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are crappie lures too lite for bait casting reels

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    are crappie lures too lite for bait casting reels

  • #2
    Yes, you'll have to throw 1/4 ounce or heavier for a bait caster. Most crappie jigs are an 1/8th or smaller. There will be several you can throw but the majority will be too small

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    • #3
      Most bait casters have trouble with baits under a 1/4 ounce.

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      • #4
        thanks guys, i wanted a bait caster combo but i do mostly crappie fishing at the lake around shore line, i dont have boat.i gave baitcasting up and went back to spinning reels.

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        • #5
          I'd stick with the spinning reel too. But a big part of getting out there with light panfish tackle is all in the line. It won't do much with 14 lb line but change that to 4 lb line and it's a different story. It's all in the line weight.

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          • #6
            thats a yes and a no it all depends on which crappie lures you are using i personally take a spinning rod and a baitcaster with me anytime i go fishing as i can have the heavier line on my baitcaster and fish the really thick brush with it when vertical jigging but i will use the spinning reel in light brush and for casting situations like snow said its all about the line

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            • #7
              I use 2 spinning outfits, one ultra lite with 4lb. line and one lite action with 6lb. line.

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              • #8
                To be honest if I mostly fish for crappie, I would stay with spinning rods, it doesn't get better than that for you

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                • #9
                  You could use a baitcaster, you would just need a lot of splitshot.

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                  • #10
                    Agreed with Beekeeper answer above and A + 1 For you sir!!!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by rocky d bashaw View Post
                      thanks guys, i wanted a bait caster combo but i do mostly crappie fishing at the lake around shore line, i dont have boat.i gave baitcasting up and went back to spinning reels.
                      I use a Stcroix light weight med action baitcaster with a Diawa AIRD Coastal 100HA and love it. I also have an ultra light Stcroix spinning rod but usually go to the baitcaster, because I enjoy baitcasters.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
                        I use 2 spinning outfits, one ultra lite with 4lb. line and one lite action with 6lb. line.
                        I use a Stcroix light baitcasting rod and a diawa coastal 100 HA, with usually a small float and a 1/16 oz. jig, works freat

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