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    Re: Your favorite recipe for success with ice fishing

    shrimp, worm, or cheese tipped jig with a spinner blade

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    Re: Your favorite recipe for success with ice fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by two-feet View Post
    Last few seasons i have been using bear fat as bait, usually on a spoon. It has out fished my buddies using roe or shrimp. Rainbows, cut throat, bull trout, lakers all seem to love it.
    Now this I have never tried

    have you tried other other kinds of fat ?

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    Re: Your favorite recipe for success with ice fishing

    Like JJ used to say on the old TV show.


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    Re: Your favorite recipe for success with ice fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by Wild one View Post
    Now this I have never tried

    have you tried other other kinds of fat ?
    yes i have used bacon fat with the same results. It makes sense that an energy rich bait would be appealing to them

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    Re: Your favorite recipe for success with ice fishing

    Wicked info guys, thanks..

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    Re: Your favorite recipe for success with ice fishing

    I do a lot of ice fishing for rainbows in the winter. I generally fish smaller lakes (about a mile or so long) where the terrain is easier to judge.

    My tried and true setup is take a 4" silver/blue or silver/gold Williams Wobbler spoon, take the hook off it and replace it with a swivle. Tie an 18-20" leader down from the spoon to a #2 or #1 red Gamegatzu octopus hook.

    I buy the 71-90 count bags of frozen shrimp from walmart for $9.99 a bag. Although I've also had good success with roe taken from other trout.

    Cut the shrimp in half and thread it onto the hook so that the eye of the hook looks like the shrimps head and the curve and point of the hook looks like the shrimps tail. Fish in 8-12 feet of water about a foot off the bottom.

    Every couple of minutes I raise the line to the surface by hand (not reeling in) and let the line drop, the big spoon acts as a flasher and rolls and dodges on its way down and draws the attention of fish that might be swimming buy on the far edge of range. When the lure settles I let it rest for a minute or so to see if I've got any takers then pull up and try again.

    Works good for brookies too. Although brookies are a lot more suttle when they bite in the winter time (prefer to watch for them down the hole using a pop up shelter)

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