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spintex
Posted: Feb 01, 2018 - 07:20 am


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Hey guys. I'm heading a little further north than usual next week on the hunt for some brooks. Wondering what's best to start with for tackle. Never gone after them before so any tips would be great. I've been told worms and small cleos. Thanks in advance. Hopefully will be able to post a pic of a first on the ice!

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sparky302
Posted: Feb 01, 2018 - 07:51 am


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#4 hook Red Dace minnow and no deeper then 10 feet i like the rocky points !!!

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spintex
Posted: Feb 01, 2018 - 06:37 pm


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Wow thanks sparky. I will definitely give that a try. Iíll have to google the red Dave Minnow though 👍

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Posted: Feb 01, 2018 - 07:26 pm


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Last weekend my farther was killing them on a small red/silver Williams tipped with a dace minnow in 15fow and also got 2 in 34 fow. All fish were caught jigging nothing touched are still lines.

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Posted: Feb 01, 2018 - 08:39 pm


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My advice, be ready to be skunked, specks have been off.

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Chuck Enwinde
Posted: Feb 02, 2018 - 02:18 am


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^^^ You should always be ready for that when brookie fishing. I like big minnows on set lines and jiggin spoons. Worms will work too though. Favourite spoons for specks would probably be the Williams J50 in Gold Orange and Red Nu-wrinkle. Downed trees, beaver dams and inflows is where I'd concentrate. Watch the ice around the latter two though.

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Posted: Feb 02, 2018 - 11:26 am


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Everyone should get a good laugh at this, but, ive had good success with processed cheese slices rolled into a ball and tied in spawn mesh for specks, all time hands down best bait....a mottled sculpin... even pulled them out of brookies bellys half digested and still caught fish on them....egb would have to be my go to spoon for jigging...just my 2 cents





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markweist
Posted: Feb 02, 2018 - 06:51 pm


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Go for the shallow water right off shore. Points and outcropping are perfect. Minnows with a flasher as a weight on s bobber EGB lures work great. Stay quiet. I stay off the ice and let the minnow do the work. Specks spook easily. Good luck. Add pics if you have success.

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Posted: Feb 02, 2018 - 09:29 pm


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Go early...sometimes as mentioned above specs can be off expecially in feb. In my experience when this happens going in at dark or first light can be the only bite of the day. Wigglers were common bait up north for specs they love em.

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spintex
Posted: Feb 02, 2018 - 10:40 pm


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Great advise guys. Thanks a ton. Hope there will be some pics. Iíve seen six pounders on the soft water but new to the ice side of things. Tight lines this weekend gents

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Posted: Feb 11, 2018 - 07:33 pm


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Quick update. No luck on the specs. We caught a total of around 30 lakers. Had a few good meals and some nice weather.

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Posted: Feb 11, 2018 - 08:05 pm


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How far north did you go? If you could name the town not the lake.

Congrats on the lakers

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