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#11670715 - 06/16/16 06:59 AM Bass fisherman converted to crappie catcherman!
red snappa Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/15/12
Posts: 437
Loc: Diana,TX
I had the privilege to take a great coworker and friend out for his very first crappie adventure! Boy did we have a great day! Jim got to learn a few things and found as the day goes on, that there is no particular pattern to crappie! He was amazed at the tiny things that make a difference, like having to have a pink jig head or no bite! Since Jim has never fished for or eaten a crappie, I knew it was my duty to change that. He did pretty good, got 7 out of the 30. Bass fishing made him miss a ton of fish! He was wanting them to take the bait longer. I think his next time he will more than double his numbers! I really think my numbers will go up as well if a certain someone over at Thermocline Lures would quit blowing my phone up while I'm fishing!LOL taz
We caught all of our fish on Thermocline Lures Lil Fry's in Ice Shad!



Even had a ditch pickle!



God Bless, Tight Lines and Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there!
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#11670722 - 06/16/16 07:06 AM Re: Bass fisherman converted to crappie catcherman! [Re: red snappa]
Mr. Catchum Offline
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Registered: 01/09/14
Posts: 105
Loc: Richardson, Tx
Congratulations! It is always a good day when you bring someone over from the dark side. whip
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#11673899 - 06/17/16 05:00 PM Re: Bass fisherman converted to crappie catcherman! [Re: red snappa]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 39140
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Nice fish. Good job. thumb
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#11673921 - 06/17/16 05:09 PM Re: Bass fisherman converted to crappie catcherman! [Re: red snappa]
bush hog Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/12/13
Posts: 2090
Loc: Beckville, TX
Nice Job. Looks like one of you spanked a ditch pickle. I had to explain that very same thing to my nephew (bass fisherman) about not waiting for that tap, tap, tap. If you miss that first tap you just missed your fish. fish

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#11673982 - 06/17/16 05:51 PM Re: Bass fisherman converted to crappie catcherman! [Re: red snappa]
Jignpig65 Offline
Angler

Registered: 09/27/15
Posts: 337
Loc: Paris Texas
WTG, figures Thermocline had a big part in keeping you hopping.

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#11676872 - 06/19/16 07:16 PM Re: Bass fisherman converted to crappie catcherman! [Re: red snappa]
SlowDown Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/20/08
Posts: 2033
Loc: Texas
For a crappie novice wanting to put a few crappie lures in his tackle box for occasional use, would you advise me to use the Lil Fry or the Slab Bug (made by Thermocline), i.e. which one? I can get some of both, in several colors,but do you guys use one of these styles/shapes more often than the other, or does it depend on where/when/water clarity/other factors?

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#11677348 - 06/20/16 06:18 AM Re: Bass fisherman converted to crappie catcherman! [Re: red snappa]
red snappa Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/15/12
Posts: 437
Loc: Diana,TX
I recommend the fry and tadpole for year round, because of the profile being close to baitfish. The Slab bug has its place also in the Spring and Summer. As far as colors, must haves are: Black Emerald Shiner, Ice Shad and Black/Chartreuse. There are lots of other great colors, but these produce in most water clarities, or I should say get you started and bit!
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#11680136 - 06/21/16 11:16 AM Re: Bass fisherman converted to crappie catcherman! [Re: red snappa]
deucer02 Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/20/09
Posts: 11476
Loc: Irving, Texas and Cedar Creek
Hats off to you, Red. Ya done a good thing!

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