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i fished a local lake last night known for an abundance of 7" crappies and a good walleye population. my nephew targeted crappies and i went with spoon/minnow head combo for 'eyes. no walleyes but many crappies about 7". i caught 3 over 10", nephew caught nothing over 7". by the way i was using a 1/8 ounce spoon with a fathead head. i just thought this was kinda interesting

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Upsizing has worked well this year on a lot of lakes that I have been on. Especialy for crappies and bigger perch.

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I've had luck with it as well, it tends to keep the smaller crappies off the line grin.gif

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when i am fishing with crappie minnnows i try to find the larger minnows and use them

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If I run into an agressive bite for crappies, I will almost always use a Jigging Rapala. I use the smallest size which really isn't that big. It seems to accomplish three things for me. One, it generally backs down the smaller fish. Two, it keeps the whole school aggressive and competitive. Three, it keeps a school in the hole longer.

And, I will always drop down a small jigging spoon like a Glow Devil or Jigging Deamon on aggressive gills and perch. It doesn't always work, but more often than not it picks off the bigger more aggressive fish first.

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