Berkley PowerBait Crappie Sparkle Nibbles
sparkles useless after 1 or 2 casts
I have tested these on tubes and against tubes without them . With wins handsdown . A must have for every crappie guy that does a lot of casting . The only downfall that these little baits have is that the sparkles on them really are just about useless seeing as how they fall off in 1 to 2 casts no fail. They only last longer than that in the fall and winter and even then really only a few more casts. I recommend the plain colored ones over these because at least you have what you start out with until they disolve . The sparkle nibbles really in essence are just white nibbles once they get wet. Good Luck !
February 4, 2011
Excellent Bait with or Without a Jig
Found these to be an excellent pan fish bait with or without a jig. In truth I found these work better on a small hook (Size 8) with one or two nibbles, float fished near cover and let the fish come to the bait, rather than trying to work it into cover (which will cause the bait to come off).
Yes they come off on the strike more often than not, yes the sparkles come off after 10 minutes in the water - but, more often than not, your hook won't be in the water that long. Recently had several 1lb plus Crappie fall to a single nibble on a size 8 hook fished by some cover. Most times the fish hit so hard they set the hook without me!
5 Bucks for a couple of hundred pellets - to me that is good value.
April 14, 2011
Never go crappie fishing without them!
I have used this product for the last four years and I have proven to myself that they work. True some times you don't need them but on those days when you do you'll be glad you have them. They just add confidence to what you are doing and put fish in the live well.
December 16, 2013
best addition to jigs
These are a must have for crappie fishermen and ladies. Crappie Nibbles have proven themselves time and time again. the sparkles may come off quickly, but if used properly the good far outweighs any negatives.
June 16, 2007