View Full Version : what about the crappie magnet?

02-14-2010, 05:53 AM
has anyone tried them? i bought some but haven't been able to go try them yet. looks to me like it's the real deal.


02-14-2010, 07:18 AM
what are they?

02-14-2010, 07:42 AM
Wife gave me a Crappie Magnet kit for birthday, haven't tried them yet, but, see no reason they won't work, about like most other plastic bodies available.

02-14-2010, 07:45 AM
what are they?

the difference is in the jig not the "skirt." i don't know if i'm allowed to post the website here so i won't until told i can. i think the jig will make a world of difference in crappie fishing.


02-14-2010, 08:56 AM
you can post the website people do it all the time. I would like to see what you are talking about.

02-14-2010, 09:19 AM
They are really good for bluegills & shellcracker also. I don't use the grub that comes with them. I use a small curly tail of some kind.

02-14-2010, 09:26 AM
Trout Magnet Store and Sore Lipper Online Community for Crappie Trout Lures | Troutmagnet.com (http://www.troutmagnet.com/)

you can't really tell from the pictures but the jig is made where it hangs level in the water. supposed not to have to keep moving the line in the eye like on ordinary jigs. the guy that put me on them swears by them but you know how fishermen are.


02-14-2010, 10:18 AM
Bought a few and never caught a fish on them. Waste of money inmy opinion

02-14-2010, 10:23 AM
I had alot of good fishing with the trout magnet in ponds. It is smaller than the crappie magnet. white body with pink tail, gold colored mealworm, rootbeer, white body chart. tail, have all produced. open the hook up a little, and put some scent on the body, smelly jelly anise and craw is what I used. also used a very small bobber about the size of a nickle with a peice of lead in the bottom, nothing over 4 lb. test line. or they won't move right.

split handle
02-14-2010, 10:45 AM
Tried a Trout Magnet under a small float for panfish near a brushpile once last year. Neither crappies nor bluegills would touch it, though both took a small marabou jig under the float before and after I tried the Magnet.

I'll try it again, but with Smelly Jelly and the new crappie.com jig scent. I do like the horizontal hang.

02-14-2010, 11:57 AM
have used them a few times. first time out, the gills ripped the apart. next time, mixed results.

02-14-2010, 04:39 PM
i guess it's kinda like fords and chevys.;


Cherokee Ref
02-14-2010, 07:22 PM
The smaller trout magnet size is killer for crappie in my little pond. Under a small bobber and just let it drift. If little wind. add small crappie nible. Open the hook a bit as it is small. If very windy, try the larger crappie magnet size under a bobber. Crappie size darter head also works great with Kalin's 2' triple threat grubs either cast and retrieve or reeled slowly under a bobber. As said, also very good for gills and redear. Kits available @ some WM for $17 or so with good slection of colors

02-14-2010, 08:26 PM
kinda looks like a darter jig head to me.

02-14-2010, 09:24 PM
The smaller ones are real good for trout. This is what I used with the long weighted float and also have too used a crappie nibble with them. I 've seen times be slaying the trout with the nibble on but they would not touch without the crappie nibble.

02-14-2010, 09:43 PM
used the trout magnets and have caught lots of perch and trout on them during the winter.

02-16-2010, 07:12 PM
Bought a few and never caught a fish on them. Waste of money inmy opinion
Send them to me!! They are killer in the lake I fish. Caught hundreds using them!! John:D

02-18-2010, 12:52 AM
Nov of 09 i picked up the 152 pc kit of trout magnets at a wm in winchester,va.haven't got to try em out yet as i don't usualy get out fishing much in the winter here.I am looking forward to usin em once things warm up.I'll probly bait them on a size 10 or 8 hook with no weight,depending on how light it feels on my rod,and throw it like that for results.lakes here in nj are pretty shallow except for some reservoirs maybe a few big lakes.i don't use jigheads too much.sometimes i'll put split shots on for weight tho.

02-18-2010, 01:46 AM
i wonder how these trout magnets would do with drop shotting?

02-18-2013, 06:23 PM
I stood in 1 place at a city pond in Southaven and caught78 crappie and no telling how many bream. That head has a back and forth wobble that fish can't stand . I was fishing the black and chartruece.The split tail also seemed to turn them on!

02-18-2013, 07:58 PM
here in ohio i love the crappie magnets.the red & chart.with a red road runner hed is the best.then the chart.glow with chart. road runer head.have fished them all and these two colors is my best.

$hane Ghent
02-18-2013, 08:58 PM
These work great for Trolling, Deep Structure Fishing, Standing Structure, Docks, or Dobbing Brush. One of my favorites are pitching one of the EZ-FLOAT Bobbers set your depth and let it begin! There are lots of color variations in color of body and head also different weights the shape of the body is one of a kind and with the Double Cross hooks the bait stays on longer. Even with the Trout Magnet you can catch any fish the brim will tear them up!!! If I can be of any assistance please let me know!

$hane Ghent
02-18-2013, 09:07 PM
I have hundreds of more pictures I'd be glad to share info just let me know!

south point
02-18-2013, 09:45 PM
I never used the crappie magnet but the trout magnet works awsome on cold front days when they want a smaller offering. also will wear out the stocker rainbows.

02-19-2013, 03:44 AM
They work well in your area,even the trout mag. Works well.
ODH you need to get some sliders and slider hooks,rig them weedless and drag them though brush,sorta like worm bass fishing.
Anyway back to the crappie mag or trout mag both can be casted and worked back to the boat.....

02-19-2013, 09:44 AM
I would love to be able to SEE one...the web site only shows them in a plastic pack, how am I supposed to even know if I want one if I cant see it? $hane? Get you some better pics on your site brother...you'll sell more.

$hane Ghent
02-19-2013, 10:13 AM
Kman I see what you are saying the website does show the package I will pass this information to Jeff Smith. He's the owner/creator.

02-19-2013, 10:44 AM
Kman I see what you are saying the website does show the package I will pass this information to Jeff Smith. He's the owner/creator.

Great! Hey, wasnt bashing or criticizing, I just think he would triple his sales if someone could look at an up close and personal look of each jig color and head and what not. If not, its just another plastic body ya know?


02-19-2013, 04:26 PM
I went to academy sports today and 116416

02-20-2013, 10:49 AM
Looks just like a many more on the market. Most jigs will catch fish. I pefer big baits with sharp hooks here. To me a sharp quality hook is the most important part of a crappie jig. That and price. We have several jig makers on here that make a good product and if you will buy leadheads by the 100 you can save some serious change.

$hane Ghent
02-20-2013, 10:58 AM
I agree and we have some of the sharpest hooks out there just ask my fingers!!!
Kman i disucssed what you requested and to my surprise he said that he had been pondering that and was glad somone brought it up!
Dont forget He doesnt only have Trout Magnet hooks but the Crappie Magnet Double Cross hooks come in 1/32, 1/16, 1/8 oz sizes.

02-20-2013, 11:19 AM

02-20-2013, 11:22 AM
We have some great bait makers in our area with great products.Was invited to crappie fish with a friend he was using the crappie magnets with the double cross hooks.Not a Pro by any means but the crappie magnets and double cross hooks under their easy float(got to see these in action) worked great even in current,logpiles and drifts great product!!!!

$hane Ghent
02-20-2013, 11:24 AM
Amen!!!!!!!!!!!! He has lots of stuff in the making and is really involved in the progression of the sport!!

$hane Ghent
02-20-2013, 09:54 PM
The design of the head I believe works really good in all situations.

02-21-2013, 03:10 PM
I tried trout magnets a few years ago to fish small stocked rivers and streams up here in Connecticut. I really didn't expect them to work well but the videos they post tempted me to give it a shot. For the past two years I have been cleaning up with them and no longer bother with live bait. All I carry now for trout is a small pack with the hooks and heads in various colors. I AM A FIRM BELIEVER in these products! At the lake where I keep my boat we jig from the docks and we do extremely well with crappie magnets on a 1/32 or 1/16 jig head. The crappie magnets are larger than the trout magnets and I keep both available to adjust size if need be. The smaller trout magnets also do great and have been a constant producer for me. Besides trout we have caught crappie, blue gill, pumpkinseed, yellow and white perch, smallmouth and largemouth on Leland's magnets. Suspended under a bobber, jigging or on a jerky retrieve....they just work.

One thing I think is enticing to fish is the perfectly horizontal presentation they can provide, imitating a stationary baitfish. Holding them still and just jiggling the rod tip make the tail quiver, similar to a BGBS but the body profile is slimmer. It looks like a minnow just waiting to be devoured. They do have a unique hook on their jig heads which is sort of a mix between a 2 and 4. Rigging the magnet properly is key to get the best action. I find it is important to have the hook pass directly between the split tail and exit as far back dead center in the main body as possible. If its off a little they twist and just don't look the same in the water. Personally I wish their hooks were a little stronger. I have had several break at the bend. Guys who fish a lot of submerged timber or those who favor a #2 hook or larger may not like the magnet jig heads, but they still work fine for me, and like I said, they have handled some larger bass as well without issues. I use 4 lb flouro with a palomar knot on ultralight setups. Overall I really like the trout and crappie magnets. They work well for me and the color selection is great. I just ordered some slab bandits and a couple of crawl'rs so this year I will be armed with quite the selection of trout/crappie magnets, BGBG and now a bunch of slab bandits. Bottom line is they will all probably work fine!

If you throw 20 bucks in for an assortment of some crappie magnets I am sure you will like them. Trout magnets clean up with panfish so keep the kids in mind too! My daughters pick their own colors out of the tackle box now and compete to see who picked the best color.

$hane Ghent
02-21-2013, 03:37 PM
BigEdCt that's what I like to see!!!

02-21-2013, 04:47 PM
I know I am a newbie here and haven't posted much, but Leland's magnets have worked so well for me I felt I needed to share that info. The name sort of makes it seem like a gimmick but they flat out catch fish. I just ordered and restocked last week for the spring and can't wait to try the Killer Klatt color this spring!

BTW, I would love to see the trout magnet version get the Killer Klatt and Salt & Pepper colors added to the line up. I'm thinking those colors in the smaller size on a 1/64 jig would be a great plastic for ice fishing up here.

$hane Ghent
02-21-2013, 04:49 PM
I'm sure that are in the works