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Go-to baits this year?

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The wife is taking me out fishing for my birthday on Sunday night. My folks are watching the 3 kids so that we can go together. Anyways, I was wondering what lures you guys have the most confidence in this year for catching panfish. I've only been out 3 times this year. I know, pathetic. And I've always had to leave about a half hour before sunset, so I've yet to fish a prime time. Are some baits (bigger?) better as the light gets low? Maybe some glow spoons?

Just wondering is there have been better baits than what I have been using. My confidence bait this year has been a orange and chartruse Marmooska(sp) jig tipped with a red spike. Have done pretty good the last 2 times out. Some real nice sunnies last time out. I lost my vexlar tackle box with all of my small ice jigs in it, so I am still rebuilding the stash. cry.gif Let me know what your go-to lure is for crappies at prime time. Thanks in advance, Paul

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 Originally Posted By: harvey lee
1/8oz rattlin varmit or a 1/8 oz Go-devil. I also use JU-JU's by JB Lures tipped with a minnow usually in glow red.

http://www.fishingminnesota.com/glow-devil-spoons.html

http://www.outdoorprostore.com/jb-lures.html

Those are all very good choices. If you're looking for something marmooska like try Fiskas Wolframs they are a little more expensive but well worth it IMO. You can tip them with anything youd like I prefer plastics in white, red, pink, or black.

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JB Lures - Gem-n-Eye Pink and White

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blue or purple buckshot with glow back

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I did pick up some fiskas. Have one rod rigged with a white glow. Gander had there ice combos 40% off, so I had to pick up a new rig to tie the new fiska too! :D. Hey, it's like I told the wife, if the whole family is going to start going out with me, I have to get some more gear for them too grin.gif

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The wolfram Tungsten jigs are awesome the chartruese with black polka dot in 4mm & 5mm sizes is my favorite jig for panski's

I did run into a bite west of best point last year where all you could catch the bigger crappies on was a pink/white gemini jig

kind of strange I never used them till then..

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 Originally Posted By: jrpohlman39
JB Lures - Gem-n-Eye Pink and White

I agree! Except I've had the most luck with black this year.

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 Originally Posted By: harvey lee
1/8oz rattlin varmit or a 1/8 oz Go-devil. I also use JU-JU's by JB Lures tipped with a minnow usually in glow red.

http://www.fishingminnesota.com/glow-devil-spoons.html

http://www.outdoorprostore.com/jb-lures.html

I'll second that. I've caught more on a Rattlin Varmit this winter than any other lure. Twitching a Rattlin Varmit on one line, and a deadstick next to me has been a very good combonation for me this season.

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Crappies that I have been catching have pretty much been on a Bobber-n-jig(minnow)Glow red eye and then in the igging hole a mini-glow spoon tipped with spikes or a minnnow head, seems to be a daily choice of the fish.

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I'll have to go with a combination of what harvey lee, Perch Pounder and hawkeye43 have said. Love the Northland Buck Shot Rattle spoons too and the JB Lure, Angel Eye, is decent too.

Like Tom has said, a little surfing on http://www.outdoorprostore.com will go quite a ways.

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For Crappies a yellow or white Genz Bug has been doing wonders tipped with the small minnows.

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Exactly what I would say... Give a lil' glow as the sun starts to go away and it only gets better. Also great with any of the colors of plastic tails!

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