You lost me at "rabbit candy". We have another word for it but I don't we're talking about the same thing. I'm not up on all my lures and materials yet.
I had pretty good luck with some ultra soft chartreuse wigglers and lightning tubes, both from Wal Mart. I really could use some Clouser minnows but in a size 8. The thing about those rubber minnows I love so much is the crappie tempting quality of them. Bream are hitting the other items but not the crappie.
"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats."