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2011/12/19 07:47:02 (permalink)

Blade Bait Crappies

I Have had pretty good luck with these.. heddon,sonars vibe-E, Northland's, new minnows, Yes thats right.. ?for crappies.. Can't tell ya how many of these fish had a set of trebbles down their throat.. 1/4 oz. seems to be the best size..Anybody else been using them as a constant lure??
post edited by nw/jigmaster - 2011/12/22 21:35:38

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    Eman89so
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    RE: Blade Bait Crappies 2011/12/19 08:07:45 (permalink)
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    RE: Blade Bait Crappies 2011/12/19 09:38:12 (permalink)
    They certainly aren't my go-to lure for slabs, but I sure have caught a fair amount of them on blade baits. They would be a great choice if the crappie are aggressive though.
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    RE: Blade Bait Crappies 2011/12/19 16:12:14 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Bogeyjoker

    They certainly aren't my go-to lure for slabs, but I sure have caught a fair amount of them on blade baits. They would be a great choice if the crappie are aggressive though.

    Bjoker I know U fish pymie also.. try em a lil more, and u will B supprised two.. NW/

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    RE: Blade Bait Crappies 2011/12/19 16:22:42 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: nw/jigmaster


    ORIGINAL: Bogeyjoker

    They certainly aren't my go-to lure for slabs, but I sure have caught a fair amount of them on blade baits. They would be a great choice if the crappie are aggressive though.

    Bjoker I know U fish pymie also.. try em a lil more, and u will B supprised two.. NW/


    I'll try them more this year.
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    RE: Blade Bait Crappies 2011/12/19 17:20:23 (permalink)

    Not my goto lures but at certain times they do catch fish.

    FORAGE MINNOW SPOON 1/16 oz and the 1/8 oz size

    MACHO MINNOW 1/12 oz and the 1/8 oz size

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    RE: Blade Bait Crappies 2011/12/19 17:50:07 (permalink)
    Jigmaster I need to use those this year - last year I caught most of my crappies on a buckshot spoon tipped with a minnow head.  Never stuck with the blade bait to build confidence.  December 18th 2010 was my first day on Pymy last season.  Gonna be a while before we get out this year.  I don't mind the delayed start of the season since my wife & I had our first baby last Monday.  I need to earn some points & change some diapers before I drag a sled out on the ice... A few years and the little girl can go with me!
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    RE: Blade Bait Crappies 2011/12/19 19:04:06 (permalink)
    Denny,
    Congratulations on the birth of your daughter.


    Look to the heavens and thank God everyday that hunting is such a grand part of our lives.
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    RE: Blade Bait Crappies 2011/12/19 20:07:40 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Catchabigone

    Denny,
    Congratulations on the birth of your daughter.




    +1. No need pushing your luck getting out on the ice either...My days of belly crawling out on a couple inches of ice ended when my firstborn was hatched about 15 years ago.
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    RE: Blade Bait Crappies 2011/12/19 21:44:29 (permalink)

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    Denny,
    Congratulations on the birth of your daughter.



    +2 Denny lifes way 2 short to miss-out on a whole lot with them..

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    RE: Blade Bait Crappies 2011/12/20 08:16:19 (permalink)

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    ORIGINAL: Catchabigone

    Denny,
    Congratulations on the birth of your daughter.




    +1. No need pushing your luck getting out on the ice either...My days of belly crawling out on a couple inches of ice ended when my firstborn was hatched about 15 years ago.



    +1 Priorities definitely change with precious gifts!!!! Enjoy every minute Denny!
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    RE: Blade Bait Crappies 2011/12/20 10:15:04 (permalink)
    The blades are the bait a Pymy,all fish seem to like them.Maybe because the water dingy they call them in with the vibes. I've caught a lot of ice eyes and slabs with Sonars,VibE's, Silver Buddies and Cicada's.
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    RE: Blade Bait Crappies 2011/12/21 08:48:35 (permalink)
    All of the eyes i've ever caught thru the ice were on vibee's. And thats on pymy and squito. Gonna spend a little more time with them this season. Hey Denny, congrats on the life changing experience. Enjoy her for as long as you can cause they do grow up fast.
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    RE: Blade Bait Crappies 2011/12/21 09:08:19 (permalink)
    For crappies I prefer a small jigging rapala, I've never tried the sonars may have to look into that this year.
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    RE: Blade Bait Crappies 2011/12/21 12:11:02 (permalink)
    i use some homemade sonars for eyes and we always get some crappies
    in smaller lakes when trout fishing we get em on kastmasters tiped w/ maggots

    SIZE MATTERS
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    RE: Blade Bait Crappies 2011/12/22 05:43:40 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: toad01

    i use some homemade sonars for eyes and we always get some crappies
    in smaller lakes when trout fishing we get em on kastmasters tiped w/ maggots

    ^ yep tried tipping several times.. prefer the newer liquid scents though.. doesn't mess with the lures action as bad..

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    RE: Blade Bait Crappies 2011/12/22 06:48:15 (permalink)
    I had a buddy that used the scents and sometimes he would really hammer fish then other times I would catch just as many without the scent.
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    RE: Blade Bait Crappies 2012/01/03 20:09:07 (permalink)
    I was just looking around on Fish Usa and found these http://www.fishusa.com/Reef-Runner-Premium-Cicada-Lures_p.html Might have to drive up, and get me summm...

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    RE: Blade Bait Crappies 2012/01/03 22:27:03 (permalink)
    man do those look nice.. too pricey for me..
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    RE: Blade Bait Crappies 2012/01/04 10:17:59 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: nw/jigmaster

    I was just looking around on Fish Usa and found these http://www.fishusa.com/Reef-Runner-Premium-Cicada-Lures_p.html Might have to drive up, and get me summm...

    Already picked a few up. Got some 1/16 from xtackle.com for $2.39 each.
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    RE: Blade Bait Crappies 2012/01/04 14:00:06 (permalink)
    check out jamminjigs.com they have some really cool ice jigs and jigging spoons for what i would say is a decent price.this isnt an ad just figured fellow ice fisherman would like to check this out.
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    RE: Blade Bait Crappies 2012/01/05 10:10:06 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Eman89so

    man do those look nice.. too pricey for me..

    Bet Ya'd bye one off me, when theres a pile of fish on the ice beside me..

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    RE: Blade Bait Crappies 2012/01/05 10:41:06 (permalink)
    How can a lure be too pricey,at 3.50 4.00 range? I've got Cicada's in my ice box that are 20 years old and still getting fish. Some people that care of stuff and some don't. I've got thousands of ice jigs and lures that I've bought through the years and they still look new.
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    RE: Blade Bait Crappies 2012/01/05 17:31:09 (permalink)
    When im 20k in debt because of college a $1 kit kat bar is pricey. ya dig?
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    RE: Blade Bait Crappies 2012/01/06 19:27:15 (permalink)
    Yea I dig,but with buying new boots, new bows,new arrows,and a Berreta shotgun,a 3-4 buck lure might be to pricey.
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    RE: Blade Bait Crappies 2012/01/06 19:39:47 (permalink)
    X-mas was just a couple weeks ago and so was my birthday
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    RE: Blade Bait Crappies 2012/01/06 21:52:12 (permalink)
    Didn't you get an auger too or was that your dad? You had a wonderful holiday.
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    RE: Blade Bait Crappies 2012/01/06 21:57:19 (permalink)
    It's more my dads and brothers than mine i don't get out much with school. Hopefully the ice freezes up so we get to use it..
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    RE: Blade Bait Crappies 2012/01/07 08:25:56 (permalink)
    Quite a few years ago an "old timer" gave me a bit of advise for using jigs. He said if you ain't losing them, you aint using them.I found that it holds true for lures also. Doesn't matter if you take care of them or not,unless you are in a boat & have a lure retriever. sam
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    How can a lure be too pricey,at 3.50 4.00 range? I've got Cicada's in my ice box that are 20 years old and still getting fish. Some people that care of stuff and some don't. I've got thousands of ice jigs and lures that I've bought through the years and they still look new.

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    RE: Blade Bait Crappies 2012/01/07 09:14:18 (permalink)
    do you feel the bite on a blade bait or does the fish strike on the fall and you feel its weight when you raise the bait again?  i'm never sure if i'm lifting & dropping too fast. not fast enough, etc.
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