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can anyone suggest some effective cranbaits for gills? i've a few but am not familiar with all the newer stuff on the market. i'm well stocked with the smallest rapalas and some crawdad patterns. thanks.
rich; these are but a few of the ones I use for bluegill;; all proven catchers !! I also changed the rear treble hooks; for a single hook;; makes for easier un-hooking;;;; also;; on the main page; Jim Gronaw tells of a tail gunner tactic by using a -- behind the crankbait offering;; its deadly to !! hope this helps some buddy !
Wow ,quite an arsenal Carl!! There's also a teeny torpedo prop bait ( Not really a crank bait) and snap Beans that are good sized .If you can suspend a tiny crankbait with a bit of split shot and work it slow its a great panfish technique when they are active .
thanks John;; thing is;; I couldnt get all of my blue gill crank baits into one pix; for clarity;; and;; I have always been one for going a trifle-- overboard; getting fishing stuff;; LOL. I always get ; 2 or 3 of the same crankbaits-- that WORK !! because sooner or later; your going to loose one !
I use the Strike King Bitsy Minnow in all colors but solid white and fire tiger seem to work best for me. I also like the Arkie Crappie Crank and the Rebel Teeny Craw is one of my favorites. I hope this helps Rich.
I'll have to try that one if I can find one. What color do you catch them on? I have caught plenty crappie and bass on mini cranks. I have lost a few really big largemouth that spit the tiny hooks or break off.
Been try'n to find some gill sized crank baits also, stumbled across a write up on the snap beans, never heard of them untill then, done a google and found some on ebay, may have to get a few before spring gets here.
Johnny;; just for thought;; trout magnate also makes some good crankbaits; skinny; a bit long; look like rainbow trout;; but still excellent crankbaits for blue gills. and dont forget about Jim Gronaws tactic; of tail gunning blue gills !! tie a nymp type fly onto the rear of a crank bait;; work it slow ;; its deadly !!
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