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What's the best crappie bait?

by , Posted to on 06/23/2010 6:41 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/24/2002
Location: ND
In your experience, what's the best crappie bait?  Live or artificial?  Minnows or worms?  Jigs or no jigs?
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Re: What's the best crappie bait?
by on 06/23/2010 8:29 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/21/2007
Location: ND
pink jig with a white twister tail sometimes tipped with a small minnow, if they are really active no minnow.
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Re: What's the best crappie bait?
by on 06/23/2010 10:52 PM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/27/2004
Location: ND
Green hair type jig under a bobber or plain hook & minnow under a bobber. Sure miss the glory days of Patterson Lake when I was a kid.
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Re: What's the best crappie bait?
by on 06/24/2010 04:50 AM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/08/2005
Location: ND
Depends on how active they are and at what depth.
When they are near the surface I have done best either with a small jig and minnow or a small spinner bait, have also caught them on cranks.
If they are deeper, and know where they are at, a jig with a minnow under a bobber.
If you find them at the right time of the year you can catch them on almost anything.
Re: What's the best crappie bait?
by on 06/24/2010 08:55 AM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
Thanks, it's been years since I've caught one.  Hoping to find some this week.  I used to use black/green black/blue tube jigs.
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Re: What's the best crappie bait?
by on 06/24/2010 09:38 AM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/11/2002
Location: ND
rhino, your avatar picture just gave me a chubby.  damn, that is nice.

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Re: What's the best crappie bait?
by on 06/24/2010 10:02 AM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 06/27/2005
Location: ND
The Crappie Magnet.  If  you don't know about it, google it.  I used one down in Nashville, TN and then up in Minnesota.  They are amazing.

 
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Re: What's the best crappie bait?
by on 06/24/2010 10:38 AM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
GG, it is nice isn't it!  :)  Wish I could run into that out fishing!

Stringerfull, I'll have to check that out.
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Re: What's the best crappie bait?
by on 06/24/2010 11:13 AM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/11/2002
Location: ND
Yeah I would be fishing with a bare hook with her in the boat with me...I wouldn't want any distractions

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Re: What's the best crappie bait?
by on 06/24/2010 11:38 AM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/29/2009
Location: ND
ggenthusiast Said:
Yeah I would be fishing with a bare hook with her in the boat with me...I wouldn't want any distractions

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Re: What's the best crappie bait?
by on 06/24/2010 4:18 PM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/29/2002
Location: ND

This time of year casting 1/8th ounce jig with twister.  Pre-post spawn, slip bobbers with plain hook and crappie minnow.  sight fishing 1/32 tube jigs.   Vary presentation to time of year/body of water.

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Re: What's the best crappie bait?
by on 06/24/2010 4:32 PM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
Wish I could do some sight fishing but the Jamestown Reservoir looks like diarrhea.
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Re: What's the best crappie bait?
by on 06/25/2010 00:21 AM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 03/25/2010
Location: ND
mister twisters or malibue jigs.
 
Re: What's the best crappie bait?
by on 06/28/2010 09:40 AM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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I wonder if they are moving deeper now.
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Re: What's the best crappie bait?
by on 09/17/2010 2:15 PM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/06/2010
Location: ND
I feel you on the jamestown res looking like poop. It was stupid last night I kept fishing for crappie and breaking off with carp and northerns.... I am to prude to move up any more than 4lb test and tiny jigs or chunks of worm either
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