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fastfish
07-16-2015, 01:06 PM
I bought a few of those at Walmart the other day in a lime green color. Guess they are about 2-3 inches long . What size hooks should I use with them for crappies? What other color might be good? They had a rootbeer color and a white also.

brushnjigs
07-16-2015, 01:09 PM
1 or 1/0

brushnjigs
07-16-2015, 01:10 PM
1/16th oz jighead with a 1 or 1/0 black nickle

fastfish
07-16-2015, 02:01 PM
Thanks!! I almost picked up some of those but just wasn't sure they weren't too big.

CrappiePappy
07-16-2015, 02:11 PM
Biggest hook I ever use for Crappie is a #2 Aberdeen. Only 1/0 hooks I own are for 4" plastic craws & 7" worms for Bass fishing :Doh:

... cp :kewl

fastfish
07-16-2015, 02:49 PM
pappy...why do you go for the smaller size?? to keep from ripping their lips?

huntinslabs
07-16-2015, 03:20 PM
I use a 1/16th oz head with #2 hook longlining them. Honestly have much better results fishing the Bass Pro Cajun Critter over all the other twin tail grubs.

CrappiePappy
07-16-2015, 07:10 PM
pappy...why do you go for the smaller size?? to keep from ripping their lips?

Nah ... ain't worried about ripping lips, as it seems that most of the time I hook them in the roof of their mouth ... especially when casting. Trolling & pushing jigs is when I'm more likely to lip hook one, but even then my 2" plastics on a jighead with a #2 Aberdeen hook will bring them in. I've yet to have a fish bend the hook open & get off, and the #2 hook is big enough to leave enough gap for a good hookup, even on the thicker 2" plastics.

I really don't consider a #2 Aberdeen to be a "smaller size", seeing as how I came up from a #4 hook on my 1/32 & 1/16oz jigheads TO the #2 size for both heads (on my custom poured unpainted weedless jigheads that I use when casting). The other jigheads, that I have for trolling/pushing, are also custom poured (by a different member) and have the same size hook (#2) & are painted. The main reason I even went up to a #2 hook was because I was also up sizing the plastics I was using, from 1.5"-1.75" to 2" and larger ... and wanted the larger gap between the hook point & plastic bodies.

... cp :kewl

Spoonminnow
07-17-2015, 09:23 PM
#4 hook with a 1/16 or 1/32 oz. jig is standard in my book. Even going to a #6 will still get good hook sets as long as the lure isn't too long (1 3/4" is about the longest with that hook size). I had to downsize lure, jig and hook size to catch a large number of perch today and some of the 40 or so crappie I caught yesterday.

A double tail that large might need 1/8 oz to obtain the retrieve speed you need depending on depth. (A topic I'm going to start),