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anybody had any luck or tried this new jig yet? I bought a few yesterday and think ill give it a try this wknd

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I saw a thread on this late last summer, can't remember if it was Crappie Sniffer or Jonny P. I ordered some direct from Lindy and had good results on crappie, northern and walleye. I was satisfied with the product. I fished them on a Northland bubble gum 1/32 jig. Chartreuse and white were the best, but they also had a blk/maroon pattern which also produced. Good luck

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They work well as they are a very diverse body. They could be a minnow, hellgrammite, larvae, small crawfish. Hence the "Watsit?" name. I like them pre-rigged right on the Lindy jigs with bulging eyes and even better for the muddy waters of Upper Red is the Watsit Spin, same watsit body and jig just with a small spinner attached the jig head to give it a little flash.

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I wonder how they would work on a lake after the mayfly hatch? around Alexandria I've been catching a few walleye but then the lake will just shut down cuz of the mayfly hatch. They almost look like the exosceleton floating around in the water, so a person would think they might work well during the hatch.

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That was the plan when they designed it. Make a body that mimics many things. I have used them for Rainy River walleye, Mille Lacs smallmouth, farm pond panfish and even found out cold front largemouth will scoop em carolina rigged when they get weather front lock jaw.

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This is definitley a great all around bait. Just ordered 6 more paks from Lindy. Should be here today.

Jonny you catchin some fish? Looks like summer is finally going to stick around with some nice weather....

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I have been catchin bunches of fish, just not alot on Red. Been smally fishing on a couple lakes, panfish on some potholes and even spent two days largemouth fishing. Today I am going to go out and see what big Upper has to offer.

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Sounds like you're having a good time. Always fun to try different lakes. Have you tried any of the reservation lakes yet that are now open with the Native guide?

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I will be using the crawdad color up in Canada the end of July. In the past, the Lindy Fuzzy-Grub in the crawdad or rootbeer color with an orange/black head has been dynamite, tipped with a salted minnow, leech or piece of crawler. I think it imitates the small crayfish that are present so the Wazit body in the same color should work great!

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