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#12283214 - 06/07/17 03:16 PM Realistic Minnow Soft Plastic?
Dadsthatlove2fish Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/10/15
Posts: 131
I did good on a lake this past weekend with a double rig, tied a shad colored plastic on top with a loop knot and a foot below a live minnow. I put a shad colored plastic tried a variety of plastics in a baby shad shape, caught 2 keepers off the plastic and 17 off the minnow. That lake is clear so I usually do better with live minnows, its been like this the last 3 times out. I wanted to know does anyone have a recommendation for a realistic looking minnow plastic out there. I even tried the Creme Lil Fish baits.

I'm a believer in plastics and jigs but they are preferring live bait I'd much rather use plastics, got a good realistic minnow go to plastic?
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#12283477 - 06/07/17 06:15 PM Re: Realistic Minnow Soft Plastic? [Re: Dadsthatlove2fish]
HOGON Offline
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Registered: 01/07/12
Posts: 1076
Loc: McKinney, Texas
Black Emerald Shiner by Thermocline Lures.
It has worked like a champ for me.
I will dip the tail in Chartreuse Spike it.
Then start slinging slabs.

I usually put it on a 1/8 ounce Pink Jig Head.

Crazy Angler Slab Bandits has a Black and Gray one, but I can't remember the name of it.
It has also performed well for me.

Good Luck.

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#12283554 - 06/07/17 07:09 PM Re: Realistic Minnow Soft Plastic? [Re: Dadsthatlove2fish]
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Registered: 06/22/05
Posts: 693
Loc: Bullard
Agree with thermocline fry series for sure. We had minnows loaded in our slips early this year in February. Picked the closest bait I had and tore em up. Even under lights when there were thousands of minnows swarming everywhere, the crappie would still find that natural shad super fry.



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#12283746 - 06/07/17 08:55 PM Re: Realistic Minnow Soft Plastic? [Re: Dadsthatlove2fish]
cliffshot Offline
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Registered: 03/12/12
Posts: 63
I have been killing tons and much bigger ones on Berkley Power Bait Pro Shad 2.5 inch . Best color is Bleak. But have caught them on 4 different colors.
The tail action on the unique tail pattern is amazing.

$4.99 for 10 baits. Fishing on a 1/32 to 1/16 ounce jig head.

Try them you won't be sorry.

Only problem is keeping the blacks off them.

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