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crappiefarmer
01-07-2007, 01:58 PM
Do you do well with Black crappie fishing crankbaits? Has anybody had any success with Wally Marshall's crankbaits? thanks CF

J White
01-08-2007, 08:43 AM
Just my personal experience, I catch some blacks, but not as many.
I think some of this is just because there aren't as many here, but I'm thinking too, they don't go for the bigger baits quite as well as the whites.

Wally's baits I haven't tried, but have seen a buddy catch fish on 'em.
Seem to be a good lure, but sort of lacking in some of my favorite colors.

HurricaneJM
01-09-2007, 12:50 AM
I fish crankbaits quite a bit, i catch black crappie on them, ive noticed they work better for me on windy days, but they are good choice if the jigs arent working,

i use rapalas though, im sure wally's are good too

GRIZZ
01-09-2007, 03:13 AM
What raps do you use?

crappiefarmer
01-09-2007, 06:58 AM
Whats Ya'lls favorite crankbaits and colors? How many do you fish at a time? Do you use a lure knocker for hang ups? In the summer in my area the fish go no deeper than 6 to 8 feet because of dissolved oxygen. Will the shallow runners that dive 2 to 4 feet work O.K. or do I need a medium diver? What pound test do I need? Thanks for the trouble with all these questions guys. CF

Speck
01-09-2007, 07:07 AM
I personally use Bandits in the 200 or 300 series depending how deep I want them to run. 10# to 12# line and if I'm alone I'll usually only put out 2 poles. One on each side of the boat. Sometimes I'll run 3. As far as colors, I like chrome with a black back or chrome with a blue back on sunny days and pearl with red eyes or splatter back or tennessee shad or fire tiger on cloudy days. I also do better when there is some wind and chop on the water.

bpm2000
01-09-2007, 01:30 PM
anyone like those yo-zuri snap beans? Ive got a couple but havnt broke em in really yet.

stinkbait
01-09-2007, 01:39 PM
I have a couple of snap beans,never have caught a fish on em.But thats just me, im not much on crankbaits.

willsjwills
01-09-2007, 06:14 PM
does water ever get too cold for using crankbaits on crappie?

J White
01-10-2007, 01:19 PM
does water ever get too cold for using crankbaits on crappie?

My limited "take" on that - IF you can find fish actively feeding on schools
of shad, nope... but if they're hunkered down on the bottom, no luck.

HurricaneJM
01-10-2007, 02:29 PM
What raps do you use?

im not quite sure what model they are, i threw the boxes away, but for color, i have a rainbow, and some other dark colors, dark seems to work best for me. i dont troll them, i probably should try, but i like fishing the deeper water on my lake with them. (20-30 ft.) in the summer

prchjerker
01-10-2007, 05:21 PM
I personally havent used Wallys cranks, but last fall on Grenada at the crappiemaster championship WAlly actually weighed in just infront of me and all his fish but one came on his cranks.The reason I know this is three fish swallowed the cranks so deep they left the baits in the fish until they were judged live.we do really well with regular shad raps, as well as jointed shad raps and the glass shad raps here in the midwest.Color and size will vary from day to day.

Blue Duck
01-10-2007, 09:20 PM
I have good luck with Rebel Minnow's. Silver with a blue back are my favorites.

crappiefarmer
01-11-2007, 08:49 AM
I fish stained water. Do you guys have any recomendations for colors? Thanks for all the imput. CF

barn dog
01-11-2007, 09:17 AM
Try firetiger or something that has some rattle noise to it

prchjerker
01-11-2007, 11:32 AM
If I could only have four colors, they would be black/silver,a crawdad pattern orange/brown, firetiger, and chart./with a red head.

HurricaneJM
01-11-2007, 11:31 PM
I fish stained water. Do you guys have any recomendations for colors? Thanks for all the imput. CF

brighter colors, i would make sure it has a shiny silver in it for stained waters.

GRIZZ
01-12-2007, 02:51 AM
anyone like those yo-zuri snap beans? Ive got a couple but havnt broke em in really yet.

Have em - tried em - can't catch didily on em.

BUCKMARK
01-12-2007, 11:45 AM
I catch a good many bluegill on the Snap Beans in the summer months.

For crappie I use the Bill Norman Crappie cranks. They work well, and are very bright. Perch is a good pattern, but I forget the actual color names they use. I think my favorite is called "sun perch". I know BPS sells them.

BUCKMARK
01-12-2007, 11:48 AM
http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catalog.TextId?hvarTextId=15605&hvarTarget=search&cmCat=SearchResults


My favorite is #53 Sun perch.

These work!

crappiefarmer
01-12-2007, 08:56 PM
How do ya deal with hang ups? CF

SteveJ
01-12-2007, 10:10 PM
How do ya deal with hang ups? CF

I made a plugknocker with a 4 oz weight, a snap and some small brass chain, don't know what the chain is called, about 1/4" across. Put it on some trotline and keep it handy. Here is one from BPS.

http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catalog.TextId?hvarTextId=52869&hvarDept=100&hvarEvent=&hvarClassCode=11&hvarSubCode=5&hvarTarget=browse

crappiefarmer
01-13-2007, 09:28 PM
Has anybody tried trolling strike kings bitsy pond minnows? I have a few of these but was wondering if they work. Also is there anyway to paint a crankbait that will hold up fairly well? thanks CF