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#11164325 - 10/14/15 03:43 PM whats your favorite crappie jig and color
chas1 Offline
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Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 341
Loc: Stephenville tx.
Due to health conditions I am cutting back on my bass fishin.
I am trying to learn crappie fishin, which is a little easier on the body.
Can anyone give me tips on crappie jigs.


thanks for your help smile
charles

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#11164358 - 10/14/15 03:52 PM Re: whats your favorite crappie jig and color [Re: chas1]
TerribleTwos Online   content
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Registered: 12/09/10
Posts: 430
a good staple of chartreuse, blk/chart, and electric chicken will get you started. But research the colors for the lakes you're hitting. Also buying jigs from forum members can also help point to better color choices on a given lake. It's money well spent over the big box stores.
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#11164379 - 10/14/15 04:02 PM Re: whats your favorite crappie jig and color [Re: chas1]
jasoniam Offline
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Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 1159
Loc: Bedford
I paint my own jigs and i love pink jig heads!!! With a pink and black body or chartruese and pink are my go tos! But dont forget monkey milk which is a very very light blue almost a blueish white with black flake!!! That's money in the bank for me!!!
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#11164654 - 10/14/15 05:24 PM Re: whats your favorite crappie jig and color [Re: chas1]
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For a good selection of colors and sizes, look at Thermocline Lures and Crazy Angler Slab Bandits. Any of the colors that mimic natural bait fish, and some chartreuse/blue, chart/white, chart/black are good choices. Crazy Angler has a Slab Bandit in "meller yeller" that has caught a lot of fish for me.
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#11164797 - 10/14/15 05:55 PM Re: whats your favorite crappie jig and color [Re: chas1]
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The angel jig by Jigum Jigs



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#11164970 - 10/14/15 06:35 PM Re: whats your favorite crappie jig and color [Re: chas1]
chas1 Offline
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Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 341
Loc: Stephenville tx.
Is 16 oz kind of a standard weight.

are there any fans of braided line for crappie ,if so what weight.

thanks guys

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#11164992 - 10/14/15 06:40 PM Re: whats your favorite crappie jig and color [Re: chas1]
larry mays Offline
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Registered: 11/24/14
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Loc: Winnsboro, Texas
You will enjoy crappie fishing, I know little about fishing the water out there. But look over Thermocline jigs, Jigum jigs, and crazy angler web site. Jigum is a tied jigs place, and the other two plastics. And they are many more on here that does a great job the more you see the more you will know about it. The best way to learn the colors is talk to the locals.

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#11165000 - 10/14/15 06:43 PM Re: whats your favorite crappie jig and color [Re: chas1]
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Red/chartreuse, biggest 1/16th. oz, down to 1/64th. oz once it gets very cold. Plastic hollow body, with an UNPAINTED jig head

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#11165089 - 10/14/15 07:01 PM Re: whats your favorite crappie jig and color [Re: chas1]
kodys'papa Offline
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Registered: 07/19/05
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Loc: Tawakoni/Conejos County
Black/chartruese, orange/chartruese, blue/white have worked well for me at tawakoni

Check out constant pursuit's website and check out the frogs
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#11165152 - 10/14/15 07:21 PM Re: whats your favorite crappie jig and color [Re: chas1]
TerribleTwos Online   content
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Was gonna say don't forget Constant Pursuit Outfitters and Bonehead Tackle. I have some from every member vendor here and have caught good fish on all of them! Sometimes the Bonehead slim sticks do better than the thermocline Mr Fry and sometimes it's the other way around. It's about learning the lake preferences and colors.
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#11165158 - 10/14/15 07:22 PM Re: whats your favorite crappie jig and color [Re: chas1]
JimmyA Offline
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Loc: new boston
My 2, go to colors are "Blue body and White tail" (shad mimic) and "emerald green body and orange tail" (Bream mimic) and the time to use is determined to the season and water temps! This has been working for me, for many years! I also fish muddy waters, 99% of the time.
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#11165194 - 10/14/15 07:30 PM Re: whats your favorite crappie jig and color [Re: chas1]
Jason Burton Guide Service Online   content
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Registered: 04/22/10
Posts: 839
Loc: Tyler Tx
Hands down my favorite is an 1/8oz grape limeaid. Pepop here on the forum makes them. I promise you won't find a better jig out there. Check out his website for details.

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#11165198 - 10/14/15 07:31 PM Re: whats your favorite crappie jig and color [Re: chas1]
hawghoover Offline
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Registered: 01/28/15
Posts: 450
Loc: Lewisville Tx
i was killing them last 2 weeks on a 1/8th oz and monkey milk! this week cant find a keeper

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#11165217 - 10/14/15 07:39 PM Re: whats your favorite crappie jig and color [Re: chas1]
Ken Gaby Online   content
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Registered: 05/08/07
Posts: 2306
Loc: Belton, TX
Originally Posted By: chas1
Is 16 oz kind of a standard weight.

are there any fans of braided line for crappie ,if so what weight.

thanks guys


I fish 1/8 most of the year; better feel of the jig and bite. About mid July, switch to 1/16 when the fish get finicky and you need a slow fall and small bait.

Braid or no braid is a personal preference. I use mono. But I do recommend a fluro leader with braid unless the water is really stained.
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http://www.proanglertackle.com Best crappie and catfish rods/reels
http://www.crazyanglertackle.com Premium crappie baits and jig tying accessories
www.thermoclinelures.com / "Helping YOU catch MORE & LARGER fish!"
http://www.beereadys.com World's Best Rod Holders

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#11165236 - 10/14/15 07:45 PM Re: whats your favorite crappie jig and color [Re: chas1]
JimmyA Offline
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Registered: 10/14/12
Posts: 844
Loc: new boston
Suffix Mono 6lb works for me and I use a Palomar knot! I like to keep my jig, horizontal! Others like them vertical, I don't miss many "Thumps".
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