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smoothlures
05-06-2007, 06:39 PM
Anyone use these? I got a little jar today, may try them tomorrow. What's the best way to use them? Tip jigs with them? Do you use them by themselves with any success?

catchafew
05-06-2007, 06:43 PM
I fish with jigs and nibbles only. Just tip the jig and hold on. Today my wife and I fished for three hours, caught 74 and brought 32 home.

smoothlures
05-06-2007, 06:44 PM
That's a lot of fish. Do you cover the hook point with the thing on a jig?

shadow
05-06-2007, 07:01 PM
I never really used them before I purchased a bait pump but now I wouldn't leave home without them! You just pump up your jig and HANG ON! Works great for me.

catchafew
05-06-2007, 07:08 PM
I fish with solid body jigs on a collar jig, just thread the nibble on the hook til it touches the jig.

gonefishing
05-06-2007, 07:10 PM
On hair jigs set a few out to let the get a little harder then tip your jig.
If you use tubes there is a thing called a bait pump and it works great or
just tip they the same way as the hair jigs.

Sharecropper
05-06-2007, 08:02 PM
Crappie nibbles work great. I prefer the Berkley Power Baits. They seem to work better if you let them sit out for 10-15 minutes; they dry out a little and stay on the hook better. Just my 2 cents worth.

pvcnut
05-06-2007, 08:12 PM
You might want to try the bait pump. You can read about it on baitpump.com. I have been using these for about a year now with tube jigs and they are great. You only have to re-bait about every 4th or 5th fish.

jlaughlin72
05-06-2007, 08:24 PM
When I use hair jigs, I normally don't use Crappie nibbles, but when I am using hollow body plastics I use the bait pump that I bought at http://thebaitpump.com/
Like the others said, you only have to pump it every so often and when you tip the jig with the nibbles they are good for one hit.

joejv4
05-07-2007, 06:34 AM
I just started using them this spring and they seem to help. I've casted to a spot w/o one and nothing, then cast to the same spot, used the same retrieve with a nibble on and got fish.

Gonna use them from now on. I use tubes and all I do is put it on the hook at the bottom of the "J". I suppose getting it up into the tube would be good - ala bait pump fishing, but haven't gotten around to getting one of those yet.

BigD
05-07-2007, 07:50 AM
I love using them with the bait pump. I was outcatching the live minnows. That was before that cold front :mad:

Hope it gets warmer so they come back to the shallows :D

D

smoothlures
05-07-2007, 10:22 AM
Thanks for the feedback, guys. Didn't get to get out this morning, but hopefully tomorrow!

dogboy
05-07-2007, 10:44 AM
I like Gulp maggots, they stay on the hook a lot better.

NIMROD
05-07-2007, 01:04 PM
I don't use them for Crappie. But they sure work great with crickets and worms or artifical baits for gills and redears!:D

hnd
05-07-2007, 06:43 PM
nitro crappie baits are phenominal...side by side beat out berkley power bites in my area...

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0037309120839a&type=product&cmCat=search&returnPage=search-results1.jsp&QueryText=nitro&N=4887&Ntk=Products&Ntx=mode+matchall&Nty=1&Ntt=nitro&noImage=0

HurricaneJM
05-07-2007, 08:25 PM
i use them, they help keep the minnow on too. i jam some up the skirt of the tubes too.

Bowfin
05-08-2007, 06:25 AM
I use 'em too. I twist it into a small cigar shape, slide it into my tube jig, the run the hood through the jig body like you usually would. This helps hold the nibble on and lasts a good while, even while casting with a roadrunner jighead.

joejv4
05-08-2007, 08:04 AM
nitro crappie baits are phenominal...side by side beat out berkley power bites in my area...

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0037309120839a&type=product&cmCat=search&returnPage=search-results1.jsp&QueryText=nitro&N=4887&Ntk=Products&Ntx=mode+matchall&Nty=1&Ntt=nitro&noImage=0


Does anyplace other than cabelas carry them? I hate mail ordering anything for fishing. I didn't see them at the local BPS and they aren't on the BPS website either. would Wally World or Dick's Sporting goods carry them?

I'm always looking to try new ways to catch those speckle-sided, paper-mouthed critters.

durrin82
05-08-2007, 09:01 AM
Get the nibbles that are neon with sparkles. The sparkles help a ton. They are impossible to find...but they are better than the normal nibbles.

skiptomylu
05-08-2007, 10:05 AM
If you use the bait pump just squeeze it into a tube jig or I came up with this idea for my customers that want to use them in a regular type jig. The use this tubing in fly tying tube flies. Just cut a piece off and slide it over your hook and squirt some in with the bait pump.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/Skip48/Hand%20Tied%20Jigs/Captured2006-12-1200015.jpg

smoothlures
05-08-2007, 10:34 AM
Get the nibbles that are neon with sparkles. The sparkles help a ton. They are impossible to find...but they are better than the normal nibbles.
My local Sportsmans Warehouse has a ton of them, with and without sparkles, and several different brands...

If you use the bait pump just squeeze it into a tube jig or I came up with this idea for my customers that want to use them in a regular type jig. The use this tubing in fly tying tube flies. Just cut a piece off and slide it over your hook and squirt some in with the bait pump.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/Skip48/Hand%20Tied%20Jigs/Captured2006-12-1200015.jpg
That's a very good idea. That just solved my problem. I'll have to try that, thanks. Do you epoxy it in or tie it in?