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midwesthunter

favorite crappie jig

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What is everyone's favorite crappie jig to use with a crappie minnow? I just got done going through my ice fishing box and decided I could use a few more jigs. Also, what would be a good size to use with a crappie minnow, 6 or 8?

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You can use either size 6 or 8. Custom jigs and spins ratsos and shrimpos are good choices. Lil atom stealths or optic jigs tipped with a nuggie are always good. There are just so darn many good jigs out there. Maynards flutterbugs size 8 tipped with plastic. I could go on and on.

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The Ratso and the Wedgie are my favorite crappie jigs and I don't tip them with anything.

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the Ratso is a new favorite in the glow white size or the ole stand by blue and white tear drop tipped with live bait

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Ratsos, rat finkees, shrimpos are good. Kastmasters work, Rapala Ice Rap, Swedish Pimple. I think I have caught crappies on a wider range of lures than any other fish- when they get hungry, they seem to bite on anything

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My go-to is a diamond jig with a fatty tail hooked. The St. Croix crappie are meat oriented critters.

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Never fail is the old 1/16 oz Swedish Pimple in silver with a minnow head. Its got enough flash to bring them in from some distance and they hit it hard if they are turn on already.

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Demons... hands down my favorite for ice fishing. I like the hook size on them, and they get the job done.

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If i am gonna be using live bait, i will tend to use the Flat Belly jig from the guys at FIshYum, great little jig that fishes HEAVY! Also am lookig forward to trying a new one they have out htis year called the Petite Treat, seems like it will work pretty well in those livebait situtations. These jigs ahev amazing paint jobs and detail and they almost never chip or crack.

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Good old Angal eye jr Glow red and white at night and Gold during the day and Glow demonds for the dead stick.

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Custom Jigs and Spins Demon glow. Also Genz bugs, Genz worms, and Fatboys.

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Demons... hands down my favorite for ice fishing. I like the hook size on them, and they get the job done.

When it comes to a crappie minnow the glow demon with a pink head is the only way to go.

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gold genz bug - minnow head or red larvae

silver swedish pimple - minnow head

wolfram or marmasooka jig - red larvae

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For me it really depends on how active the fish are... I always have a good suply of diamond jigs on hand. I also like outdoor prostore moon glow. Go devils are awesome as well.

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Forage minnow, genz bug, northland's creep worm, and frostee jigging spoon

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Pink head/white body Ratso, and all black Ratso. Spikes if needed, otherwise no bait.

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My favorites are the 1/16th spoons and the glo demons both tipped with a minnow head. This year I am hoping to find my favorite jumbo perch lure as I have yet to have any luck but also have limited time in on Mille Lacs.

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