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Frozen Shiners

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What's the deal with frozen shiners on the lake? I am going up to Borderview Lodge where in the past we would get a bucket of shiners in the house for free. Now it says they only have frozen shiners for sale. Is this good or bad? Anyone been up there recently that can explain what is going on?

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Might have something to do with the new bait/water flea regs. Should ask them.

Lots of locals use nothing but frozen. I personally prefer live.

You are spending a chunk of change to fish LOW, don't stop a few bucks short of a good trip! Get some of each with some fatheads for good measure.

You'ld think I sold bait, huh?

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LOTS OF THINGS CHANGED WITH THE MINNOWS SINCE THE SPINEY WATER FLEA SHOWED UP U NEED PERMITS NOW AND THEY COST MONEY IF U WANT LIVE ADRIANS HAS ALL THE PERMITS AND WE HAVE THE BIGGEST LIVE SHINNERS ON THE LAKE

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From the sounds of it the frozen shiners are producing just as good as live shiners. They are a lot easier to take care of too.

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I AGREE WITH THE FROZON SHINNERS WE HERE AT ADRIAN'S ALSO HAVE GRADED FROZON EMERALDS TOO THEY WORK GREAT IF YOUR JIGGING LIVE ONES WORK GREAT FOR DEAD STICKING

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I was up Dec. 6 thru the 9th, and once the temps dropped down to 20 below, the frozen shiners were out fishing live shiners.

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