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#12276126 - 06/02/17 08:32 PM Crappie and Jigs?
eyeball Offline
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Registered: 04/24/12
Posts: 174
Grown son and i pulled up to some deep water docks on Buchanan last weekend on Mon AM. Fishing was just ok. With monnows he got about 6 good crappie and some gills before i gave up on the jigs and joined him. None of the bream were quite big enough to take for dinner. frown

I use small jigs with blue/white tube tails, SKing chartreuse little suckers with a deep belly and long tail, plus smoke/sparkle curley tails on tiny jig heads. After 8 pearch and no crappie i went with minnows.

We ended with 15. 8 really good sized.

Wife, he and I ate several tonight. I had filleted them at the lake and left ribs on. I have seen those normally thrown away but these were good sized slabs. I kept ribs and the wife fried them in cornmeal after the main meal. An hour later i went and tried them. Theres a lot of good meat left on those bones. I got a few tiny pin bones from the top of the ribs but they were very small and fine. They went down well with a little wine. I wont be throwing those away in the future.

Anyway. My dx is that for crappie, minnows are king.
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#12276136 - 06/02/17 08:39 PM Re: Crappie and Jigs? [Re: eyeball]
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They can be so picky at times but offer some good eating. Never tried leaving the ribs in,now frying the small ones whole and eating the tail like a potato chip,yum yum!

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#12276186 - 06/02/17 09:10 PM Re: Crappie and Jigs? [Re: eyeball]
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Registered: 12/26/05
Posts: 3401
Loc: Keller Area
Not all the time(minnows), I've seen where jigs kill em' and my buddy with minners gets 1 or 2 and that's it. Minnows may work a little better in the Summer when they're deep, but in most cases with me, I've done more damage with jigs the rest of the year.

Also, be careful with those bones, especially the fine ones with the ribs still in. It only takes one to be a choking hazard.

That said, glad y'all caught some and had a fresh, tasty dinner.
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#12276253 - 06/02/17 10:06 PM Re: Crappie and Jigs? [Re: Big_CatEM]
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Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 4578
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Originally Posted By: Big_CatEM
Not all the time(minnows), I've seen where jigs kill em' and my buddy with minners gets 1 or 2 and that's it. Minnows may work a little better in the Summer when they're deep, but in most cases with me, I've done more damage with jigs the rest of the year.

Also, be careful with those bones, especially the fine ones with the ribs still in. It only takes one to be a choking hazard.

That said, glad y'all caught some and had a fresh, tasty dinner.
Hey Eric any reports from the office?

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#12276264 - 06/02/17 10:15 PM Re: Crappie and Jigs? [Re: eyeball]
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Registered: 01/07/12
Posts: 999
Loc: McKinney, Texas
PEPOP's...GRAPE LIMEADE AND GRAPEFRUIT LIMEADE FEATHER JIGS 1/8 OUNCE.

I load the boat with those two jigs every single week.

The Crappie love them or hate them however you want to look at it.

There is an occasional day where they want plastic instead, but those two feathers by Pepop have put limit after limit in the boat for me.

I know I have not posted any pics on here, but those that know me on here have gotten the pics from me to back it up.

And there are days where they want a minnow too and nothing else.

Tight Lines! fish

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#12276796 - 06/03/17 12:37 PM Re: Crappie and Jigs? [Re: Big_CatEM]
eyeball Offline
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I had cut the rib section off before frying, the fried the bigger rib section. Ate them by pulling the meat off the ribs. The bones i was referring to were the tiny little lateral ones above the top of the ribs. There was almost nothing to them as they were soft and very small, unlike those same type on other species.
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#12276799 - 06/03/17 12:40 PM Re: Crappie and Jigs? [Re: HOGON]
eyeball Offline
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Registered: 04/24/12
Posts: 174
Originally Posted By: HOGON
PEPOP's...GRAPE LIMEADE AND GRAPEFRUIT LIMEADE FEATHER JIGS 1/8 OUNCE.

I load the boat with those two jigs every single week.

The Crappie love them or hate them however you want to look at it.

There is an occasional day where they want plastic instead, but those two feathers by Pepop have put limit after limit in the boat for me.

I know I have not posted any pics on here, but those that know me on here have gotten the pics from me to back it up.

And there are days where they want a minnow too and nothing else.

Tight Lines! fish


Well, I pmmmmed Pepop weeks ago and havent heard from him. frown
What nos on those colors please.
An earlier thread touted color # 8 or 9 iirc.

Does anyone remember that thread and hot color number, please?

Thanks, eye.


Edited by eyeball (06/03/17 12:45 PM)
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#12277219 - 06/03/17 05:50 PM Re: Crappie and Jigs? [Re: eyeball]
eyeball Offline
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Registered: 04/24/12
Posts: 174
I think Hogon reported the hot colors. Thanks.
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#12277275 - 06/03/17 06:36 PM Re: Crappie and Jigs? [Re: eyeball]
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Registered: 01/07/12
Posts: 999
Loc: McKinney, Texas
Eyeball on Pepop's website www.handtiedcrappiejigs.com

Go to #9 Premium Hand Tied Crappie Jigs

Grape Limeade and Grapefruit Limeade are the two colors that have been loading the boat for me.

Not sure why PEPOP hasn't responded to your PM, but my guess is he hasn't read it yet. I know he has been super busy for whatever it's worth. I'm sure he will get in touch soon as he can.

Tight Lines!

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#12277466 - 06/03/17 08:56 PM Re: Crappie and Jigs? [Re: eyeball]
Big_CatEM Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/26/05
Posts: 3401
Loc: Keller Area
Originally Posted By: eyeball
I had cut the rib section off before frying, the fried the bigger rib section. Ate them by pulling the meat off the ribs. The bones i was referring to were the tiny little lateral ones above the top of the ribs. There was almost nothing to them as they were soft and very small, unlike those same type on other species.



Just looking out for ya bud. Glad ya got some good eats. thumb
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#12277471 - 06/03/17 08:58 PM Re: Crappie and Jigs? [Re: Fishbonz]
Big_CatEM Offline
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Registered: 12/26/05
Posts: 3401
Loc: Keller Area
Originally Posted By: Fishbonz
Originally Posted By: Big_CatEM
Not all the time(minnows), I've seen where jigs kill em' and my buddy with minners gets 1 or 2 and that's it. Minnows may work a little better in the Summer when they're deep, but in most cases with me, I've done more damage with jigs the rest of the year.

Also, be careful with those bones, especially the fine ones with the ribs still in. It only takes one to be a choking hazard.

That said, glad y'all caught some and had a fresh, tasty dinner.
Hey Eric any reports from the office?


Haven't been since Wednesday and before all this rain. Was thinking about possibly going in the morning if the rain doesn't come back in. Not sure what the water is looking like now (had 4.70 inches at my place Fri/Fri night).

I may just bring a cat pole and Stubby's bait with me just in case the paper mouths aren't hungry. Only caught 2 keeps and about 15 dinks on Wednesday before the big rains.
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Eric
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"Fishing is to work, what aspirin is to headaches"
'Fighting Texas Aggies Class of 93'
Wanna-be senior meteorologist for the NWS in Fort Worth

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#12277544 - 06/03/17 09:49 PM Re: Crappie and Jigs? [Re: Big_CatEM]
Fishbonz Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 4578
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Originally Posted By: Big_CatEM
Originally Posted By: Fishbonz
Originally Posted By: Big_CatEM
Not all the time(minnows), I've seen where jigs kill em' and my buddy with minners gets 1 or 2 and that's it. Minnows may work a little better in the Summer when they're deep, but in most cases with me, I've done more damage with jigs the rest of the year.

Also, be careful with those bones, especially the fine ones with the ribs still in. It only takes one to be a choking hazard.

That said, glad y'all caught some and had a fresh, tasty dinner.
Hey Eric any reports from the office?


Haven't been since Wednesday and before all this rain. Was thinking about possibly going in the morning if the rain doesn't come back in. Not sure what the water is looking like now (had 4.70 inches at my place Fri/Fri night).

I may just bring a cat pole and Stubby's bait with me just in case the paper mouths aren't hungry. Only caught 2 keeps and about 15 dinks on Wednesday before the big rains.
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