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perchgypsy

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live bait or not
« on: Mar 04, 2016, 09:33 PM »
How many of you fisherman never bring live  bait when targeting crappie?
I almost alway have minnows but last yr did real well on small plastics...nice not to be messing with minnows if you just don't need to be

centerpinjosh

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Re: live bait or not
« Reply #1 on: Mar 04, 2016, 11:06 PM »
Most time I just bring along some waxies but as of late gulp minnows are my go to for basically any panfish

perchgypsy

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Re: live bait or not
« Reply #2 on: Mar 05, 2016, 06:12 AM »
Seems around here if I have a hot bite I just switch to plastic but if not I just  use bobber and minnow
think I'm going with two rods this yr one with minnow one with jig
I use bucktails
and small plastics

creekside

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Re: live bait or not
« Reply #3 on: Mar 23, 2016, 10:22 AM »
We did a live bait test last summer. Had 4 rods out with minnows and oldest boy and I were throwing marabou's and crappie magnets. The boy and I caught more than anyone else. I've been throwing artificials there for the last couple years and that's the first time we did a side by side comparison on the boat to see what happened.

SHaRPS

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Re: live bait or not
« Reply #4 on: Apr 30, 2018, 12:13 PM »
Does anyone toss and catch crappie on night crawlers? Maybe under a float instead of a shiner?
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Re: live bait or not
« Reply #5 on: Apr 30, 2018, 12:23 PM »
no bait 95% of the time.  either cranks or twister tails most of the time.  when its cold its a hair jig under a float.
some fishermen tell lies,  this one doesnt need to

kb

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Re: live bait or not
« Reply #6 on: Jun 05, 2020, 07:33 AM »
Usually just curly tailed jigs on a lead head, sometimes under a bobber depending where they are
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seamonkey84

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Re: live bait or not
« Reply #7 on: Jun 05, 2020, 12:15 PM »
Just gulp minnows for me.
"You know when they have a fishing show on TV? They catch the fish and then let it go. They don't want to eat the fish, they just want to make it late for something." - Mitch Hedberg

 



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