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#11073366 - 08/30/15 04:48 PM Thermocline Natural Shad - the real deal
Lynn Offline
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Registered: 07/31/03
Posts: 972
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
I don't get to crappie fish much but a buddy of mine and I had the chance to take a morning trip with Cody Tucker on Ray Roberts last Friday morning. I don't fish minnows hardly at all but was wanting to catch some fish for a fish fry. With that being said, Cody told us that minnows had been the ticket and that plastics/jigs just wouldn't produce as good. Me being my hard-headed self, decided to try a couple of various plastics before switching over to the minnows about an hour after we got started. After we had fished for an another hour or so, I pulled out some plastics I had gotten recently from Thermocline (after hearing about much success here on the TFF). I decided to try a Mr. Fry in the "natural shad" color and was amazed at how well the plastic matched the real thing. I fished that plastic the rest of the morning and although it didn't quite keep up with the minnows, it was pretty close and accounted for a couple of the larger fish.

Thanks Thermocline for making a such great crappie baits! Here's a pic of one of the larger ones and a pic of the plastic compared to the real thing (the picture doesn't do it justice).


#11073484 - 08/30/15 05:47 PM Re: Thermocline Natural Shad - the real deal [Re: Lynn]
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#11073513 - 08/30/15 06:00 PM Re: Thermocline Natural Shad - the real deal [Re: Lynn]
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Registered: 01/09/15
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Loc: Plano
I crappie fish Roberts, roberts crappie don't like jigs much, I don't know why, never could figure it out, drop a minnow down and instantly pull one up, drop a jig down, takes some time. Roberts crappie are strange crappie.

Edited by RangerBass21 (08/30/15 06:00 PM)

#11073830 - 08/30/15 08:43 PM Re: Thermocline Natural Shad - the real deal [Re: Lynn]
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Registered: 03/27/02
Posts: 2136
Loc: E Texas
First color Thermocline I ever bought! Hammered em first time out on Lake Octonaut as little man calls it!!

#11076802 - 09/01/15 01:27 PM Re: Thermocline Natural Shad - the real deal [Re: Lynn]
tboxfish Offline
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Registered: 12/08/07
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Nice Slab!
That color was developed when a crappie spit a shad up in my boat!!!
I thought if I could get a color pattern close to that it would be a winner when conditions call for natural colors.
Todd Box
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#11077436 - 09/01/15 06:57 PM Re: Thermocline Natural Shad - the real deal [Re: Lynn]
lookingfor25 Offline
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Registered: 02/25/13
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Loc: Cedar Creek, Tx
Way to go on the baits and the fish
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