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Gear Trend: Great Crappie Jigs & Grubs

With or without a minnow, here are four crappie-lure must-haves.

Gear Trend: Great Crappie Jigs & Grubs

Crappie jigs and grubs have come a long way in the last few years.

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 PowerBait Power Grub

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PowerBait Power Grub

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

PowerBait Sick Fish

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PowerBait Sick Fish

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


BASS PRO SHOPS Crappie Maxx Pro Minnow Jighead

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Crappie Maxx Pro Minnow Jighead

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 Road Runner Go-Go Runner

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Road Runner Go-Go Runner

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

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