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.
Good for all panfish
I've had just as good of luck catching big bluegill and red ear with this jighead as I've had catching crappie. The solid body tube and skirt holds up remarkably well for the beating bluegill can dish out.
September 2, 2012
Never thought it would happen...
I just got back from a weekend fishing on the Mississippi and have to say I am loading my tackle box with these jigs from now on. I had a few friends tell me they were good, but I never listened until I got a few for Christmas. Well these turned out to be a better gift than I could have imagined. I caught 3 northern, 1 large mouth, 2 bluegills, and 2 perch on this lure in under 45 minutes. Yes I did say 3 northern!!! I had not caught a northern in my life until that day and this lure caught everything. I am a believer and am here adding more colorations and sizes to my arsenal.
July 11, 2012
Great Crappie Jigs
These jigs have continued to out perform others I have tryed.
June 5, 2012
GREAT BAIT FOR CRAPPIE
BEST ARTIFICIAL BAIT I HAVE FOUND FOR CRAPPIE ,I HAVE USED THEM FOR AT LEAST THE LAST 20 YEARS AND NEVER FAILED ME YET
May 15, 2012
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.