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Posted: Nov 26, 2018 - 03:07 pm


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Hey there

I was up ice fishing a few years back. We rented a hut but unfortunately the guy (Matt Tucker) whom we rented our huts from sadly passed away.

We have decided to come back up this year for a couple of weekends. We are renting huts from Chilly Willys.

In the past I have just jigged with minnows.

Can some people please elaborate on what to all use while fishing up here through the ice. I feel there is a lot more and maybe better options then just minnows.

I do a ton of fishing down in GBay for Salmon and Rainbow but not a lot of ice fishing for Walleye and Perch.

Any help or suggestions be great!!!!

Thanks a lot

Tight Lines and Happy Fishing!!!

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Posted: Nov 26, 2018 - 07:20 pm


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Nothing beats a simple treble hook with a couple of split shots (sitting still) but if you want to keep busy I personally love a jigging rap with a small chunk of minnow on the bottom treble. Colours and sizes can vary but I usually start with a clown pattern and fine tune for there. Song be afraid to smack the bottom with it. Good luck.

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Posted: Nov 27, 2018 - 01:13 am


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Personally I like something that makes a bit of noise to draw them in. A small Northland Buckshot spoon or a Lindy Rattlin' Flyer are two good ones. Tip with a small minnow or minnow head if they're picky.

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Posted: Nov 27, 2018 - 08:05 am


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My two best producing lures last year were the jigging rap and the glow shot. I found they worked best with just half a minnow on each.

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Posted: Nov 27, 2018 - 08:39 am


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Since you are allowed 2 lines have one set up as a dead stick and actively jig with the other. I always start with a rattle bait and if they aren't buying that try non noisey lure like a spoon or grub. Tipping with fresh or salted minnows never hurts.

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Posted: Nov 28, 2018 - 10:20 pm


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and if all else fails ask Kokemachine to PIMP some lures for you!

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Posted: Nov 29, 2018 - 09:34 am


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QUOTE (kokemachine @ Nov 27, 2018 - 08:39 am)
Since you are allowed 2 lines have one set up as a dead stick and actively jig with the other. I always start with a rattle bait and if they aren't buying that try non noisey lure like a spoon or grub. Tipping with fresh or salted minnows never hurts.

Full agree with Kokemachine - I've never had a ton of luck with noisy baits but have had a lot of success up that way whether it's perch, pike or walleye on one of these tipped with a minnow head.

Necessary to run two lines as well - never hurts to increase your chances of catching fish

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Posted: Nov 29, 2018 - 10:54 am


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QUOTE (sterrr @ Nov 27, 2018 - 10:05 am)
My two best producing lures last year were the jigging rap and the glow shot. I found they worked best with just half a minnow on each.

X2 on the Glow Shots, produced well for us last year.

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Posted: Nov 29, 2018 - 12:28 pm


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I'm the type of fisherman that has more stuff than a man could use in two life times, just like shinny colourful trinkets

I fish regularly with a couple of guys that only use a split shot and a hook with a minnow attached. And they usually out fish me

Something wrong with this picture right?

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Posted: Nov 29, 2018 - 04:28 pm


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I don't buy lures anymore, live bait can't be beat.

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Posted: Dec 07, 2018 - 01:07 pm


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QUOTE (ClamFishing123 @ Nov 29, 2018 - 09:34 am)
QUOTE (kokemachine @ Nov 27, 2018 - 08:39 am)
Since you are allowed 2 lines have one set up as a dead stick and actively jig with the other.  I always start with a rattle bait and if they aren't buying that try non noisey lure like a spoon or grub.  Tipping with fresh or salted minnows never hurts.

Full agree with Kokemachine - I've never had a ton of luck with noisy baits but have had a lot of success up that way whether it's perch, pike or walleye on one of these tipped with a minnow head.

Necessary to run two lines as well - never hurts to increase your chances of catching fish

That lure there got me a 26 and 28 last winter.....not exactly same pattern, but very close.....

Getting me some more

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Posted: Dec 07, 2018 - 01:35 pm


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QUOTE (Longshank @ Dec 07, 2018 - 03:07 pm)
QUOTE (ClamFishing123 @ Nov 29, 2018 - 09:34 am)
QUOTE (kokemachine @ Nov 27, 2018 - 08:39 am)
Since you are allowed 2 lines have one set up as a dead stick and actively jig with the other. I always start with a rattle bait and if they aren't buying that try non noisey lure like a spoon or grub. Tipping with fresh or salted minnows never hurts.

Full agree with Kokemachine - I've never had a ton of luck with noisy baits but have had a lot of success up that way whether it's perch, pike or walleye on one of these tipped with a minnow head.

Necessary to run two lines as well - never hurts to increase your chances of catching fish

That lure there got me a 26 and 28 last winter.....not exactly same pattern, but very close.....

Getting me some more

I have a couple of these in my arsenal, never had much luck on them but never really spent a lot of time fishing with them either......might have to give them another go this year.

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