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Re: Pan Fish Baits [Re: LFD] #3974257 04/07/10
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In our area it is tough to beat a small Northland Gypsi Jig tipped with a Power Grub or as tzone mentioned a Gulp bait. We have early open water this year and they worked very well for both crappies and bluegills this morning. The biggest problem was keeping the guides on the rods from freezing shut, then the line of the spool of the reel wanted to freeze as well. But we were fishing in a boat in open water when most years we would be just looking at a frozen lake wishing for open water.

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Re: Pan Fish Baits [Re: mmgravy] #3974899 04/07/10
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Fun ain't it?

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Re: Pan Fish Baits [Re: tzone] #3979287 04/09/10
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No doubt!!

Sure beats sitting home thinking about fishing. Those first spring crappies and bluegillls certainly do taste good deep fried with Roach coating on them.

Good luck with the first run of the year. I had no issues with mine. Everything worked and that is always good.

Re: Pan Fish Baits [Re: ingwe] #3981348 04/09/10
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Originally Posted by ingwe
Anybody ever tried 2" tube jigs for stream trout???

Ingwe


No, but I've used six inch ones for lake trout! They are pan fish up here. smile

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Re: Pan Fish Baits [Re: Yukoner] #3981943 04/09/10
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Ingwe has his best luck with Panther Martins, I do best fishing essentially the same way with Mepps. I catch fish on both, just more on the Mepps.
I do usually use a # 1 though. Carefully slice the little red tube on the hook and try fishing with and without it to see what works for you. Try the different colored blades.

The small Rapala can really produce too.


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Re: Pan Fish Baits [Re: LouisB] #3982039 04/09/10
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LousieB: You ever notice you have your best luck on what you have the most faith in??? Doesnt matter if its bass, trout, panfish, what have you..

My stream tackle box has about 16 or so lures in it...all Panther Martins, one Rainbow color,one holographic thing, one all gold, one silver with dotz, and 12 Gold ones!!!!

Guess which one I do best with...? whistle


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He spoke in tears of 15 years his dog and him traveled about. The dog up and died. She up and died....After 20 years he still grieves.
Re: Pan Fish Baits [Re: ingwe] #4004961 04/17/10
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Ingwe what is your Best of the Best Panther Martin

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Re: Pan Fish Baits [Re: LFD] #4005358 04/17/10
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#4PMR-G....... grin


Ingwe


He spoke in tears of 15 years his dog and him traveled about. The dog up and died. She up and died....After 20 years he still grieves.
Re: Pan Fish Baits [Re: ingwe] #4017593 04/22/10
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My favorite bait for bluegill and crappie is a small spinner, about an inch long with a feather tail. They smack'em hard!!!

Doesn't work well in the trees, but in open water over structure, it's a killer and a ton of fun too. Heck...I've even had bass and catfish hit it!

Dan


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Re: Pan Fish Baits [Re: Dan_Chamberlain] #4020108 04/22/10
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My favorite bait for bluegill and crappie is a small spinner, about an inch long with a feather tail. They smack'em hard!!!

Ok what brand and color
Thanks

IC-B

Re: Pan Fish Baits [Re: LFD] #4022264 04/23/10
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lfd

I answered your pm. Sorry i haven't been back since posting this. For the rest, I don't really recall what brand. I bought three different colors from WalMart that were the same size. I thought they looked cute. If I recall, they were about 1.99 per spinner.

As an aside, this afternoon, just goofing around at the local city reservoir, I cought a small catfish and a 1.5 pound bass on one! I couldn't believe the catfish took it! They are real weird fish!

The bluegills were smacking it too.

Dan


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Re: Pan Fish Baits [Re: ingwe] #4036029 04/28/10
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I agree with you, in moving water the Martin Panther has a better action than the Mepps and seams to hang up less. I only use two colors, black / gold or yellow / silver.

And swivels are for people who don't know how to tie knots. If you like the action a swivel gives, tie a bowline and leave an open loop. It's a better action without hanging a lot of hardware on the lure.


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Re: Pan Fish Baits [Re: prairie dog shooter] #4036091 04/28/10
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pds: Exactamundo! Across the board....
I use the same colors, tie the knots, and off I go! grin

Havent found a fish yet that wont chase a PM...I carry about a dozen gold for every one silver...but once in awhile..when the light is just so.....


Ingwe


He spoke in tears of 15 years his dog and him traveled about. The dog up and died. She up and died....After 20 years he still grieves.
Re: Pan Fish Baits [Re: ingwe] #4036270 04/28/10
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Gimme a foam slip cork, a long-shank #8 hook, split shot, and a cricket, all on an ultralight spinning rig. Kids love to watch that cork go under.

I took my 5yr old out to a pond recently and we caught big bream until we ran out of light. The most fun she had was tossing out the last 15-20 crickets, one at a time, next to the boat. Those big bluegill would rise up below, just like sharks, then WHAM!

Out on the lake, we often catch chinquapins (redears, shellcrackers) when after catfish. Most often it is a big chunk of nightcrawler on a #6 hook, fished near the bottom. We'll be trying out some redneck catfish jugs (swim noodle floats with PVC pipe) tomorrow while we try to jerk the lips off some bream and channel cats.


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Re: Pan Fish Baits [Re: JPro] #4047414 05/01/10
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Black 1/16 and 1/32 oz Roadrunners.

Re: Pan Fish Baits [Re: headspace] #4052355 05/03/10
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I fish crappie and bream with an ultra-light, spooled with 4 lb test. I slow retrieve a #16-20 dark nymph with at least 6ft of 2 lb test attached to a clear float. Retrieve it so slow that the nymph stays deep. I'll pull 4-6" fish all day with spinners/tubes/etc., but when I use this set-up is when I hook the mega-slabs! Give it a try when you tire of the little ones or action is slow.


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Re: Pan Fish Baits [Re: DownWind] #4052401 05/03/10
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Best bait for bream is the Catalpa worm. A very distant second best is the larvae you can dig out of wasp nest.

But Catalpa worms are the best for bream, if you can keep the bass, catfish, and crappie from getting to them first.


Re: Pan Fish Baits [Re: CrowRifle] #4057684 05/05/10
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How about a leader line of Flora Carbon. I use a 6lb test with Grand Children. Use a flora Carbon leader because it is advertised as invisible, Use a 6 lb test leader. 2 lb test will it hold up ok. Do you frequently retie your leader?

Re: Pan Fish Baits [Re: LFD] #4057723 05/05/10
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Pan-fish Assassins work great, in you can find them.



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Re: Pan Fish Baits [Re: Whelenman] #4058811 05/05/10
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Tiny Panther Martin spinners.

Pure evil on panfish.

Can't tell you the last time I fished anything other than ultralight for anything.




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