Gear Trend: Great Crappie Jigs & Grubs
August 29, 2019
With or without a minnow, here are four crappie-lure must-haves.
For many anglers the classic live minnow is a go-to choice for crappie, but jigs and grubs have come a long way in the last few years, making them at times the most effective option — with or without minnows. Here are some of the best.
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Berkley says they can scientifically prove that fish hold onto PowerBait up to 18 times longer than other baits That makes these curlytail PowerBait Grubs ideal for nabbing light-biting slabs. Great action even at slow speed. 2, 3, 4 and 5-inch sizes. 18 colors. $3/20 pack
Barn-door crappie can’t resist the swimming action of these incredibly lifelike soft swimbaits enhanced with PowerBait scent. Rig one weedless on a jighead for busting big “sac-a-lait” out of deep cover. 12 colors match baitfish everywhere. $4
This sharp-nosed, minnow-shaped head has a double wire keeper to hold a soft-plastic tail snug against the head at all times. Large eyes provide an easy target. Premium Mustad UltraPoint hook. 7 colors, 3 sizes. $4.50/8 pack
Blakemore combined a Fle-Fly curly-tailed Go-Go Minnow and a Road Runner Pro 2.0 spinner head to make this lure that big crappie can’t resist. Seven colors, 1/16- or 1/8-ounce sizes. $3