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kev_7680
Posted: Nov 17, 2021 - 12:24 pm


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My 7 year old son is asking for a ice bungalow walleye trip to nipissing for Christmas. I fish simcoe for pike and perch but have never fished for walleye through the ice. I’m heading to bass pro tomorrow and am wondering what I should grap jigs,spoons both ? Should I stick to live bait for my son? He is experienced fisher has caught smallies,musky,pike,perch,salmon…. Thanks for your time….Kevin g

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Posted: Nov 17, 2021 - 06:13 pm


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Northland tackle buckshot spoons. Green or pink has been good for me. A jig and a minnow works as well.

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Posted: Nov 17, 2021 - 07:55 pm


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What size jig do you recommend

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Posted: Nov 17, 2021 - 08:47 pm


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I would recommend some sort of finder...i use a humminbird pmax 4...around 200 bucks...works great...lets you know when the fish are sniffing your bait its up to you to get them to bite...good luck

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Posted: Nov 17, 2021 - 08:58 pm


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Couldn’t agree more with kevb. Buckshot spoons tipped with a minnow head are always the bungalow favorite. I swear by pink. Not sure what size. Id get every size and try each out.

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Posted: Nov 17, 2021 - 08:59 pm


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QUOTE (kev_7680 @ Nov 17, 2021 - 07:55 pm)
What size jig do you recommend

1/4 - 3/8 oz.

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Posted: Nov 17, 2021 - 09:18 pm


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Thanks for the information. I have a helix 7 and an old flasher. The other question I have is would aqua vu spook walleye or should I just stick with sonar?

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Posted: Nov 18, 2021 - 05:55 am


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I heard cameras don’t really work on nip. It’s too murky.

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Posted: Nov 18, 2021 - 06:04 am


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QUOTE (kevb81 @ Nov 17, 2021 - 07:13 pm)
Northland tackle buckshot spoons. Green or pink has been good for me. A jig and a minnow works as well.

Get all 3 lol. We had one year where the small gold buckshot out fished everything else by a wide margin. Bring the camera I'd say. Good chance of seeing something cool and you can always pull it up at prime time.

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Posted: Nov 18, 2021 - 05:08 pm


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Drop shot with 2 hooks. 1 about 4" from the weight, another about 10" above. Subtle presentation works well for non aggressive fish.

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Posted: Nov 18, 2021 - 09:28 pm


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1/3 oz red and gold Little Cleo tipped with a 3 inch shiner jigged about 6 inches off bottom. Lost count of the number of walleye that has taken.

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Posted: Nov 19, 2021 - 01:48 am


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QUOTE (kev_7680 @ Nov 17, 2021 - 11:18 pm)
Thanks for the information. I have a helix 7 and an old flasher. The other question I have is would aqua vu spook walleye or should I just stick with sonar?

Don't bother. I've taken my aqua vu several times and each time you only get a few feet of visibility. murky and dark.

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Posted: Nov 19, 2021 - 01:51 am


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QUOTE (kev_7680 @ Nov 17, 2021 - 02:24 pm)
My 7 year old son is asking for a ice bungalow walleye trip to nipissing for Christmas. I fish simcoe for pike and perch but have never fished for walleye through the ice. I’m heading to bass pro tomorrow and am wondering what I should grap jigs,spoons both ? Should I stick to live bait for my son? He is experienced fisher has caught smallies,musky,pike,perch,salmon…. Thanks for your time….Kevin g

Try using popcorn on your deadstick jig. Buttered popcorn that is. Fish don't like plain popcorn.

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Posted: Nov 19, 2021 - 08:12 am


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I was just notified that January is fully booked. My choice is feb or early March. I’m assuming that the bite is better I’m March?

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Definitely agree with the buckshot, I cut the heads off the dead minnows and tip all my spoons and jigging raps with those. Also the forage minnow works really well tipped with a live minnow or jigged with a dead one. January usually books up first and weekends will be tough as well. You can usually get something during the week if you can take time off and comfortable pulling him out of school. February tends to be a bit slow depending on weather and temps. You would be wise to book something now because if ice is delayed and cancellations happen in the first couple weeks things will book up really fast with rebookings.

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