Rigging Krippled Minnow
(3 to 6 inch baitfish)

Figure 1

To bait Krippled Minnow, slide plastic head up leader approx. 6 inches away from hook(s). Pull red plastic pin from holes in head. Insert bait snugly into plastic head cavity, back of bait must be on the same side as the leader exit hole on nose Fig.1.

With bait forced tight up into head cavity and held as in Fig. 1. Hold red pin by ball end and insert pin point in round hole. Push pin straight down through bait and out lower hole. To ease entry of pin in frozen bait make a dry run with a dry toothpick. Place sharp end of toothpick in round hole and force toothpick down through bait and out other side. Place red pin in hole made by toothpick.


Holding baitfish as shown insert hook point into side of bait approx. 1/2 inch behind and below dorsal fin high on bait. Roll hook point through and out opposite side. Shank of hook should lie flat against bait. Carefully curve the bait towards the hook side. Tail end must be curved in. Hold plastic head in one hand and carefully pull leader so as to take up the slack between blister and hook, this will place the needed curve in the bait. Fig.2.

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Figure 2


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Figure 3

If bait is fresh, fat, or soft you may have to push a dry toothpick into the flesh, just under the skin in tail region. Do this after hook is placed and tail and rear of bait are bent in a curve. This toothpick will hold curve in rear portion of the bait. Fig.3 & 4.

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Figure 4

m6.gif (738 bytes)Replace toothpick point in pinhead so as to make a friction stop. Push a dry toothpick point in pinhead alongside leader, push until snug  and break ends off clean. Replace toothpick when leader slides to freely. Fig.5.


- Always use firm, straight, bright bait, kept moist and cold.  
- Troll at speeds of 2-3 knots, with bait revs. of 1-2 per second.  
- Desired action is a moderately slow spiral roll.  
- If using a Dodger or Flasher use one of at least 11in. in length.   
- Always sharpen your hooks and keep them sharp.
- Always test rigged bait for correct bait action alongside boat before fishing.


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