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#11929308 - 11/11/16 03:42 PM How do i rig for live bait?
Ltcm09 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/27/14
Posts: 244
im so used to jigs but there not hitting as much, fishing lake naconiche and i am going to throw casting net in the morning and try live bait. Is there any ways you tie on differently like 2 baits at once?

any videos that show what to use?

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#11929320 - 11/11/16 03:48 PM Re: How do i rig for live bait? [Re: Ltcm09]
BrazosRiverTom Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 12/15/12
Posts: 545
Loc: Mineral Wells, TX
Killer Crappie Rig
This is the best and works awesome for me and a friend that I gave some to.
Good Luck..

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#11929336 - 11/11/16 03:58 PM Re: How do i rig for live bait? [Re: BrazosRiverTom]
Ltcm09 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/14
Posts: 244
Thanks alot!

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#11929338 - 11/11/16 04:02 PM Re: How do i rig for live bait? [Re: Ltcm09]
TerribleTwos Offline
Angler

Registered: 12/09/10
Posts: 435
I googled crappie minnow rig and found a few I have used with success.
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#11929419 - 11/11/16 05:04 PM Re: How do i rig for live bait? [Re: Ltcm09]
bowfin Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/17/07
Posts: 1670
Loc: - east tx. wood co.
I need all the help I can get.
Will add that to my arsenal.

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#11929679 - 11/11/16 07:53 PM Re: How do i rig for live bait? [Re: TerribleTwos]
ArgyleFloater Offline
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Registered: 06/07/16
Posts: 250
Loc: Argyle Texas
Steve, you don't use minnows!

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#11929732 - 11/11/16 08:26 PM Re: How do i rig for live bait? [Re: Ltcm09]
TerribleTwos Offline
Angler

Registered: 12/09/10
Posts: 435
That's right I really don't. But I'm happy to help simplify someone's search! I have tried it before. And I have to know how when I take the family fishing! bang although my wife likes jig fishing. But she just wants to catch no matter how.
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#11930199 - 11/12/16 09:35 AM Re: How do i rig for live bait? [Re: Ltcm09]
PKfishin Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/28/12
Posts: 2613
Loc: Texas
I initially had a lot of trouble with minnows as they would wrap themselves up and tangle the line around the split shot I was using. This was a big issue when fishing slip bobbers or tight lining. I fished with Joe Slab and Shut Up and Fish one day and David (from shut up and fish) was using a barrel sinker. Once I started using this type of weight it fixed the problem for the most part.

The other thing I did was keep the bait moving. Crappie like to chase a minnow around looking at it at close range before taking it. I think this panics the bait which proceeds to wrap itself around the weight. Once I drop the minnow down to the maximum depth I am fishing, I count to 10 or 20 depending on how the fish are reacting that day then reel it up one crank. One day fishing the bridge pillars at Ray Roberts, I had some folks in a pontoon fishing right next to me catching nothing while I pulled up one keeper crappie after another using this technique. They eventually left in disgust. I moved over to their pillar later and caught several nice ones of it.

The crappie at Ray Bob are not hungry. In the evening, the whole lake becomes a sea of shad balls. Plenty of food in that lake. The crappie will take the moving minnow as a reaction strike. I kept all my dead minnows and they worked just as well as the live ones using this technique.

The rig I used was a barrel sinker above a barrel swivel with 18 to 24 inches of fluorocarbon line with a number 4 hook.

Good luck
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#11930225 - 11/12/16 09:55 AM Re: How do i rig for live bait? [Re: Ltcm09]
Grainraiser Offline
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Registered: 10/10/09
Posts: 2502
Loc: Mesquite TX

"The rig I used was a barrel sinker above a barrel swivel with 18 to 24 inches of fluorocarbon line with a number 4 hook."


This is the setup I was taught to use when live bait fishing for crappie. I know simply use a 1/16 or 1/8 un-painted jig head and hook the minnow thru the lips.

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#11931796 - 11/13/16 01:48 PM Re: How do i rig for live bait? [Re: Grainraiser]
PKfishin Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/28/12
Posts: 2613
Loc: Texas
Bet that will work well. I've caught crappie with a minnow tipped jig before.
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#11934528 - 11/14/16 08:00 PM Re: How do i rig for live bait? [Re: Ltcm09]
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 2941
Loc: Yantis, TX
I like to rig my weight above my hook so if get hung up, I can use the weight to knock it loose.
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