Road Runner® Crappie Thunder®
- Enough pulsating action to trigger strikes
- Soft, tear resistant body
- Bright, vibrating blade
- Flared tail for a slower presentation and descent
Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 60 reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by vman2 fell apart 5 casts and I had no spoon left on lure. Swivel fell apart. Good lure if it would stay together. April 25, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by benhp ok bait I recently got the Road Runners at bass pro shops. Mainly for my little brother (but I use them sometimes too). They are ok, but there are many times when I retrieve the bait, and the blades don't spin. So I think that the Road Runners are an ok bait for the beginner fisherman, but the more experienced fisherman should use a small grub with a 1/16oz. jig head. April 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RushCreekBum Great Universal Bait Dont just think of this bait for crappie and pan fish there are other great presentations that can be done with this bait to help you land the big ones. March 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by scout43 Great Lure I have been using these lures about a month and they catch largemouth bass,sacalait and catfish. I learned about this bait online and it does everything they said it would do. I would highly recommend this to anyone. Thanks Blakemore lures and Bass Pro for stocking these. January 15, 2013
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Details:Whats a good color(s) for black crappie in clear water?
A:We have luck with white and chart. I personally like the chart head and tail with a white body. Otherwise it is a play it by the day and try all colors to see where the bite is at that day.
A:Generally, clear water fish respond to more neutral colors. Try matching the forage as closely as possible, but whites, reds, blacks, browns and greens all typically do well in clearer water. You may also want to check with your local fisheries biologist to see what may be best on the body of water that you are prospecting.
Details:Someone mentioned in a review about the body being damaged quickly, aren't the bodies replaceable and can you use any type of small jig body?
A:You can use anything you want on them. You can also buy just the crappie thunder bodies.
A:yes it would work about the same although the the tentacles on the body it comes with has more movement
A:yea its just a regular jig head unless you get the rabbit hair version
A:You definately can. The jig is great for many style bodies. Just buy a few different ones, try them out, and see which ones are best.
A:Yes. Blakemore actually makes there Road Runner jig in a variety of ways (including these). While you can get solid body tubes (like those already featured on this bait) through Bass Pro Shops, you can also get the Crappie Thunder style replacement grubs through Blakemore lures.
A:ye,u can use almost any small grub, its good to change colors
A:yes, it just depends on the time and month and climate.
A:1/16 for slow flow and 1/8 for quicker flow.
A:I just like to use light colors in bright sun and dark collars when its cloudy or dark.
Top 500 Contributor
A:pink/red and green because the work the best.....i got well over 500 crappie last year with those color.........size 6
A:I assume that Sunnies are sunfish. Almost any size roadrunner head will work. The body and head color should coordinate with either local forage and/or weather. Cloudy days you may want more flash or more noise (Willow blade, Colorado/Indiana) On sunny days, maybe a darker color such as the dark green. Water clarity will also play a role, but most sunfish such as bluegill, redear and green won't be too picky.
Details:i plan to do fishing i bermuda for small fish off of a pier(1/2-5lbs) and i was wondering if these would stand up to the saltwater enviornment and if they would catch tropical fish if tipped with squid or other bait?
A:i only freshwater fish but im almost positive it will, it vibrates and flash letting the fish know its there and it doesent hurt to try so go ahead and give it go
A:I wouldn't because the saltwater will rust them. They would only be good for one day or back to back days. If you oil them then they have a scent that the fish won't like.
A:Yes, Roadrunners can catch anything. I'd try with a colorado blade and not a willow. I tend to find that off of piers in the surf, flash is better than noise.
A:Oh yeah. I've caught as many bass with them as crappies.
A:I've caught bass, gills, pickerel, perch on my ⅛ and ¹/16 size.
A:I have caught many bass with even smaller sized ones. During the spawn I hammer them
A:roadrunner jigheads work great for crappie and bass!
A:I have better luck on smallmouth with these lures but always manage to catch some largemouths while jigging for barndoor crappies and an occasional walleye.
A:have caught plenty of 16" largemouths on 1/8th road runners.
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A:bass always go after just bout any bait
you might catch more bass with dis than crappie at sometimes
A:Bass will hit anything at anytime. It just the question of is this the time when they will hit this jig. I have caught up to two lb bass with this jig and I am sure there will be bigger ones. This jig should catch most everything in the lake at a given time.
A:yea, we were at a farm pond crappie fishing in the spring and caught more bass than anything
Details:how fast do you reel in and where do you use it.thanks for the help
A:I'll go just fast enough to make the spinner spin. Maybe about 1 MPH.
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A:you cast out and reel in at a medium reel
A:Reel in slow but fast enough to keep it off the bottom. I've caught fish in open water and in brush. For me it works everywhere
A:I find that i have more success with these the slower i reel them. I like to use mine fishing from the bank or trolling for crappie in the spring.
A:I reel it slow, but fast enough for the blade to turn. Sometimes I speed it up, but never fast. A little pause will give the skirt a chance to act. Acting often brings on a hit.
I fish it around docks, tree tops, grass, and lillie pads (if you have them).
A:slow just reel in then let it fall and twitch it sometimes and near cover
A:Jig slow in the high timber baited with crappie nibbles. Drop it to the depth the fish show on your finder and move it very slowly.
A:Jig it down the trunk of a submerged tree. Great lure will do the work.
A:the slowest you can while still turning the blade. alot of times the fall time is when you will get the hit, so raise your poll tip often and let it down while you are reeling. This lets you have more fall time to your cast.
A:You can choose in the graph what size you want. I personally use 1/8" for everything.
A:I have the 1/8. works great for bass and crappie.
A:1/16 oz. It drops slowly and gives off lots of flash.
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