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Any live river shiners

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Wondering what my chances are on getting some river shiners this weekend, am I going to have to use frozen ones? Any info please respond.

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Johnsen- just my opinion, but on LOW I have had way better luck with the dead,frozen one's anyway. Normally just using half a shiner on a vertical jig. My experience with live shiners is, they are about dead in a few minutes from hooking them anyway so if you have some frozen one's giver' heck with those. You'll be able to get all the live ones you want from the bait shop as well, there was no shortage of shiners this year! You may want to grab some chubs as well sometimes a chub on a deadstick w/ a slip bobber does the trick nicely too! Good Luck grin.gif

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Thanks for the info its just last season I was having a hard time keeping the frozen ones on my jiging spoon I ussually do just use the head. Any tricks on keeping them on better?

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Stick the hook of a treble from your spoon through back of the head. Pinch in 1/2. Squeeze the air bladder so the bait doesn't ride up on your hook. (plus I think it helps to release some scent) Keep the tail. If they are snapping good, the tails work equally as well as the heads.

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Very nice I will give it a try. Thanks for the info

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Being we fish the Canadian side ( barbless ) and use frozen shiners most of the time, we use a small chunk of rubber worm to hold our bait on.

Sometimes the color of that rubber worm piece can make a differnce in your catch too wink.gif just incase the lure size, shape and color wasn't enough to worry about.

Mike

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You wont have any problem finding live shiners. Log Cabin

Bait will have them, and Border Bait will too.

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THE EMERALD SHINNERS LOOK GOOD BIGGER THAN NORMAL AT ADRIANS JUST PUT 10 HOUSES OUT ON THE LAKE ICE IS COMMING ALONG NICE

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YOU WILL HAVE NO PROBLEM GETTING NICE SIZED EMERALDS AT ADRIANS RESORT LIVE OR FROZEN

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Hey Rog,

Glad to see someone from Adrian's is posting! Tried to keep our people up to date on conditions but you know how second hand info can be.

M called and got the road report but could you please reply with inches of ice (bay & lake), what vehicles are suggested and projections for larger vehicles?

Hope you have time to keep updateing as the road gets busy.

Can't believe I haven't drilled a hole yet but maybe next week. See you out there.

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HEY DOUG THERE ARE 5=7 INCHES IN THE BAY AND 7-9 ON THE LAKE I HAVE 13 HOUSES OPEN NOW THINGSARE COMMING ALONG GREAT

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