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Plastics on Red?

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I always hear about what jigs are working on Red....Ive always wondered if anyone has much luck on plastics on Red? ( for crappies) never hear much at all about plastics up there.

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2" and 3" Power Minnows work well as do Little Atom Nuggies and Micro Tails and Shrimpo's.

The 3" Power Minnow was the ticket during Slab Fest.

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thx Jamison

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We really pounded them on the 2" glow power minnows on Sunday. The Ratsos are also very good.

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could someone post a picture of how to you rig a power minnow i am haveing a little trouble pictureing this in my head. thanks

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 Originally Posted By: ortonville
could someone post a picture of how to you rig a power minnow i am haveing a little trouble pictureing this in my head. thanks

Here you go.

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Borch- I would assume you tie this to set it horziontally to make it more realistic. I have never used plastics on red or where to look for power minnows like these. I have used shrimpos, ratsos and etc. on other lakes and do pretty well. Oh do these power minnows work well at night hours as they glow?

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Was the ticket compared to what? Live Bait

or strictly plastics? How dominant?

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With the exception of maybe 1 or 2 crappies, all of them came on plastics.

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I was set up near IceHawk and his buddy Eric on Saturday night this weekend. Although I was getting a crappie here and there, I watched these two guys pull in one after another. I talked to them after they packed up and they gave me a couple power minnows. I am definitly a believer. Although I only iced one after they left, the power minnow will be my bait of choice on my next trip to Red.

IceHawk & Eric - it was nice meeting you guys and thanks for the tip.

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Your welcome! It was nice meeting you also. Glad we could help you out. Those power minnows are something else, get some you definately won't be dissapointed!

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Yes fish it horizontally. So position the knot towards the hook gap after each fish.

When I fish and I'm hole hopping I use the power minnow so I don't have to drag a minnow bucket along. When I set up in one spot I'll work the power minnow or a spoon along with a deadstick/minnow combo nearby. If they don't hit the jigged bait they will often swim over and hit the deadstick. It's a nice 1, 2 combo.

Since I'm generally chasing fish I use the power minnow a lot.

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Almost always when I chase fish like Borch has stated, I will be using plastics as they will catch fish and it seems to be much less work as you have less gear to haul around.

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Don't listen to everything Ice Hawk tells you. He told me early that same afternoon he was going to Blackduck Lake. grin.gifwhistle.gif

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I have never used Power minnows. I see they come in different lengths and I assume different colors. What color did you guys find work the best? Can you buy ones that glow and are they also affective?

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you can buy them in multiple colors...the only ones I have used is the natural and the glow...I have done well on both of them in 2" with a 1/16 jig

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Glow has been the best on URL. I use the 2" ones but some guys use the 3" ones on URL.

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