Many inland lake anglers have their sights set on catching crappie as soon as the ice goes out and water temps start to rise to the 40F range. Our friend Brian send in this photo of a trophy crappie he caught fishing a Jointed Rapala. While most crappie anglers use minnows, worms, or small artificial grubs to catch their crappie, large crappie can be very aggressive.
I have caught crappie casting a Rapala Dives To Flat crankbait for walleye on a few occasions, and I have also caught them on 4″ tubes & spinnerbaits fishing for bass!
Next time you are crappie fishing with your slip-bobber rig/1/8 oz jighead/1″ plastic grub, you may also want to have a rod set up and try casting one of the Rapala Ultralight Minnows, you may hook the largest crappie of the day!