minnows for crappie

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  1. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    I haven't fished minnows in years........ decades. What's everybody use for minnow hooks these days? I've always used a long shank J hook. Going to reelfoot next month.
     
  2. luvtohunt

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    Long shank in a size 4 if I'm using just a hook. I've actually seemed to have more luck with tipped 1/16 ounce jigs the last couple years though.
     
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  3. CRFmxracer

    CRFmxracer 12 pointer

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    Yeah I just tip a small jig with them when I do it but I haven’t gone after the crappie in awhile. Need to soon!!!
     
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  4. 1wildcatfan

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    I may need to try that today.
     
  5. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    don't bust your arse walking to the dock....
     
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  6. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    What do you think the Vegas over/under, in seconds, is for me to get to the bottom of 75 icy steps? Then the metal walkway to the dock is at a very steep angle.
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  7. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    in one peace, or does tumbling count?
     
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  8. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    This could be one of those "hold my beer and watch this" moments.
     
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  9. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Be sure to video.
     
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  10. I always tip a jig.

    Anybody remember the old crappie rigs back in the day with two hooks wrapped around a small cardboard tube? I haven’t seen them in years.
     
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  11. Trapper Delk

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    I've did it both ways sometimes they hit better one way or the other , and most of the time I'll tie on a Popeye jig just above it bout a foot
     
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  12. Tankt

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    Had one of those moments last weekend lol
     
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  13. Trapper Delk

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    We need video from the bottom looking at you coming down LoL
     
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  14. 1wildcatfan

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    The minnows may be extremely dazed if they make it to the bottom.
     
  15. web splitter

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    I would be willing to carry your minnows and hold your beer at the same time :D
     
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