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#11867805 - 10/06/16 12:48 PM Does hook type and size make a difference on a Crappie jig?
BrazosRiverTom Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 12/15/12
Posts: 521
Loc: Mineral Wells, TX
I pretty much have stocked up on many different size jig heads, most all with #2 sickle hook and those are usually red hooks. I seem to like that size and color best. Now I am rethinking the size hook. I see a lot of crappie guys like to use a #4 bronze sickle hook. I am trying to assemble an order for the Mad Crappie jigs, and I need help in deciding if I should order some of the watermelon eyes, in both #2 and #4 or just stay with the #2. All input appreciated.

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#11867814 - 10/06/16 12:53 PM Re: Does hook type and size make a difference on a Crappie jig? [Re: BrazosRiverTom]
hawghoover Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/28/15
Posts: 510
Loc: Lewisville Tx
iv got all the popular sizes and 90% of the time i like 1/8th oz jig w/sickle hook red #4 hook.

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#11867881 - 10/06/16 01:34 PM Re: Does hook type and size make a difference on a Crappie jig? [Re: hawghoover]
TexExp Offline
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Registered: 01/13/10
Posts: 1368
Loc: Lake Lavon
Originally Posted By: hawghoover
iv got all the popular sizes and 90% of the time i like 1/8th oz jig w/sickle hook red #4 hook.


+1 - and a pink head! lol

Lots of folks prefer #2, but I like 4's.

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#11867997 - 10/06/16 02:46 PM Re: Does hook type and size make a difference on a Crappie jig? [Re: TexExp]
Action_Jackson Online   content
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Registered: 01/18/15
Posts: 1430
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Originally Posted By: TexExp
Originally Posted By: hawghoover
iv got all the popular sizes and 90% of the time i like 1/8th oz jig w/sickle hook red #4 hook.


+1 - and a pink head! lol

Lots of folks prefer #2, but I like 4's.


+2 on the pink heads with #4 red hooks! I like the red hooks because they bend easily when hung up so you're more likely yo get your jig back! I normally get my jig heads with out the keeper due to em ripping up your baits! A dab of super glue will do the trick thumb
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#11868042 - 10/06/16 03:19 PM Re: Does hook type and size make a difference on a Crappie jig? [Re: hawghoover]
TerribleTwos Offline
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Registered: 12/09/10
Posts: 435
Originally Posted By: hawghoover
iv got all the popular sizes and 90% of the time i like 1/8th oz jig w/sickle hook red #4 hook.


I typically use a #4 with 2inch baits up to about 2.5in. For anything larger, I'll use a #2 or #1 hook. Typically those are with 1/8 or 1/4oz heads.
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#11868068 - 10/06/16 03:37 PM Re: Does hook type and size make a difference on a Crappie jig? [Re: TerribleTwos]
REDGUN Offline
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Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 746
Loc: DFW Metromess
Originally Posted By: TerribleTwos
Originally Posted By: hawghoover
iv got all the popular sizes and 90% of the time i like 1/8th oz jig w/sickle hook red #4 hook.


I typically use a #4 with 2inch baits up to about 2.5in. For anything larger, I'll use a #2 or #1 hook.


+1

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#11868137 - 10/06/16 04:17 PM Re: Does hook type and size make a difference on a Crappie jig? [Re: BrazosRiverTom]
gazn357 Offline
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Registered: 04/25/11
Posts: 99
Loc: Austin, TX
Use 1/16 oz w/ #4 black chrome sickle hook on just about everything. Fish mostly in 8' to 10' water. Will use 1/8 oz when fishing over 20' deep.
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#11868197 - 10/06/16 04:41 PM Re: Does hook type and size make a difference on a Crappie jig? [Re: BrazosRiverTom]
chas1 Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 359
Loc: Stephenville tx.
when y'all speak of getting your bait back when hung up, are using braid or mono, i break a lot of mono when hung.

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#11868250 - 10/06/16 05:00 PM Re: Does hook type and size make a difference on a Crappie jig? [Re: chas1]
BrazosRiverTom Offline
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Registered: 12/15/12
Posts: 521
Loc: Mineral Wells, TX
Originally Posted By: chas1
when y'all speak of getting your bait back when hung up, are using braid or mono, i break a lot of mono when hung.


I took Ernest Paty's advise and I use a 2 oz weight and a paper clip, hook the weight to the paper clip, then hook the paper clip to the line (I work the paper clip to the center of the clip for the line) and let it go. Then I let it sink below the snag and so far it has gotten the hook off the snag. Now I do not know if this works for a double hook/jig setup as I have been using only a single jig setup

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#11868333 - 10/06/16 05:42 PM Re: Does hook type and size make a difference on a Crappie jig? [Re: BrazosRiverTom]
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Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 2633
Loc: Yantis, TX
I started using jigheads with the plastic brushguards. Just trim the guard above the hook slighty. I might miss some of the smaller fish.
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#11868384 - 10/06/16 06:24 PM Re: Does hook type and size make a difference on a Crappie jig? [Re: BrazosRiverTom]
Fishbonz Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 4393
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Originally Posted By: BrazosRiverTom
Originally Posted By: chas1
when y'all speak of getting your bait back when hung up, are using braid or mono, i break a lot of mono when hung.


I took Ernest Paty's advise and I use a 2 oz weight and a paper clip, hook the weight to the paper clip, then hook the paper clip to the line (I work the paper clip to the center of the clip for the line) and let it go. Then I let it sink below the snag and so far it has gotten the hook off the snag. Now I do not know if this works for a double hook/jig setup as I have been using only a single jig setup
Make you some of these. I call them jig Knockers.

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#11868791 - 10/07/16 06:57 AM Re: Does hook type and size make a difference on a Crappie jig? [Re: chas1]
hawghoover Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/28/15
Posts: 510
Loc: Lewisville Tx
i use 30lb test Power Pro Slick hi vis yellow and a swivel and 12" leader of 12lb test big game green mono.works great.the 12 lb mono will straiten hooks or break at the swivel also is great for stopping line twist!
Originally Posted By: chas1
when y'all speak of getting your bait back when hung up, are using braid or mono, i break a lot of mono when hung.

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#11868959 - 10/07/16 08:57 AM Re: Does hook type and size make a difference on a Crappie jig? [Re: BrazosRiverTom]
jtoddtx Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/09/10
Posts: 127
Loc: TX Panhandle
10 LB P-Line high vis green and 1/4 oz with 1/0 black nickel Matzuo sickle hook for me. Not all sickle hooks are the same, make sure they are Matzuo as they are the sharpest out there. I have tried the Eagle claw sickles and they are not sharp to me but I'm sure they still work fine for others. A sickle hook will almost always hook a fish in the roof of the mouth and not in the lip so I don't worry about losing fish at the boat.

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