Designed by the king of crappie, Wally Marshall, the Crappie Thunder Road Runner sports enough pulsating action to trigger strikes from even the finickiest of slabs. One of the most noisy, flashiest and most productive crappie jigs ever, the Crappie Thunder is equipped with a soft, tear resistant body designed to last longer than ordinary tubes, a bright, vibrating blade perfectly positioned so it doesn't interfere with hookups and a flared tail for a slower presentation and descent.Wally Marshall is the 2003 Crappie Classic Champion and North American Crappie Association 2002 Angler of the Year.
Rated 5 out of 5 by FFMATT Great Product
Caught bass first throw out, and got and hit the second throw
July 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by FreshwaterTraveler great item.....great price
Worked extremely well on Crappie, Bluegills & Yellow Perch on a Long Island NY pond.
July 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joel1116 My Crappie go to Jig
I have caught more crappie with this jig then any other jig I have used in the past. I usually troll this jig in the 10 to 12 foot of water using a UL 7 foot pole and 4 lb test. I move the pole forward and let drift back, that action of letting this jig drift back has triggered bites as well as moving the pole forward in making the action of jig quicker. This jig is also great for Walleye, when my fishing buddy and I set out, when we get to the area we like to troll for walleye, we drop the Thunder to the bottom depth of 20 to 30 ft by adding additional weight and troll along the bottom. It works for Crappie, Perch, Walleye and Bass. Its one of the best jigs in my tackle box.
June 18, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by imsencer Okay Bait
This is an okay bait. I love the action and the blades but I fish in a lake with lots of stumps, and these baits seem to always get caught on the stumps. But overall I think it is a decent bait.
May 29, 2013
I would twitch it quickly and let it fall back till your line tightens, alot of the strikes will take place when it falls back Remember a twitch is a short quick movement unlike a jerk where its a multiply of quick movements and a pause to allow the bait to re-position itself.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.