When you are fishing for pan fish smaller is better. Look for lures in the 1/4oz or smaller size.
of pan fish fishing lures to use:
* Curly Tail Jigs
* Marabou Jigs
* Weedless Spinners, (they have a jig attached) smallest you can find
* Willow Leaf Blades: Silver Colorado
Or Gold Blades
The above listed lures can be bought at any department store, bait shop, or online. Most
of these artificial baits can be purchased for very little. Make sure when comparing prices that you compare prices
for artificial baits in the 1/4oz or smaller range.
Suggested ways to use these crappie fishing lures:
fishing a curly tail jig, use a uniquely designed jig head with screw lock from Cabela's. It takes your bait to the
bottom where the big ones are. It allows you to thread a plastic tube, or split tail onto the corkscrew and hook it
through the tail. The innovative flat-bottom jig head helps the hook stand up at a 60deg angle. Your hooked bait
stands up straight off the bottom and is free to move about. I recommend you purchase and use a Karlins Lunker Curly
Tail. This jig is a good choice to use when using a slip bobber rig.
When fishing Marabou jigs use the 1/8oz
or 1/4oz size. A good way to fish this lure is use a slip bobber, place a split on the line so the jig falls to a set
When fishing Weedless Spinnerbaits use the 1/16oz size . Use this bait when fishing low water visibility muddy
or murky water.
When fishing the Willow Leaf Blade jigs, fish the lure very slow, again I repeat, SLOW. If you
use the 1/16oz jig, the hook will bend before you loose your jig, you can use over and over again. The larger sizes
work well but they break the line when snagging. Also, put on a Karlins plastic tube Curly split tail 2" in length.
Luck and good fishing!