a small diamond head mamooska. they work great

Offline Kevin23

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Re: What size?
« Reply #10 on: Jan 19, 2018, 09:30 PM »
Oh man, what a question. Sometimes it takes a 3mm tungsten with one spike or a micro plastic, sometimes it takes a w3 jigging rap with minnow head. All depends on the fish's mood.

Offline panfishman13

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Re: What size?
« Reply #11 on: Feb 01, 2018, 10:12 AM »
i usually go pretty small for crappies, even the really big ones. i usually rely on soft plastics though. haven't really tried spoons or rapalas while i'm on a crappie bite, but i've caught them on crankbaits and stuff in the summer, so theoretically, they'll hit the ice fishing equivalent to crankbaits in winter.

 



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