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4/4/22 how to know what size Bink’s Spoons to throw

Daily Fishing Log For April 4, 2022

General Info Weather / Water Conditions
Date April 4, 2022 Air Temp 60s Current Generation Medium
Fisherman Truman Lake Guides Water Temp 50-52
Hours Fished See below notes section for more details! Sky Sunny Water Clarity Stained
Fishing Overall Good Wind Strong
Fish Caught
Total Caught Total Keepers
Size/Weight (Pounds)
Baits Used
Keepers Other Fish
Bink's Spoons!
Bait Colors
Keepers Other Fish
We went through a little cold snap late last week, but looks like we have a few days ahead of decent weather before we get some cold nights again. Still, the fishing continues to be good for most anglers on a variety of baits. One bait for crappie that is often overlooked on Truman, but very effective, is a spoon. One of our newest partners on the website is Bink's Spoons. Bink's has been around since the 90s and used across the country, but especially in the midwest from Arkansas all the way up to Minnesota and Wisconsin. In the previous month, you may have seen other reports discussing Bink's Spoons. For the next year, we will have a post about Bink's Spoons every two weeks and how to effectively use them on Truman Lake and beyond for crappie and many more predator species.
Fishing Notes

Today, we will touch on how to know what size to select on your spoon. Brian Ondrejka, owner/operator of Kansas Angling Experience, has been guiding on several lakes in Kansas and utilized Bink’s Spoons for years. Here is what he had to say on spoon size selection:

Spoon size for me will range from 1/4-1/2 oz. When I first started using Binks 5-6 years ago, for whatever reason I was really keen on the 1/4 oz size. It was more confidence for me knowing that whether it was a Wiper, White Bass, or Walleye, clients could get bit.
Once I started upsizing to 1/2 oz, I found out size didn’t really matter as much-a 12″ White Bass will gobble a 1/2 oz spoon as much as a Wiper that would gobble a 1/4 oz spoon.
However, when the water is cold, I’ll downsize for a slower presentation. Vice versa for warm water.
The more aggressive the fish are the heavier spoon you can get away with. Depth also plays a role as well. I always prefer a heavier jigging application to get down to the fish as fast as possible whether it’s a casting scenario or vertical jigging. That said, I typically like to fish fast 90% of the time.
-Brian Ondrejka, Kansas Angling Experience

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For Truman, remember that jigging the spoon fast and hard may not be as productive as it is in the summertime. For crappie, you’ll want to drop the spoon in tipped with a minnow to get down to the crappie quickly, and then hold it there right above them. If you’re fishing without livescope and dipping trees or other structure, this would entail keeping the line tight as you slowly drop it down multiple sides of the tree trunk or structure. Once you identify how deep the fish are sitting, you can drop a little faster and hold it there a few moments before slowly raising it up.

You can find all the Bink’s Spoons options HERE.

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