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Trophy Crappie on Jointed Rapala.

Posted on April 15th, 2014
Crappie in Ahmic Lake can grown big feeding on the plentiful smelt population so its no surprise Brian caught this beauty fishing a Rapala on the surface!
Crappie in Ahmic Lake can grown big feeding on the plentiful smelt population so its no surprise Brian caught this beauty fishing a Jointed Rapala!

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.

That Rapala Dives To Flat  is not normally a crappie crankbait, but this crappie thought it would make a nice meal!
That Rapala Dives To Flat is not normally a crappie crankbait, but this crappie thought it would make a nice meal!

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!

The Rapala Ultralight minnow is the ideal size to fish for trophy panfish including rock bass, jumbo perch and crappie.
The Rapala Ultralight minnow is the ideal size to fish for trophy panfish including rock bass, jumbo perch and crappie.

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!

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