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Starting a new tackle box - back to basics

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I did not have a very large collection of tackle, and what tackle I did have is now resting safely at the bottom of Peltier Lake. I want to start anew and have a topic that might be fun to discuss. If you could only choose 3-5 lures\live bait rigs for fishing your main types of fish what would they be. I expect to see a lot of "classics" the tried and trues. I like to fish for a variety so I am looking to stock a very versatile box without having 20 different color Rapalas of the same size=)

Types of Fish

Bluegill/Crappie

Walleye

Pike

Largemouth Bass

example:

Pike:

Daredevil

X-rap Gold/Silver

Down Rigged Shiner Minnow

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1. Crappie rig for shore fishing.

2. Bottom bouncer and spinner for trolling.

3. Jig and a minnow for spring fishing.

These 3 work well for me.

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Walleye:

1 oz bottom bouncer w/Chartruese Spinners

#5 shad rap in shad or yellow perch

#11 floating ralapa rainbow trout

Slipbobber with 1/16 oz jig, split shot and a leech.

Roach rig with 3/8 oz sinker

Panfish:

1 1/2" gulp tubes, chartrues or yellow/red

1/16oz jigheads

1/32 oz jigheads

bobbers

1/32 oz flu flus, white

Pike:

#14 Husky Jerk in Firetiger

#12 X-Rap Clown

Tandem Spinner Bait, Chartruese or chartruese/lime green

3/4 oz Rattlin Rap, Blue/Chrome

3/4 oz Johnson Silver minnow, Silver

Bass:

Scum Frog

7" Gulp Turtle worms, Grape or Pumpkinseed

Bass Assassin Shad Assassin 5"

Hooks and weights

Single spinner bait white

There are obviously crossover baits but iff I was going to buy 5 species specific lures this would be my list today.

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Crappie Bluegill-- Have to be some sort of Flue Flue or Fire Fly jig. I like yellow orange for a color best, pink/white for my second fave.

Walleye- lindy rig-- go with 1/2 oz sinker and a #4 or #6 hook.

Pike, 1/2 oz white chatter bait or spinnerbait.

Bass- Texas rig, 3/8 oz sinker 3/0 hook and a hunk of plastic. Pretty easy and cheap.

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5 baits to fish for all species?

1/4oz jig and twister tail

#4 Salmo Hornet in Hot Perch

#10 Rapala Husky Jerk in Silver/Blue

Spinner bait (probably in white or black)

Lindy rig/slip bobber rig

Species specific, Borch nailed down a pretty good list, I'd have a Salmo Hornet in their someplace though.

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a pack of chartruse or black and purple jigs to hang under a slip bobber for panfish

A Mepps or two

a spinner bait or two

a bag of hooks and some tubes.

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Top 5 for multispecies:

1) #8 Shad Rap in Silver/Gray

2) Medium size white spinner bait with Colorado blade

3) #12 Deep Husky Jerk in Blue/Chrome

4) X-Rap in Gold/Black

5) 1 oz bottom bouncer with green or gold spinner rig

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1/16th to 1/4 oz. jigheads, ideally in orange/chart/black triple color.

Gulp 3" minnows in Shad color (works with the jigs)

Perch color Rapala Taildancer.

Tandem Chart or Chart/white/silver sinnperbait (Titanium doesn't bend as fast)

Senkos (I like white or black or chart.) and worm hooks

Then of course to typical lindy rigging stuff, but I call them necessities, and not really "lures" wink

And get yourself a GOOD pair sidecutters and needle nose pliers, and jawspreader. And of course a camera for all those memories you need to catch smile

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