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caseydrew
02-20-2007, 06:46 PM
I would ten times rather cast a jig to brush than fish w/ a long pole, but I was wondering what type of jig do you guys use when tipping it w/ a minnow? Seems to me like the hair jigs might be better than tubes.....?

slab_slayer1
02-20-2007, 06:47 PM
I like hair jigs myself

Charger
02-20-2007, 06:53 PM
Yep, hair jigs.

willsjwills
02-20-2007, 07:11 PM
I only use plastic if i'm too lazy to tie hair jigs.:) :)

LOZcrappie
02-20-2007, 07:40 PM
Everyone has a preference, for sure, when it comes to tipping jigs with minnows. I only use plastic. Just my two cents..

Jerry Blake
02-20-2007, 07:44 PM
Hair jigs. But I would 10 times rather flip a jig in the shallows with a long pole "up close and personal" than cast a jig with a short pole from a distance. Usually though, when they are in the shallows around here we don't need to tip our jigs with minnows.

I guess it's because I feel like I have so much more control over the depth and speed of my presentation and I can drop a jig in real tight places and behind stumps and such that would be very difficult to cast to.

If you're targeting crappie in a two foot area you can run a jig at several different angles and depths through that area with a long pole in the time it would take you to cast and retrieve a jig one time while sitting 20 yards away.

Plus you can see what you are fishing in and around and avoid hang-ups a lot easier while you pick it apart. That's one of the great things about crappie fishing - there are so many techniques available to fish for them.

possumcop
02-20-2007, 07:45 PM
Capps and Coleman use Mid South rubber jigs and they are the best crappie fisherman in the country so I think that I will use them too.....................

willsjwills
02-21-2007, 05:05 AM
they only do that when people arealooking:) :)

CrappiePappy
02-21-2007, 07:33 AM
I would ten times rather cast a jig to brush than fish w/ a long pole, but I was wondering what type of jig do you guys use when tipping it w/ a minnow? Seems to me like the hair jigs might be better than tubes.....?

I don't "longpole" either .... preferring to cast. If I was going to use a minnow on a jig ... it would be a plain weedless jighead - no plastic/hair/feathers or any other kind of body material. But, that's just me .... cp :cool:

J White
02-21-2007, 11:30 AM
they only do that when people arealooking:) :)

:D :D :D I like it

england
02-21-2007, 04:47 PM
I love the the long polen, but have seen times when you had to cast to shallow stumps to keep from spooking them.

GRIZZ
02-21-2007, 04:59 PM
I don't long pole, but I'm always open minded to learning new methods, plus up here we don't need to long pole. If I was fishing in a lake with lots of stumps and trees in the water I may want to try it like Jerry says. I think I would prefer an extra fast action long pole. I don't like floppy poles that bend a lot when they are horizontal. I have to say though that I haven't had a lot of the long poles in hand.