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Bitsy Minnow for panfish

Discussion in 'Panfish Discussions' started by steelmagoo, Aug 16, 2004.

  1. steelmagoo

    steelmagoo Enjigneer

    Does anyone have the same great results I get with Strike King Bitsy Minnow? I love these little things. When the crappie and gills get spread out in the summer I troll Bitsy Minnows at about 1.2 mph until I get a few fish in a particular area, then I stop and cast. For me it is very effective this time of year. My only complaint with the Bitsy Minnow is that the treble hooks are a little small for crappie, but perfect for gills. I've tried the Yo Zuri Beans, but they don't seem to work as well.
     
  2. :eek: I haven't tried that one yet.But I'm not sure if my 28# electric motor can hit 1mph.What size Bitsy Minnow do you prefer? Fished Mogadore on Sunday maybe that might have been something to use.
     

  3. I use them all the time for creek fishing and they work great. I love them also. My favorite is white. They work great in the creek when the water is a little stained, I think the rattles make a big difference. Works great for crappie and white bass in the spring at Deer Creek, I was catching fish at about a 2 to 1 ratio compared to my dad using a twistertail.
     
  4. steelmagoo

    steelmagoo Enjigneer

    I'm not really sure what size I have, I get them at Walmart and I've seen only one size, bitsy. I usually keep a couple white ones and a couple green/orange. They usually track nice and straight, unlike other micro crankbaits and plugs I've tried. I think my Minkota 44 lb motor moves a small boat at about 1.2 or less at lowest setting. Depends a little on how the boat is trimmed. To troll really slow I sometimes tip the motor (transom mount) so the prop is pointing up at an angle instead of straight back, or I'll back troll, or I'll drag a bucket.
     
  5. Thanks for the info on the Bitsy.I can probably pick up some speed trolling with the wind.Now that I know what a Bitsy Minnow is.I usually troll a quiver jig& minnow at Mogadore in the fall and do well on crappie.This might help with the fish that are now suspended in open water.
     
  6. LakeRaider

    LakeRaider EEEEEK!

    Picked up 6 tonite at BP. Only size were 1/8 oz. $2.99 ea. Going to try them out tomarro nite. :) LakeRaider<><>
     
  7. chaunc

    chaunc Staff Member

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    Anybody care to post a picture of one? I'd like to see what they look like.
     
  8. steelmagoo

    steelmagoo Enjigneer

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  9. steelmagoo

    steelmagoo Enjigneer

    I guess I DO know how to post a pic!
     
  10. chaunc

    chaunc Staff Member

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    Thanks. Whats it cost? Anybody getting redears with them?
     
  11. elyfishingmaster

    elyfishingmaster Junior member

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    i think the one i bought at walmart was like 3.99 or something like that
     
  12. Bad Thing About That Lure Is You Gotta Watch Out For The Occasional Pesky Bass. Haha. I Have About 5 Of Them In My Tackle Box And Have Caught Bass Up To 3lbs With Them. Great Lure.