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07-07-2007, 08:49 PM
Heys guys.....What is your favorite crappie lure and what color? I'm trying to stock up some good productive lures for the new tackle box. Thanks!


07-07-2007, 09:18 PM
I make hair jigs I use most of the time, but also use tube jigs in some kind of chartruese or blue/white. These colors work good on our color waters, but might be different where you are.

07-07-2007, 10:17 PM
for where i fish i like a clear beetle spin with teal stripes on it and a gold jig head

Darrell Baker
07-07-2007, 10:17 PM
My favorite lure on Weiss Lake in Alabama is the Southern Pro Hot Grubs. I have tried a lot of different flies and jigs but the Hot Grubs seem to produce more fish. I have several colors that really work great here but the best ones are Black/Blue/Chartruese, Blue/Chartreuse, and Red/Black/Chartreuse. I have the grubs in just about all of the colors but these are the most productive.

Darrell Baker
Weiss Lake Crappie Guides
PO Box 778
Centre, Alabama 35960
Tele/ 256-927-2232
Cell/ 256-557-0129

07-07-2007, 10:44 PM
I also fish lures by Southern Pro, but I use UMBRELLA TUBES with 1/8th oz unpainted round head leadheads inserted into them.:cool: That is the only bait for me on Lake Nimrod for verticle jiggin condos. Favorite colors pink/white , black/chartruse , red /chartruse , silver/white ,and just about any color/chartruse combo.:D Slabs eat big shad here so I use only big baits.;)

07-07-2007, 10:49 PM
Umbrella tubes in Black and chartreuse, or red and chartreuse on a 1/8th ounce head, orange, or chartreuse

07-07-2007, 11:03 PM
My fave is the lure that is working ;) :D but mostly I love slabbuster tubes, beavertails and crappie thunder.. pink and white, black and char, and red and white. But, I have just about every color known to man( my wife says I have an addiction but I don't know;) ) but the good old minnow is pretty good too:D

07-07-2007, 11:41 PM
The Crappie Magnet In Pearl white http://www.secretbait.com/cm_body_13.jpg

crappie bug
07-07-2007, 11:51 PM
I like tube jigs in bllack/chat or red/chat

drill instructor
07-08-2007, 02:01 AM
Me and Darrell have the same taste in jigs. Nothing beats Southern Pro Hot Grubs.

07-08-2007, 04:50 AM
Southern Pro 1.75" solid body tubes - blu/char & grn/char (last couple of years)
Roadrunner marabou 1/16oz - solid chartreuse (forever)
BPS Sparkle Squirt hollow tubes - Elec Blue/char (forever)
Panfish Assassins - Albino Shad, Crystal Shad (last several years)

... and with productive results !!

And like Nimrod says ... pretty much any color combo'd with chartreuse ;) ... is good to have in the box.

All my plastics are put on 1/32 & 1/16oz custom made weedless jigheads (unpainted ball head, #4 & #2 hooks in gold, bronze, or red ... brush style weedguard & V-wing weedguard)

And, it's always a good idea to have a pkg or two of solid white & solid chartreuse (& even solid pink) chenile body/marabou tail Crappie jigs. (good for vertical jigging, trolling, Vertical Casting, and open water casting)

Ooops ... sorry --- hope that new tackle box is a biggun :p

... luck2ya ... cp

07-08-2007, 06:12 AM
Me , I like those "Clouser jigs" that shipahoy 41 makes. :D That's why I make them. They are great on bluegill, crappies, white bass and anything else that will bite a minnow. They are affordable at $1.25 each.


old ship :cool:

07-08-2007, 06:27 AM
Southern Pro hot grubs for me.

stinkies daddy
07-08-2007, 06:51 AM
Spro Crappie Jigs (http://www.spro.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=91)

I like these Spro Jigs, my favorite is the chartruse and buck tail. They seem to work well for jigging and casting

07-08-2007, 07:10 AM
Here is a pic of some of my favorites and I use them in both hackle and marabou tail.

Also you can take a look at my web site for good ideas as I have a lot of jig pictures.

Anyway here are some of my Favs...

07-08-2007, 07:23 AM
I like the 1 1/2 tubes rigged on ponyheads with collars,any color combo with chart. seems to work best for me.

07-08-2007, 08:22 AM
Chart. roadrunner and southern pro jigs 1/16 or 1/8 oz.

Kelly Matthews
07-08-2007, 09:29 AM
Darrell is right on the money nothing but Southern Pro... Also Popsicle and Acid Rain are two good ones to throw in there.
Here is link to Southern Pro Hot Grubs product showcase:
See you on Weiss...:)

07-08-2007, 11:03 AM
For crappie, a black Cubby nail tail on a 1/32 oz Reeves Lures red round head jig.

Crappie Chaser
07-08-2007, 11:47 AM
I like the Southern pro jigs in Black/Chartruese, & The Tassel Tail and Swim Fin Grubs from Culprit. I don't know if it's just a coincidence, but a Red head with Blue & White tube jig caught me tons of fish this week!

07-08-2007, 12:15 PM
I second all of the above suggestions especially skips jigs. They are the best tied jigs I've ever had in my hands. Also, get some of his glow jigs. The only other suggestion I'd make is Christmas colored berkley power grubs and berkley gulp grubs that are available only from Cabelas.



07-08-2007, 12:58 PM
My go to is a white/clear sparkle, with a 1/32 oz. minnow head, with wobbly eyes and a #4 hook.

07-08-2007, 03:26 PM
1/8th ounce orange and chart. tube jig.

07-08-2007, 03:34 PM
1/64 or 1/32 oz jigs in chartreuse or pink with mister twiser exude micro shad in pearl,,this combo has put over 2300 in our baskets since the last week of April.. also works great on large gills and yellow perch

07-09-2007, 07:39 AM
[QUOTE=GRIZZ]I second all of the above suggestions especially skips jigs. They are the best tied jigs I've ever had in my hands. Also, get some of his glow jigs. The only other suggestion I'd make is Christmas colored berkley power grubs and berkley gulp grubs that are available only from Cabelas./QUOTE]

Thanks Grizz I really appreciate the kind words about my work. I do my very best to make a good looking jig that holds up well. The Glow Jigs are something else huh? I know they cost a little more than regular jigs, but I spend a good bit more time on them and I have to do all the things to them that I do to a regular jig and then make them Glow.

FYI I am glad to see many here like Souther Pro as I am taking them on to sell so my customers can get both hand tied jigs and soft plastics at the same spot. I will also start selling jig heads with a collar to go with the soft plastics. I am also adding in the Aurora Green Lights and I am adding these products just to have more items to offer and have a good choice for the fishermen.


07-09-2007, 09:32 AM
Amen to what my friend Skip has said.

old ship

DC Crappie Kid
07-09-2007, 03:21 PM
16th oz unpainted minnow shaped jighead with a red hook. 2" Bobby Garland "Sassy Shad" soft plastic. Gray with a black stripe down the back and red flakes. Fish like 'em better than minnows. "Bleeding Shad" I think is the name of the color. Awesome for vertical jigging.

07-09-2007, 04:20 PM
1/16th oz. chartreuse roadrunner with a southern pro hot grub in bubblegum colors. ( pink and chartreuse )

07-10-2007, 09:34 AM
No one has mentioned crappie slider grubs, 1 and 1/2 inch. They have been deadly this year for me in PA. Was catching 20-25 nice slabs in an hour or so with the watermelon/chartreuse before a family emergency sidelined me for a while. Wife wants to buy me the whole kit and then all the colors that don't come with that as well. I guess if she wants to who am I to stand in her way. Good luck to all.


07-10-2007, 09:18 PM
I have real good luck with Sliders also JuneBug / Chartreuse is my favorite

Arthur Butler
07-11-2007, 08:42 AM
I let the fish tell me what they want when jigging. Some days it is a tube jig, some a jig tipped with a minnow, and others it will be a minnow all by its lonesome...I have to say that I have had my best luck on Black/Chartreuse...but have some pretty hot days on Pink, and on a Red/White jig...when I troll, I stick to minnows...just what has worked for me...after all...It's not always about the quantity...but the quality...:D

07-14-2007, 01:49 AM
I have awful good luck using Bass Pro's 1 1/2" Squirmin Squirts, fully salt imprgnated, on 1/32 oz jighead in either unpainted or a painted matching colored head, prefer Orange/Pearltruese or Orange/Chart and occasionally White/Chart. and tipped with a good ole Berkley Crappie nibble in either Chart. or White hanging off of Stren 6 pound hi/vis gold line! awesome combination for me and has worked for me on several different lakes from North Missouri to Southern Missouri, all different seasons and water clarities and water temps too!

07-16-2007, 11:20 AM
I sometimes use a 3" twister tail on a 1/8 oz leadhead.

However, my all-time go to bait on central Ohio resevoirs that has produced tons of fish is:

tube jigs on 1/16 oz jigs. I prefer chartrusse/black or chartruesse/red.


07-17-2007, 11:53 AM
1/8 oz. red and white jighead with #1 red hook , and a 1.5 in. tube in red/pearl chartruesse, orange/pearl chartruesse, or black/pearl chartruesse.

07-20-2007, 07:43 PM
Thanks guys! I bought most of the jigs you guys mentioned. So far, I'm having good luck with these. Now I just need to keep watching the posts and read the articles here, and on another site I found helpful. Thanks again guys!