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I am wondering what are a few jigs that you all have used this year and how did they work? I mostly used Ratso's for the panfish and bare hook & minnows for pike/bass. I just read a post about "chubby darters" working good, but I am not sure what they are. I know a lot of us including me read about some of the presentations you all are using, but are not sure what they look like. If anyone has a bunch of pics of what you've used this year or want to take some that would be very informative for a lot of us. Last year I didnt know what a ratso was until someone finally put up some pics!

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Cody Lubeley

for the pan fish ive had my best luck on a medium sized genz worm jog tipped with a waxie or crappie minnow, my only walleye this season came off of an eyedropper jig and i use plain red hooks on tip ups, but that seasons over now \:\(

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evinrude19

my best luck has came on a all glow cjs ratso or just a little small green glow jig with a crappie minnow for crappies and for sunnies it is a diamond jig also by cjs and a power wiggler natural color

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joeyquicksand*

different color hooks all winter, but i had the most success on a white (#6? i think), walleye hook and tiny crappie minnow... and believe me I got em' this winter so far...

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michaelpettersen82

My best luck has come on 1/32-1/64 oz., hair jigs, plain no meat at all, just let it sink give it a little action,slowly lift up and bam.As for walleye i have only caught one all year so i dont want too really talk about that any more!!!!!

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Wookiee

Nuggie.jpg The Nuggie alot of pannies caught with this.

OpticStealth.jpg The optic Stealth this and nuggie equal great success not necessarily these colors.

gillpill_gb.jpg Many gills with this in this color tipped with a spike.

fb.jpg Probably my favorite panfish lure, the flutter bug, lure tipped with a nuggie except in Chartreuse.

diamond_pink.jpg The diamond jig tipped with a whit nuggie deadly on crappies.

bigrattlingvarmitsgroup.jpg These are my favorite walleye lures the rattling varmints. And last but not least...

biggemneyegroup.jpg The Gemneye great on a deadstick size 4 or 6.

Hope this helps fishinchad.

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iFishMN.us

Thanks toomuchfun thats exactly what I am looking for. Its good to put some pics to the names of some of the jigs. I usually just buy what looks good but never pay attn to names so when I read posts I am not always sure what people are talking about.

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Wookiee

Here is two more that I like using for the eyes. Buckshot spoon and eye dropper spoon. I use the dropper on a deadstick BuckShotRattleSpoonPalette.jpg

EyeDropperSpoonPalette.jpg

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