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daddyducker

Minnows vs Waxies

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daddyducker

Just wondering what the rest of the population prefers when it comes to the crappie bite.

I know, alot of it has to do with the lake and what the fish wants, and the time of year, but here's the deal;

most every lake I have ever fished...it doesn't really matter when it comes to jigging next to the vex.

Maybe I am completely off my rocker here but it seems like mid winter a crappie as is with most fish prefer a smaller presentation, and even a small minnow is alittle too big.

Different story with a line set, then again, look at how that compares to jigging with a vex.

So here it is...I prefer to fish crappies with waxies, and I would say that my success ratio between the two is 65/35. waxies!!

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shadow886

your so wroung, I use euros. waxworms have a bad order and when they start to get a little old they even get worst.

I love using jig rapalas for crapppies too.

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Team Salmo

Personally I would go with the Salmo Chubby Darter BABY!!!

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shadow886

plug your own companie nice. \:\)

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only ice

I bring both, when one on the VEX comes up and wont hit a few times CHANGE!! I jump back and forth all the time. like the waxes best, because might get 3,4 in a row on the same waxe.

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shadow886

Keep This a Secret but the best bait for crappies is a peace of Twinkie’s or hoe hoe's, they love them just as much as I do.

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CrappieAttitude

Plain old creamy white spikes. (Uncolored Euros) If anyone hasn't tried them and are current Waxie users, I would highly reccomend you give them a try. I have a feeling that once you do buy a can of euros, you will only buy waxies on occasion. I only buy minnows if I feel like staring at a bobber. (that doesn't happen that often.)

I haven't bought a can of waxies in about 10 years, however I will buy a half scoop of minnows every now and then. Mostly however it is either spikes, plastics, or a combination of the two.

CA

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giwoyna5

I rarely buy minnows anymore myself. I use waxies always for all pan fish. Most times I'll add 2 or 3 to the hook and that really gets them crappies.

I have never used Euros because I can never find them in the bait stores that I stop at. I would love to try them though.

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doughnut03

I saw some of those Euros at Gander Mt. in Mankato, but Ive always used waxies for as long as I can remember and have been successful- Are Euros really the cats meow or should I stick with the tried and true?

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Sportland_Bait

I also am a big fan of Euros/Spikes. I think they are tougher and stay on the hook better. Plus they are a little more lively. Sometimes it doesn't metter what you use if the crappies are aggresive but I always hang a minnow and jig a worm or plastic. We usually have Euros in stock throughout the winter season.

Jason Erlandson

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shadow886

to learn more about what crappies in your lake are eating, Cut the contents of there stumic out and look.

I have learned alot about diffrent feeding paterns at diffrent times, and locations.

p.s. northerns are greedy, they will have anywhere from 2 sun fish to over 26 crappie minnows/or baby sunfish.

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JBMasterAngler

I like euros over waxies by far. Waxies are too soft and mushy when they get cold. Euros are nice and tough, and will still wiggle when they're cold. I always buy the multi colored packs and put 1 of each color on my hook. The only bad thing is the tiny perch LOVE them too!

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doughnut03

Thanks guys- maybe I'll make a splurge of a whopping $2 and get a tin of waxies and the euros and drop each down a hole and keep a running tally. If one is far and away a better producer I'll for sure let you know

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