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HOW TO MINNOW YOUR JIG for crappie ........ #10634814 02/21/15 12:36 PM
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let me first say this , I am not talking about tipping your jig with a minnow
that's the ticket for many folks but not needed if you know ....
HOW TO MINNOW YOUR JIG .......
it takes skills some may or may not have
and it requires a light stiff rod and the ability to ever so slightly make a float twitch
but without a doubt if you learn the presentation and get good at minnowing your jig
you will get a bunch of bites with this technique from crappie
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keep your line fairly tight in that you don't have much slack between the rod and the float
position a jig just heavy enough to hold the float half way down on light line ..6 or 4 lb test
I think a fixed quill float is not optional on this set up ..its a must thumb
toss said apparatus in water near a potential place to ketch crappie
let it sit a second or 3 ....then VERY VERY lightly give it one tiny tiny little bity twitch
if this fails to produce a strike try 2 or 3 the same
this includes letting the float sit in the same spot
you are NOT dragging it during this presentation
the idea is to make the jig look like a very slow baitfish that's in a struggle to live
like a minnow on a hook would look thumb
if you do it right you will be rewarded for sure

if all goes well you may even ketch bunches
its pretty tricky and you must eagle eye the float
the bites may or may not be rather noticeable at times

not all the fish that take it will be crappie
but sometimes ...most will be crappie if they are there
KABOOM slinger

of course it helps to put on a crappie nibble
scent plays a VERY important role in the seduction of a crappie in my opinion

and it also wouldn't hurt none if you use a bait with lots of tail action
I love the lil fry, mr fry and slab stinger Thermoclines lures baits for this set up
on a 1/32 or 1/16 number 6 pink ball head
KABOOM time for sure slinger

and in the final words of wisdom
I cant tell you enough how tiny the twitch needs to be thumb

most of the fish took a Silver Flash slab stinger
some took a emerald green shiner in the lil fry
photobucket only allows so many photos per post bang
so to be continued roflmao
KABOOM slinger

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Re: HOW TO MINNOW YOUR JIG for crappie ........ [Re: Ketchn] #10634821 02/21/15 12:40 PM
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I have been trying to get a technique like that figured out. I'll get it soon, I think I'm pretty close.
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Re: HOW TO MINNOW YOUR JIG for crappie ........ [Re: Ketchn] #10634826 02/21/15 12:46 PM
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so in conclusion ketch some crappie with the MINNOW YOUR JIG presentation
try to take a good seflie in between ketches roflmao

in the end even if it looks like camo
looks can be deceiving as we all know ....and...
you may need to look closer
it might just be a bunch of big bucks in the woods lizard
KA DA DA BING BANG BOOOOOOOOM bannana2

Re: HOW TO MINNOW YOUR JIG for crappie ........ [Re: Ketchn] #10634833 02/21/15 12:50 PM
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Do you always use a hi vis line? I have been considering it since when I tight line jigs, at times it is hard to see the green line I typically use so who knows how many of those light bites i miss.

Re: HOW TO MINNOW YOUR JIG for crappie ........ [Re: Esnow74] #10634834 02/21/15 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted By: Esnow74
I have been trying to get a technique like that figured out. I'll get it soon, I think I'm pretty close.
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it for sure will ketch fish when others aint brother
I watched a guy not get a bite in a spot for 30 minutes
told me they quit biting ....LOL
he was float pitching as well
with a store bought chart jig
when he left I went right to THAT spot and jerked out a bunch woot

Re: HOW TO MINNOW YOUR JIG for crappie ........ [Re: Ketchn] #10634839 02/21/15 12:52 PM
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That's what I did yesterday, watched a few guys using minners and store boughts and struggled to get any fish and forget about keepers. When they left I went over and dropped my new Thermocline straight down and as you say..... KABOOM

Re: HOW TO MINNOW YOUR JIG for crappie ........ [Re: Esnow74] #10634842 02/21/15 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted By: Esnow74
Do you always use a hi vis line? I have been considering it since when I tight line jigs, at times it is hard to see the green line I typically use so who knows how many of those light bites i miss.

most of the time I like the Hi viz mono 6 lb test from Outdoor Branz team catfish
TUG A WAR they call it ....fairly supple and super strong
and fish don't seem to care about the color in most cases
if I hit clearer waters I might change to a low visibility line though thumb

Re: HOW TO MINNOW YOUR JIG for crappie ........ [Re: Esnow74] #10634845 02/21/15 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted By: Esnow74
That's what I did yesterday, watched a few guys using minners and store boughts and struggled to get any fish and forget about keepers. When they left I went over and dropped my new Thermocline straight down and as you say..... KABOOM

them Thermocline Lure things flat out ketch some fish don't they thumb

Re: HOW TO MINNOW YOUR JIG for crappie ........ [Re: Ketchn] #10634848 02/21/15 12:59 PM
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Weave done that before putting a minnow with a jig. Got good results. hooked




Side Note: Nice fish "Ketchn" good job! slinger KABOOM!




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Re: HOW TO MINNOW YOUR JIG for crappie ........ [Re: Ketchn] #10634851 02/21/15 01:01 PM
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They sure do, now to try my jigs from constant pursuit but I gotta wait till next weekend. I leave for San Antonio today to go to the Golf Industry Show. Hopefully by next weekend I can find me some more spots. I'm thinking I may need to put a graph on my bass hunter so on calmer days I can venture out into some lakes and find some structure holding crappie. Of course here real soon they will be in the shallows and won't need no graph. I hear there is a brush pile by the damn of waxahachie lake that I want to find after the spawn and I want to make me some of my own crappie livin spots.

Re: HOW TO MINNOW YOUR JIG for crappie ........ [Re: banker-always fishing] #10634856 02/21/15 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted By: banker-always fishing
Weave done that before putting a minnow with a jig. Got good results. hooked




Side Note: Nice fish "Ketchn" good job! slinger KABOOM!

thanks sir and yes minnows on jigs work VERY well at times
especially if you are targeting larger specimens
but here locally in ft worth you will not ketch near as many with that presentation
not many fish large enough here to be brave enough to take a bait that big
and I prefer a lot of fish over just one or 2 most of the time

Re: HOW TO MINNOW YOUR JIG for crappie ........ [Re: Esnow74] #10634865 02/21/15 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted By: Esnow74
They sure do, now to try my jigs from constant pursuit but I gotta wait till next weekend. I leave for San Antonio today to go to the Golf Industry Show. Hopefully by next weekend I can find me some more spots. I'm thinking I may need to put a graph on my bass hunter so on calmer days I can venture out into some lakes and find some structure holding crappie. Of course here real soon they will be in the shallows and won't need no graph. I hear there is a brush pile by the damn of waxahachie lake that I want to find after the spawn and I want to make me some of my own crappie livin spots.

there are brush piles on EVERY dam on EVERY lake best I can tell brother thumb

Re: HOW TO MINNOW YOUR JIG for crappie ........ [Re: Ketchn] #10635293 02/21/15 04:42 PM
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Never tried that before. Have always done good on just jigs. Love the thought of possibly getting bigger fish on the jig/minnow combo. That would be worth trying on these Guadalupe River Crappie.



Also nice fish!

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Ketchn: So the 6 lb test is to allow the jig to move better not for visibility? is that correct?

With all these tips, you need a CD like Ernest Patty. You certainly have the pics to back up the technique.

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Re: HOW TO MINNOW YOUR JIG for crappie ........ [Re: Ketchn] #10635521 02/21/15 07:31 PM
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Nice technic. You are the master of it. thumb


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