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Minnow fishing for crappie?

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By phw - Posted on 27 January 2011

I have a question for those of you who use minnows to catch your slabs. How do you hook it. My Grandfather taught me to hook it through the lips so that it hangs naturally. I fished with a new neigbor a month or so ago and he said he had only seen one other person hook a minnow that way. He swore by hooking them through the back under the dorsal.

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I hook em all sorts of ways, behind dorsal, lips, from below the head up through the top. It just depends on how, and cover I am fishing. Mostly I hook them under the dorsal fin only when under a cork.


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