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Post by wasilvers » 16 Sep 2011, 09:57

I bought this little crankbait at Bass Pro Shops in Illinois this summer. It was back by the crappie lures with the crappie crankbaits. I would LOVE to know who makes it and what it is called.
If anyone is visiting the store, can you take a look near the crappie section and let me know who makes these and what color scheme it is? Maybe even take a picture of the package if you feel industrious? The lure is about 1.5 inches long including the bill, (tiny really) but it really does well when trolled. I looked all over the BPS website and can't seem to find it.

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Post by Jim » 16 Sep 2011, 11:45

That looks like a Bass Pro Shops Tourney Special Micro Light Mini Crank Bait in the Baby Brook Trout pattern.

https://www.basspro.com/Bass-Pro-Shops%C ... 8266/37597
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Post by wasilvers » 16 Sep 2011, 11:49

Thanks a million! I looked for hours on their site. Now to order some other colors too.

BTW, in clear water, these are killer on crappie and gills.
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Post by linehand » 16 Sep 2011, 12:32

Damn you man! Why did I go to that site...$$$ I have no will power.
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Post by wasilvers » 16 Sep 2011, 13:22

I ordered 7 of them. 3 of the style pictured, 2 black and crome, and 2 gold. Just covering my bases.

Thanks again Jim!
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Post by fish2keel » 18 Sep 2011, 21:17

How are you running this trolling? When I trolling for crappie we usually use 3 road runners but ive never seen anyone run a crank on there lines. Wouldn't mind trying it though

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Post by wasilvers » 19 Sep 2011, 09:47

I just toss these out behind the boat (20-25 yards?) and put the trolling motor on 4 (they vibrate like crazy) and pull it alongside deeper structure (breaks, docks etc) in the summer. In WI, we can only use 2 rods, so I put a rod on each side of the boat. When you pass over fish on the finder, usually you will pick one up. These baits are small enough, even if they are gills, you will catch them. It has worked every day but yesterday. :roll: But 2 of us were even using live bait and caught only one perch and one crappie yesterday.

They seem to get deep enough to catch fish most times... I've never used a weight with them. I tried 'pushing' them once, but didn't have much luck with it after 15 minutes.

Please read all this with this caveat-I just started fishing for crappie this year - been a bass fisherman my whole life prior. Basically I go for crappie where I'd fish for bass.
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Post by Hanr3 » 20 Sep 2011, 00:19

We got a brand new Bass Pro shop. In fact the grand opening is Wednesday Sept 21st at 6pm. Guess who will be there? :mrgreen:

Although, I have been there twice already. First time we saw cars in the lot, and stopped in, they didnt stop us so we wondered about.
Then I went there yesterday for Friends and FAmily night, nephew works there. I got a 15% discount, he gets 25% on non-BassPro gear, and 40% on Bass Pro gear.

I ended up spending about $180 for a rod and real, with the discount. :mrgreen:
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Post by TNtroller » 20 Sep 2011, 20:46

fish2keel wrote:How are you running this trolling? When I trolling for crappie we usually use 3 road runners but ive never seen anyone run a crank on there lines. Wouldn't mind trying it though

Looks like ill be making a trip to bass pro shops now
might want to check out crappiedotcom, and search for a thread in the MS forum "pulling cranks 101", lots of info on pulling cranks in this thread, and you'll find 'bout as much info pushing cranks as well scattered about in the MS forum as well. What you call "trolling" with 3 RR's is commonly called longlining at crappiedotcom.

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Post by fender66 » 20 Sep 2011, 21:30

Jim wrote:That looks like a Bass Pro Shops Tourney Special Micro Light Mini Crank Bait in the Baby Brook Trout pattern.

https://www.basspro.com/Bass-Pro-Shops%C ... 8266/37597
+1. Have to have a light set up to throw them. I have several, but don't use them much. Maybe I should???
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Post by Popeye » 28 Sep 2011, 03:44

Read quite a few reviews saying the hooks get tangled a lot. Prolly not as much of an issue when trolling but if casting it could be a problem. I saw a couple that might get a Walleye's attention too.
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