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Perch Jerker35
10-14-2008, 06:16 PM
I was browsing the web and many places sell either scented jigs or a cream/jelly that you can "flavor" your jigs with. I was wondering if anyone has used them before, and if they work or not. There is also what looks like a syringe, but it has 100% concentrated shad, minnow, or nightcrawler in it. They are made to be injected into tube jigs. Thanks for any help.

Also was wondering:

Is a crappie more likely to bite something that is flavored as a Shad, Minnow, Nightcrawler, Garlic, or Crayfish. (I know these can vary with many conditions, but I a mean overall and in general.)

Thanks

PJ35

Jackpot
10-17-2008, 01:26 PM
I was browsing the web and many places sell either scented jigs or a cream/jelly that you can "flavor" your jigs with. I was wondering if anyone has used them before, and if they work or not. There is also what looks like a syringe, but it has 100% concentrated shad, minnow, or nightcrawler in it. They are made to be injected into tube jigs. Thanks for any help.

Also was wondering:

Is a crappie more likely to bite something that is flavored as a Shad, Minnow, Nightcrawler, Garlic, or Crayfish. (I know these can vary with many conditions, but I a mean overall and in general.)

Thanks

PJ35

I can tell you that the scented lures work well for me. I started using them approximately 2 years ago and have used very few other lures due to their effectiveness. (Disclaimer: I maintain a website for the originator of Slab Buster Crappie jigs. However, I have no financial interest or gain any profit from the sale of any jig).

The scented jig is effective for me, but I am not sure that I can cite the reason. They either like the scent and become more aggressive, or the scent of the jig simply removes the human scent. Either way I am happy with the results.

Mike
"Jackpot"

Perch Jerker35
10-17-2008, 03:28 PM
Thanks, Mike.

Fatman
10-20-2008, 12:22 PM
They want what they want when they want it and sometimes they don't. Sounds dumb as a box of rocks but it's true.

Stan Fagerstrom a well known writer about fishing once made this quote about bass "Bass don't do anything"!! Well it sure could have been written about crappie, cause sometimes they want the scent sometimes they dont'.

If I'm fishing two poles one will have it one wont', and work from there.

Fatman

sixfin
10-20-2008, 08:05 PM
I use the paste in the syringe. Shad flavored. I tried the other flavors but shad seemed to do best. I don't know if it makes them bite more but in the winter it seems that they bite and hold on if you have the jig full of the paste. But I think its hard to beat crappie nibbles!

sixfin
10-20-2008, 08:16 PM
Just remebered the name of the stuff in the syringe. KODIAK.

scolba
10-21-2008, 07:39 AM
we like to use waxies up under the skirt of the tubes...but before we put them on, we "marinade" them, so to speak, in a small pool of Bang! garlic. Usually take the cap off the spray can , fill it w\ about 1/8" of the Bang, and drop in the waxies. Seems to work pretty well for us. I think they hold on longer because of it, not necessarily triggering the strike.

chaunc
10-21-2008, 07:42 AM
Been using the kodiak paste for at least 5 years. It works best when the water cools down to 50* up here. Any warmer water, it's crappie nibbles for me. The nibbles dont seem to dissolve in cold water as well as they do in warm water. Kodiak paste even works under the ice. Get the maggot or waxworm too. Check it out at

http://kastaway.netstorekeeper.com/index.cfm?category_id=2

Perch Jerker35
10-21-2008, 01:39 PM
Thanks guys, but you all seem to have had pretty good luck with the crappie nibbles. I have never had any luck with them, am I doing something wrong?

chaunc
10-21-2008, 04:30 PM
Just find the one color that works best on your lake. I've found that diffrent colors work on diffrent lakes. Start with 3. White, chartreuse, and pink. I also have yellow, red sparkle, and silver sparkle. On a new lake, i'll give every color a try until i see which works best and quickest.

Perch Jerker35
10-22-2008, 03:20 PM
do you fish it straight or tip a jig with it?