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#12371374 - 08/03/17 04:30 PM Big bait = big fish
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Right???

So what's your favorite big bait for bucket mouths? Hard to find any right now, biggest I can seem to find are 2.25" Mr. Crappie jigs.


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#12371380 - 08/03/17 04:33 PM Re: Big bait = big fish [Re: Gmann]
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Thermocline Lures has a 2.5" and 3" tadpole and the super fry is 3.5" long.

Recently added is the 2.5" tadpole. Great bait.
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#12371401 - 08/03/17 04:49 PM Re: Big bait = big fish [Re: Gmann]
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Mike Coffey makes big jig 3.5" that I use from fall up until after shad spawn. Thermocline makes a great bait that's 3" called tad pole as well.
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#12371444 - 08/03/17 05:20 PM Re: Big bait = big fish [Re: Gmann]
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FleFly has some big Crappie Baits. 2cents

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#12371469 - 08/03/17 05:41 PM Re: Big bait = big fish [Re: Gmann]
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2 3/8" Slab Bandits
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#12371645 - 08/03/17 07:49 PM Re: Big bait = big fish [Re: Gmann]
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Four inch swim baits too big?
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#12371752 - 08/03/17 08:50 PM Re: Big bait = big fish [Re: Gmann]
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Fle-Fly makes 3" and 4". Caught crappie on both.

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#12371860 - 08/03/17 09:52 PM Re: Big bait = big fish [Re: Gmann]
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I'm a fan of the big Thermocline lures. I recently took this "flounder" bait and used it with some success. It's about 3" long but with a "wide" body. Comes in several different colors. I've got a quite a few saltwater baits that I'm going to trim down a little and see if I can fool a few crappie.

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#12373505 - 08/05/17 08:19 AM Re: Big bait = big fish [Re: Gmann]
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Originally Posted By: Gmann
Right???

So what's your favorite big bait for bucket mouths? Hard to find any right now, biggest I can seem to find are 2.25" Mr. Crappie jigs.



Not always, but matchin the hatch is. And also a larger bait is easier for them to see in stained water. 1/4 0z head is the largest I go and that is for deep water and wind mostly. I also use a split shot if needed. But mostly 1/8 oz., and I have had more than one say my tails are too long, but an overall of 3" in stained water seems to be good for me. And if I need smaller, I usually have some with me. To each his own!
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#12374279 - 08/05/17 10:33 PM Re: Big bait = big fish [Re: Gmann]
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Bass Assasin in 3" and 4" sizes.



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#12375800 - 08/07/17 09:03 AM Re: Big bait = big fish [Re: Laner]
The Crappie Guy Offline
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Originally Posted By: Laner
Four inch swim baits too big?

Nope......
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#12375994 - 08/07/17 11:03 AM Re: Big bait = big fish [Re: Gmann]
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3 and 4 inch flukes that catch the hybrids during the spawn transition well to summer crappie. I pull 5 inch shad out of 11 and 12 inch crappie so don't be concerned about "too big"......

Eric

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