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#5090677 - 07/14/10 05:17 PM Re: Whats the best way to hook a minnow? [Re: Texas Guide Fishing - Mark Parker]
Minner Bucket Offline
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Registered: 10/15/08
Posts: 2845
Loc: Grand Prairie
Originally Posted By: Texas Guide Fishing - Mark Parker
Hook them right up under thier jaw and then come up stright between thier eyes. Right between thier eyes is a hard shot there (just the same for shad). In the lips - they pull off way, Way, WAY to easy.

But right between thier eyes - it's a hard spot there - and hard to pull off.

Fish them just like you would a jig (and as to keeping them alive - forget about that - more Crappie have been caught on a dead minnow than alive) - it looks better and is better than a jig - dead or alive - just make sure it's fresh dead - they love it,

PS: Forget about a minnow on the back of a jig body, You will do better without the jig body - just minnow/shad hooked like we are talking about,

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#5090907 - 07/14/10 06:03 PM Re: Whats the best way to hook a minnow? [Re: tx_hunter24]
Mo Offline
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Registered: 10/08/01
Posts: 10387
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"Life is too short to fish with dead minnows or dance
with ugly women. "

thru the lips.



good luck

MO




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#5090961 - 07/14/10 06:19 PM Re: Whats the best way to hook a minnow? [Re: Mo]
No Net Needed Offline
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Registered: 01/01/10
Posts: 715
Loc: Waxahachie, TX
"Life is too short to fish with dead minnows or dance
with ugly women. "

+1 but caught a lot of fish on dead ones and beauty is measured by each differently.. Dead is dead but not always bad....stick to jigs..no heartbeat needed!!!!!!!
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#5091007 - 07/14/10 06:35 PM Re: Whats the best way to hook a minnow? [Re: No Net Needed]
BigMack Offline
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Registered: 09/24/07
Posts: 3076
Loc: Flower Mound, Tx
1 - Trolling-Head Hook
2 - Straight Line-Back Dosal Hook
3 - Headless or Stepped on-Weedless style when the bite is slow
Except for #3 method, if it don't wiggle when you pull it up
put on a fresh one.
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#5091135 - 07/14/10 07:14 PM Re: Whats the best way to hook a minnow? [Re: BigMack]
Guide: Cliff_S Offline
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Im a lip man myself. Keeps the minnow in a natural look going through the water. Works great.
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#5091203 - 07/14/10 07:31 PM Re: Whats the best way to hook a minnow? [Re: Guide: Cliff_S]
Jeff in Dallas Offline
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Registered: 02/20/09
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Nobody mentioned through the eyeballs. In one eye and out the other. Stays on better than through the lips if you do a false hook set. Meaning, if you jerk to set the hook but miss the crappie then your minnow will still be there.
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#5091295 - 07/14/10 07:57 PM Re: Whats the best way to hook a minnow? [Re: rb2]
BobGlen Offline
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Registered: 02/17/10
Posts: 1700
Loc: Ind.
Game fish will attack a minnow from the front
to avoid getting fins in the roof of their mouths



(That statment will open can of worms)

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#5091472 - 07/14/10 08:59 PM Re: Whats the best way to hook a minnow? [Re: BobGlen]
BigMack Offline
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Registered: 09/24/07
Posts: 3076
Loc: Flower Mound, Tx
Jeff, I do the eye thing too, but thought it might be a little graphic for some.
barf
BobGlen, even from the front, it don't work out sometimes for them.

Everybody likes to eat crappie.
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#5091889 - 07/14/10 10:45 PM Re: Whats the best way to hook a minnow? [Re: shill]
midgetoe Offline
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Registered: 05/11/06
Posts: 128
Loc: Prosper
You dont hook them. You buy a bigger hook and ask them to sit on it nicely
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