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Size lure to minimize Dinks #12306055
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I know this is not the smartest question. But I am wanting to know if there is a size lure that will minimize dinks and maximize bigger crappie? I know you will not get as many big fish. But these dinks are killing me. Does bigger baits slow down smaller fish?


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Re: Size lure to minimize Dinks [Re: Sirjet] #12306079
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2.5-3.5 inch baits will definitely slow down the dinks but you will still catch some. You might also try fishing somewhere else. Sometimes the dinks are loaded on certain places like brush and the keepers are more plentiful in the timber. All of the dinks the year are coming from the high water we have had the last few years. There should be lots of keepers caught the next few years.



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Re: Size lure to minimize Dinks [Re: Sirjet] #12306107
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Have you tried changing color?

Sometimes if the smaller feesh are hitting I'll do a few color changed that help with getting bigger feesh...

I try different depths also....

But when those BIG'UNS don't want to cooperate I'll poke holes in those lilzzz.....


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Re: Size lure to minimize Dinks [Re: Sirjet] #12306303
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Try nose hooking an extra large shiner.... bolt


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Re: Size lure to minimize Dinks [Re: Sirjet] #12306406
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Here's something that works for me at times when catching dinks on a brush pile. Use you depth finder and move to the outside edges of the pile and like SK suggested, try different depths. Good luck to ya!

Re: Size lure to minimize Dinks [Re: Sirjet] #12306573
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Seems to me every time I upsize baits over 3" I tend to catch more dinks...not sure why those lil bitty fish like those big baits hmmm


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Re: Size lure to minimize Dinks [Re: Sirjet] #12306620
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I will be fishing a Marina on Saturday morning. I love the Thump so much. That I will fight through the dinks. And Hope to get a few hogs. Not on a boat so I will not be able to move me location. I wonder if people are catching the bigger fish deeper. I will be in about 30 F.O.W.


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Re: Size lure to minimize Dinks [Re: Sirjet] #12307138
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You're going to get lots of suggestions, but here's mine...
If you're on a spot that just keeps putting out dinks, MOVE!
I don't believe there is any bait trick you can do that would eliminate dinks without lessoning the bites overall. My 2cents


Re: Size lure to minimize Dinks [Re: SLABXPRESS] #12307480
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Originally Posted By: SLABXPRESS
You're going to get lots of suggestions, but here's mine...
If you're on a spot that just keeps putting out dinks, MOVE!
I don't believe there is any bait trick you can do that would eliminate dinks without lessoning the bites overall. My 2cents


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Thank You Slab express. I just wanted to see where everyone sat on this topic. I will be fishing and just hope for the best.


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Re: Size lure to minimize Dinks [Re: Sirjet] #12307842
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I just keep sticking little ones until the big ones get interested. I guess that I just like to be entertained, but I will stay on top of 'em until they quit or I get tired on only catching dinks.


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Re: Size lure to minimize Dinks [Re: Sirjet] #12307856
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When I'm catching dinks, before I put one back, I tell him to "go back and get your big ugly fat sister,..",
sometimes it works,.. loco_2

Re: Size lure to minimize Dinks [Re: Sirjet] #12307931
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So Bogey. It is a battle of attrition. Man verse very little fish. LMBO


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Re: Size lure to minimize Dinks [Re: bogey♂] #12308325
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Originally Posted By: bogey♂
I just keep sticking little ones until the big ones get interested. I guess that I just like to be entertained, but I will stay on top of 'em until they quit or I get tired on only catching dinks.


What he said. As long as The small ones are keeping me busy with the occasional keeper here and there. Im happy lol

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Re: Size lure to minimize Dinks [Re: Sirjet] #12308359
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Got it. That will be my plan tonight and tomorrow. The Thump feels that good.


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