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Droppin’ & Poppin’ Panfish

by In-Fisherman   |  July 9th, 2012 1

Reader Tommy Maullin, writing from Louisiana, asks if we can share a “secret” crappie lure with him for his winter fishing.

Editor In Chief Doug Stange: We share everything we know with readers. There are tips, however, that are hot and that generally still haven’t caught on around the country. For one, try adding baits like Berkley Crappie Nibbles or the Nitro Gems (by Eagle Claw) to lures and hooks, for added color contrast and scent on crappie presentations. The other overlooked item is the simple addition of a tiny spinner and beads (and perhaps a Crappie Nibble) to an Aberdeen hook to enhance the effectiveness of the rig when a minnow’s placed on the hook for panfish. These rigs may also be available commercially from companies like Eagle Claw and H.T. Enterprises.

  • Belinda Olivier

    We are going to give these new ideas a try. My husband and I hae a camp at Toledo Bend and we prefer to fish for crappie. These are completely new things for us but will report back as soon as we give them a try. Hopefully next week-end

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