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Barnacle Bill
08-03-2004, 04:37 PM
I can't find any locally, so I'm getting ready to order some from Cabela's. Whay would be the best color(s) for these stained coastal waters?

Deacon
08-03-2004, 04:55 PM
I can't find any locally, so I'm getting ready to order some from Cabela's. Whay would be the best color(s) for these stained coastal waters?

IBNFSHN,
I have gotten several jars from Cabela's. The water where I fish is really stained. I find the sparkle green and sparkle silver works really well. Especially if you tip a jig with them. I have looked at our local bait shops and they do not carry the sparkle. Cabela's and Bass Pro is the only place I could find them.
I also use the pink and chartreuse but have had better luck with the sparkle.

Boscoe
08-03-2004, 07:02 PM
I've been using the silver with pretty good luck. We went to West Neck Friday and Saturday the water had nice cypress stain. We caught a bunch (like the ones in the pic I sent you) on chartreuse or pink jigs with the silver nibbles. It seemed like the chartreues jigs worked a little better. I just ordered some nibbles in charteuse and silver. Did you get the jigs I sent?

crappiefarmer
08-03-2004, 07:13 PM
Bill H.,

Don't get yellow. I've tried that color down in my neck of the woods in dark water and they ain't done jack! Good Luck. CF

Barnacle Bill
08-03-2004, 09:54 PM
I've been using the silver with pretty good luck. We went to West Neck Friday and Saturday the water had nice cypress stain. We caught a bunch (like the ones in the pic I sent you) on chartreuse or pink jigs with the silver nibbles. It seemed like the chartreues jigs worked a little better. I just ordered some nibbles in charteuse and silver. Did you get the jigs I sent?

Yep, got them the next day. I haven't really had a chance to try them on crappie yet, but I did catch a nice white perch on one. When I get thru with this hand operation, I want to get up with you and buy several dozen so my fishing partners and I can give them a good test. I really like the looks of the one you are still working on, (looks like it has bug eyes).

Moose1am
08-03-2004, 11:08 PM
Try the Chartruse or lime yellow crappie nibbles. They work great with a white or pearl colored jig that has blue, gold and silver sparkles embedded in the plastic of the jig body. The Bass Pro Shops Squirmin Squirts White Lighting are my go to jig and the Chartruse crappie nibble colors does very well with those jigs.


Today I ran out of minnows to feed my pet fish. So I feed the fish a few crappie nibbles. The Warmouth at two of the nibbles but he lost most of them as they got stuck in his throat and everytime he moved his gills the crappie nibbles disolved a bit more and were expelled out of his gills. I could see puffs of chartruse crappie nibbles coming out of his mouth and gills. LOL


I have a few bluegills and a tiny warmouth, that is not much bigger than the small shiners that I feed my crappies, in the aquairum with my three crappies. The warmouth is very agressive and fast. As soon as the first minnow hits the water in the aquarium that warmouth is after it. It's more agressive than my black crappie and easily beats the other fish to the minnows. Sometime the warmouth can't get the entire minnow inside it's stomach and you can see about 1//4" of the minnows tail sticking out of the Warmouth's Mouth. :). I get a big kick out of watching the fish feed on those minnows.

For a while I had a 14" White Crappie in the tanks but he as too stressed out and was about ready to die. So I took him out of the aquarium and make filets out of him. He is now in my freezer waiting for me to catch a few more big crappie so that I can have a fish fry.

I caught a few small sunfish that are only about 1" long. I captured them with my glass minnow trap. I used oat meal to entice them inside the trap. I put the trap out in only 1ft of water right along the bank. It only too a few hours to get the small sunfish to enter the trap.






I can't find any locally, so I'm getting ready to order some from Cabela's. Whay would be the best color(s) for these stained coastal waters?

Tommy
08-04-2004, 05:38 AM
I can't find any locally, so I'm getting ready to order some from Cabela's. Whay would be the best color(s) for these stained coastal waters?

I have been using yellow with a lot of success. I have tried the sparkles but they don't seem to stay on the hook as long as the regular nibbles do. Didn't know they made a silver, and will try it as soon as I find them.

PanMan_VA
08-04-2004, 06:48 AM
BILL,

BPS in Hampton usually has some.

Tim The Lippa Rippa Mon
08-04-2004, 07:17 AM
I am really surprised that no one listed the White nibbles! They are #1, and the Chartruese-Green, would come in a tight 2nd in any waters.

FYI - the most common color (other than live bait) that all record breaking fish have been caught on.... ding ding ding - White.

I carry several more colors of nibbles during tournys, but those really are the best. I would also recomend the Glup baits in Orange or Chartreuse. They look like a Catalpa worm, and are about 1- 1 1/2" long. The Orange is a real killer! Full baskets to ya!

<,"}/>{ Rippa

fatboy
08-04-2004, 07:46 AM
i only use green because they have always worked the best but they will stain the crap out of boat carpet.

Tim The Lippa Rippa Mon
08-05-2004, 08:54 PM
That sure is the truth! I can't stand the mess I make with them in the rain. That part really sucks! My Frogg Toggs look like i got in a dang paint ball war somewhere :rolleyes:

They sure help to keep the fish turned on though.

<,"}/>{ Rippa

Moose1am
08-05-2004, 09:14 PM
I have not fished in the rain for a long time now. Ever since I outgrew my gortex rain suit. I am starting to try to loose some weight so that I can fit back in there. The new rain suits are too expensive at 500 bucks for the insulated ones.

I may get me a pair of those frogg toggs though. Maybe I should get the yellow green or Chartruse colored frogg toggs so that the crappie nibble stains won't be so apparent? LOL Right now my brown carpet on my boat has a chartruse spots on it. But that stuff does wash out with time.




That sure is the truth! I can't stand the mess I make with them in the rain. That part really sucks! My Frogg Toggs look like i got in a dang paint ball war somewhere :rolleyes:

They sure help to keep the fish turned on though.

<,"}/>{ Rippa

Cuz
08-06-2004, 09:22 AM
frogg toggs are the greatest!! fishin' huntin' or another thing else you may do in the rain. and they do not cost $500. .

Cuz

Tim The Lippa Rippa Mon
08-06-2004, 10:06 AM
frogg toggs are the greatest!! fishin' huntin' or another thing else you may do in the rain. and they do not cost $500. .

Cuz

I paid about $150 for my 4x bibs & Jacket. I got them in the White Smoke color. I have had them for about 1 year, and have put them through a lot of tournament hell. Seems like every tournament we fished this year, that it rained for at least 1 day of the trip. I like how light weight Frogg Toggs are, but I wish they didn't frey/fuzz up so bad, and that the jackets were about 6" longer with at least 1 pocket. All in all, I would buy another set, but I will go with the Deer colored, or else midnight Blue on the next go around.

I use my Gortex set in the Winter(they are insulated), but they only came to about $270. I have never seen them for any where nears $500. I love them, but they make me sweat pretty easily. That part I don't care for much, but it beats being cold and soaked!

<,"}/>{ Rippa

Big Zig
08-06-2004, 12:51 PM
How are using these nibbles? Do you just take one and hook it with your favorite plastic body or hair jig? Fish one or more by themselves under floats?

I have never used them, but have seen them in the local "taverns". I would be more inclined to take one, roll it between two fingers and make a larvae shape out of it, then thread it onto a bare jig head. 1-2 lb. test line with a 1/32-1/64 oz. painted jighead seems like it would be ideal for this.

Barnacle Bill
08-06-2004, 02:42 PM
Is there any difference between Crappie Nibbles (cabela's) and the Crappie Bites from BPS?

Deacon
08-06-2004, 04:12 PM
How are using these nibbles? Do you just take one and hook it with your favorite plastic body or hair jig? Fish one or more by themselves under floats?

I have never used them, but have seen them in the local "taverns". I would be more inclined to take one, roll it between two fingers and make a larvae shape out of it, then thread it onto a bare jig head. 1-2 lb. test line with a 1/32-1/64 oz. painted jighead seems like it would be ideal for this.

Big Zig,
I usually just put one on the hook of the jig or what ever. If them crappie are sitting down there just looking at the bait I think sooner or later they'll get a wiff of the nibble and go for it. If I'm fishing for bream I like to put a small hook onto a Colorado Spinner and put a nibble on the hook / cast it toward the bank and tight-line it back to the boat. Bream go crazy for those nibbles.