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The crappie kid
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 07:17 PM 07/11/05 (CST)
What do you think is the best bait for...
Crappies-
Northerns-
large mouth bass-
small mouth bass-
Walleye-
sunfish-
Rock bass-
trout-
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 11:17 PM 07/11/05 (CST)
What do you think is the best bait for...

Crappies- Mimic Minnow actually, though I don't fish Crappies as a species, just as a mistake sometimes in shallows.

Northerns- Tandem Willow blade spinner baits, and Berkley Blade Dancer

large mouth bass- Same as Northern, but also Mann's frogs

small mouth bass- Northland Tackle Jawbreaker spoon, and tandem willow leaf/oregon blade reed runner spinner baits.. (Gonna buy some TUBES and teach myself to use them this weekend if weather is decent.)

Walleye- Rapalas, specifically the new X-Rap and Tail Dancer

sunfish- Honestly never fished sunnies

Rock bass- topwater rapalas, small reed runner spinners.. and once in a while my small mouth jawbreaker and spinner baits

trout- Never been trout fishing


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The crappie kid
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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 03:43 PM 07/12/05 (CST)
For me,

Crappies-Just started trying to catch them so dont know.

Northerns-Probably a dare devil.

Large mouth bass-My personal faveorite is a black salamander.

Small mouth bass-Never caught one.

Walleyes-Never caught one.

Sunfish-I have this little minnow thing that works awesome.

Rock bass-Rock bass seam to feed on anything but I here alott of talk about crayfish

Trout-never caught one.
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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 05:12 PM 07/12/05 (CST)
never caught a smallmouth? go find any river and go for it.. good jumpers and usually they don't go try to hide under logs like the largemouth I catch do. Sorta a different fight. Few weeks ago I caught a 3 or 4 lb smallmouth that actually seemed to dance out of water.. when i had my rod tip up.. it jumped and kinda skittered about 10 feet on top of the water.

Watch out if yer fishing from shore though.. most of your smallmouth bites will be within 10 feet of shore..and I've had them actually bite a foot from the shore and then peel off a bunch of line.



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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 04:34 PM 07/13/05 (CST)
A lot of peoples favorite baits are just things they have had success with over the years, so for them it's the "best" bait. However, there are always many different choices to make, depending on the current conditions you are faced with.

Pike;
It's hard to beat a spinnerbait day in and day out, however buzzbaits, cranks, spoons and plastics also catch a lot of Pike.

Walleyes:
There are more ways to catch a walleye than many of us think. Jigs, lindys rigs, spinners, cranks and a big favorite of mine, the slip float rig. There are also a wide variety of different presentations for each of these proven methods.

Smallmouth;
Next to Muskies, this has got to be my favorite fish to target, and my favorite way to catch them is on a topwater. Popers, gliders, prop baits and any number of floating lures will catch them. Spinnerbaits are another favorite in the early season along with jerk baits and rattle baits. Soft plastics will catch the brownies all season long, under all condidtions, so it's a good idea to have a good supply of them.

Largemouth;
Here on Vermilion, most of the LM bass are back in the slop, so you need to use baits that alow you to get to the fish. Jaw breaker spoons, buzzbaits, jigs and one of my favorites the "Moss Boss" are a good way to start. Any number of soft plastic concoctions are also a must have for any serious Bass angler.

Good Luck out there!



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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 08:57 PM 07/13/05 (CST)
A leach works for eveything!!!!
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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 10:33 PM 07/13/05 (CST)
Several months back we had thread titled "My Old Pappy Used To Say". In it we were asked if limited to ONLY THREE LURES FOR THE ENTIRE OPEN WATER SEASON for a species what 3 would we pick--my post stated

He used to say that the secret to catching lots of fish was to put high percentage lures in high percentage places a high percentage of the time. That has been real apparent in several fly ins where I was only allowed 50 lbs total weight for gear, lures, clothes, etc. With that in mind, What would you pick for your lure/bait selections if YOU WERE LIMITED TO ONLY 3 LURES/BAIT FOR A PARTICULAR SPECIES FOR THE ENTIRE OPEN WATER SEASON? Here's my picks.

MUSKY- Spinnerbait, Minnowbait(Magnum 7" Rapala or largest Smithwick Rogue--pick em'), 6-12 inch sucker, (Suick as honorable mention)

PIKE- Spinnerbait, jig (choice 1 is a 5" curl tail grub), minnowbait (6" Rapala)

LARGEMOUTH- Zara Super Spook, jig (3-5 inch curl tail grub), spinnerbait

CRAPPIE- Bait rigging w/ minnow, jig (1 1/2 inch curl tail), never needed a third choice

WALLEYE- Crawler spinner rig, jig w/ minnow, minnow bait (#1 choice is original Rapala) can be weighted w/ a split shot on line in front of lure to become a suspending lure----very versatile

LAKERS- Spinner Rig w/ minnow or chub, jigging spoon(Pirk minnow is choice 1), Magnum size Rapala Husky Jerk. ALSO--a great combo is to put the husky jerk on the bottom portion of a 3 way swivel w/ the spinner rig on the top potion. By doing this you can troll a 10 - 15 foot depth range. By using weight on the line you can then troll that range at whatever depth you find fish at. The husky jerk dives deeper and the spinner rig rides up---especially if floating rig is used. Have not used on walleye yet but would think effective also--if someone has used on eyes let me know how it worked.

STREAM TROUT (RAINBOWS,BROWNS,BROOKIES,CUT THROATS)- Nightcrawler w/ split shot and hook, small in line spinner, small jig (crawdad or crustacean imitator)


SMALLMOUTH- live bait rig (minnow or crawler), Minnowbait (original Rapala), #4 Blue Fox in line spinner

Those would be my picks--obviously some other lures/baits would be more effective at certain times or under certain conditions than the ones I chose, but if limited to only 3 options to cover all conditions for all open water season for that specific species these would be my picks.

So these were my picks, What are yours?

Fisher

PS My old pappy used to also say that, "a tough bite is a tough bite--address it with live bait or go home and mow the yard"!
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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 07:51 AM 07/14/05 (CST)
You can go and revitalize that post if you want Fisher... I found it interesting.

Ha Ha .... You can use the new site search to find it!



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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 11:16 AM 07/14/05 (CST)
What ever the fish tell you they like is the best. That's why there is so many lures and baits out there..



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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 09:15 PM 07/14/05 (CST)
you mean.. a scum frog isn't the best bait??? laugh smiley



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