Crappie Fishing Poll

Discussion in 'Crappie Fishing' started by smokey, Feb 20, 2008.

when crappie fishihg?

  1. I always tip my jig with a minnow

  2. sometimes tip my jig with a minnow

  3. never tip my jig

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  1. smokey

    smokey New Member

    Messages:
    1,876
    State:
    Tennessee
    When crappie fishing I always tip my jig with a minnow.sometimes tip my jig with a minnow .never tip my jig with a minnow
     
  2. skawez

    skawez Member

    Messages:
    720
    State:
    Hickman, Ne
    Name:
    Steve
    sometimes tip my jig with a minnow.. sometimes a grub/wax worm
     

  3. Stevej

    Stevej New Member

    Messages:
    101
    State:
    East-central Mississippi
    Unless you are just talking about minnows, almost always tip with crappie nibbles but never with minnows.
     
  4. 223reload

    223reload New Member

    Messages:
    10,798
    State:
    Oklahoma
    If I'm jig fishing ,thats all I use ,plain jig,otherwise I just use minnows on a gold hook.
     
  5. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    2,002
    State:
    Allentown, Pennsylvania
    I never tip my jig because I only use live bait and small rapalas for crappie fishing.
     
  6. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    14,592
    State:
    Illinois
    I voted sometimes tip my jig with a minnow. It all depends on what the fish are relating to that day.
     
  7. redfishman

    redfishman New Member

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    187
    State:
    South Louisiana
    I'm an artifical nut .So I never ever tip it with a minnow. I'll change colors or baits. But we all kneaux how squirrely those fish can be. Kinda like my Wife of 31-years....whatcha get one time may not work the next. Maybe that's why I like fishing crappie so much and marriage can be challenging all the time!!:crazy:
     
  8. whodaman

    whodaman New Member

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    215
    State:
    Des Moines Iowa
    ya know i like to go fake worm had real good luck on them
     
  9. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

    Messages:
    3,764
    State:
    Yuma, Arizona
    When I was growing up in Ohio, I would tip jigs with minnows most of the time. Once though, a guy showed my uncle and I an artificial that he was using. It was a small white cricket. He was KILLING the crappie with it! We started using that and going between that and minnows.
     
  10. curdog

    curdog New Member

    Messages:
    896
    State:
    Sheridan, Arkansas
    Most of my crappie fish is done using minnows,hook,and a bobber.
     
  11. Gordhawk

    Gordhawk New Member

    Messages:
    1,378
    State:
    Iowa
    I'm with Curdog on this one. Most of my crappie fishing is with a minnow under a bobber. Sometimes I'll just go with the minnow and no bobber.
     
  12. micus

    micus New Member

    Messages:
    524
    State:
    Lake St. L
    I try different things until I find what works for that trip. Usually either a plain light/dark tube jig or a gold aberdeen #4 w/minnow & just enough weight to sink it to the right depth.

    The places I fish, anything with a treble hook just isn't practical.
     
  13. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

    Messages:
    1,706
    State:
    Lebanon, I
    It depends on the situation. I usually do not tip with a minnow unless the fish are not biting well.
     
  14. brewfish

    brewfish New Member

    Messages:
    61
    State:
    fl
    I'm usually drifting across a lake for crappie. I use a little lead head hook under a bobber sometimes with a skirt sometimes without but always with a minnow on the hook. Minnows are so cheap and plentiful so why not use them? Besides that when was the last time you saw any small pan type fish pass up live bait. I even catch nice size eating cat fish this way, on a regular basis.
     
  15. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

    Messages:
    1,574
    State:
    Monticello,IN
    I inject crappie nibbles inside the tube.
    Bill
     
  16. koakley1

    koakley1 New Member

    Messages:
    180
    State:
    Kansas
    I try different things all the time. They never seem the bite on any one thing for more than 15 minutes at a time, it's like they get bored or wise to a single bait.
     
  17. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,494
    State:
    Napoleon, Mo.
    I throw everything in my tackle boxes at them. Use nibbles on the hook or injected into the tube. I have even been known to hook on a minnow when I get desperate.
     
  18. smokey

    smokey New Member

    Messages:
    1,876
    State:
    Tennessee
    Thankx everyone, this poll has helped me alot.I have always used a minnow and bobber. It looks to me like it up to your presonal preferance.the next time I go out I wont stop at the bait shop.It just wont seem right going w/o minnows. thankx again smokey
     
  19. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

    Messages:
    10,914
    State:
    missouri
    I let the bite dictate what i do in most cases. If the bite is good enuff, i don't mess with minnows.
     
  20. lawnman61

    lawnman61 New Member

    Messages:
    1,694
    State:
    Fort Worth, Tex
    I didn't vote cause I always just use minnows without a jig.
    I have always had good luck with crappie on live bait only.
    :wink: