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Northern on crappie jigs

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Last year my dad hooked into a huge northern. It wasn't on a tip up, though we had tip ups. It hit his tiny crappie jig. Why would a northern choose a crappie minnow over a big sucker or shiner? Does this happen a lot on upper Red. Just wondering.

JOE

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Yep, It happens a lot on URL. Theres nothing quite like a 15 pounder on 2 pound test line. Check out the Waskish Minnow Station website for the picture of the monster I caught and released a couple years ago. Good Luck, Polar Bear smile.gif

[This message has been edited by Polar Bear (edited 12-31-2002).]

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Nice Fish polar bear. did you catch that on 2 lb test? How long did it take you?

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The one in the picture was actually caught on 4 pound, but still a real blast. Surprisingly it came up through the hole very easily. The toughest part is getting their head started up, this one actually swam up like she was gonna jump right out on the ice wink.gif Only took a minute or so. Best of luck. Polar Bear

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Yep, lots of big pike on crappie jigs. They're out in 13-14 feet eating perch, I figure. Since it's such open water, no weeds or rocks, really, unless you're on the cribs, you can get those pike in on light line if you're patient and if everyone else in the house reels up so there are no tangles.

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We'll, ill be up there soon. Hope to get a giant northern and slab crappies. Should be a fun trip.Have the crappies turned on yet?

Thanks

JOE

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