View Full Version : Crappie Maxx

10-15-2012, 09:07 PM
During the past week fishing lake Talquin, I have lost more jigs that I did the entire fall season last year. First I thought I was not tying my knots right, tried loop knot and surgeons knot and when I hooked up to a log, I could not shake it lose, but it would easily break. I am using the same light wire hooks as I did last year, so it is not that the lightwire hooks are heavier..

After some investigation, I find that the culprit is Crappie Maxx.:help Has anyone else experience this problem. Using 6lb hivis it seems to be breaking at 3-4 lbs. (estimate) Heck when casting, some times, my finger is not working well and the jig (using two per pole) casts about 5-10 feet and breaks off.:banghead

10-15-2012, 10:09 PM
try stren, been using it for years with no issues.

10-15-2012, 10:59 PM
I also use 6 lb crappie maxx hi vis. No problems here sometimes it cuts my finger as I try and break it off when I can't shake it loose

10-16-2012, 05:03 AM
might just be a bad batch of line, or old maybe ?

10-16-2012, 07:57 AM
might just be a bad batch of line, or old maybe ?x2 just a bad batch of line prolly

10-16-2012, 08:32 AM
UV breaks line down

10-16-2012, 09:49 AM
I use the Offshore Angler from BPS in hi vis and have great luck with it, and it's not high dollar. I use 4, 6, and 10 lb.

10-16-2012, 11:02 PM
I am using crappie maxx and an well satisfied with it, I basically use 6lb test 90% of the time. I always tie a knot and then pull on it very hard before I use it, with a pair
of scales it normally takes about 8-9 lbs to break.

10-17-2012, 08:32 AM
Lake fork tackle line here.

10-17-2012, 08:37 AM
i have been using the new lake fork line also and so for i really like it !!!! it comes in 6,8 and 10 lb test

10-17-2012, 08:46 AM
I don't know if it's true nowadays or not, but years ago if you fished monofilament line in the oil (scum) bubbles left on the surface by an outboard motor, the line would breakdown. That used to make 12# test more like 4# or 6#.

10-17-2012, 09:59 AM
Never used Crappie Max. I have always used Stren Hi-Vis 8lb test, but cannot find it anymore locally. I emailed Stren to see if they had quit making it, but they said no, they still produce it. Don't understand why my stores have quit handleing it.

10-17-2012, 02:03 PM
i agree with the others on a bad batch of line. try checking your rod tips. i recently bought 2 new poles and one of the ceramic inserts on the tip was missing didnt notice it till i broke my line casting twice. took the pol back and they replaced the tip no problems after that.

10-17-2012, 02:38 PM
I never had problems with it. I use Vicious Panfish now though.

10-17-2012, 04:30 PM
Had some line once that was the same way threw the spool away.

10-17-2012, 05:12 PM
I had a spool of the Wally marshal that was doing the same thing. Finally got the spool out and checked it running it through my fingers. Found about every 5 ft it had a slight burr in it. Something happened during the spoiling process. Threw it away and now use strictly braid except for Riggs.