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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 - 07:23 pm


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Hey everyone, me and a few buddies are up on south shore area. We’ve been skunked two days in a row. One small eye and one herring we think haha. Just wanted a good last day on the ice tomorrow.
Been using pink and other coloured buckshots and spoons. All with live minnows, waxies, and preserved minnows. That’s what we’ve tried so far.
Any tips would be fantastic for a last day out there.

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 - 08:01 pm


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Down size your presentation..
Small jig with small live minnow..
Good luck..

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 - 08:03 pm


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Thank you I appreciate it

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 - 08:04 pm


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As well try some holes outside..

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 - 08:08 pm


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Don’t be afraid to use just the minnow head.

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 - 08:17 pm


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Purple hair jig with minnow

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 - 08:43 pm


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Thank you for all the quick responses. We really appreciate it. Hopefully we have a good last day.
Thanks again

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 - 10:23 pm


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dont be afraid to fish 2 to 3 feet up from bottom single split shot and a minnow

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Posted: Feb 11, 2020 - 12:47 am


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Yes do this if possible. A couple years back I was having the same trouble. Fished 2 days and skunked. Came back to the same hut the following weekend with same lures except as small as I would use for perch with only small minnows and caught tons. Even tried for fun putting the bigger buckshot on and no bites.

As well as downsizing I always set up a pickerel rig on a dead stick with the weight on bottom and then let another 2-3" down. That way it gives the fish a minute to eat the minnow before feeling resistance.

Hope this helps and let us know how you did good or bad!

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Posted: Feb 11, 2020 - 05:55 am


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Change locations. Could be in a dead spot. Lack of dink perch is a sign.

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Posted: Feb 11, 2020 - 10:24 am


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Was on the south shore Saturday landed lots but very very very light bites if we didn't have the sonar we wouldn't have caught as many. pin head minnows small buckshots

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Posted: Feb 11, 2020 - 12:16 pm


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a light rod and line with a spit shot and single lively minnow has never failed me yet

1-4 feet off bottom and vary you minnow sizes

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