Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Neighbor_guy

Is slower still better?

5 posts in this topic

My group is comming up first week of Jan and I was just wondering if dead stick and or bobber fishing is still out producing jigging. The guys I have talked to just comming back say slower is better.

Anyone finding more aggressive fish yet?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My son and I fished last weekend and found that jigging outfished the bobber lines 4 to 1 on Saturday and 3 to 1 on Sunday. On Sunday we used the biggest fatheads on the bobber lines and they caught the biggest fish. Walleyes from 14-16 inches and 14-15 inch sauger.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you dont mind me asking, spoons or raps?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The hot spoon by far was a 1/8 oz. red-glow rattling varmint. We also caught fish on angel eyes, red-glow and gold, and the Lindy Rattl'n Flyer Spoon, glow -red and gold. I tried a jigging rap but no fish came by. My son had a one hit on a chubby darter but no hook up. Sometimes it hard to say what the hot bait is unless you have several baits down and the fish are only hitting on one. Many times the fish just aren't around when you are trying different baits. Some liquid scent definitely helped us. We had Berkley Walleye scent and I don't remember if I had put a little Real Craw in it also. I'd say bring some and try it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Two of us just fished 2 1/2 days off the west end of pine island. I jigged using the vex, and my fishing partner just bobber fished. We kept track with a pad and pencil (friendly wager going of course), and it was about a 50/50 split on total fish. The nice year class of walleye in the 17" range did bite better on the jig stick though. One day the red lines would dart in fast and aggressive, and the next would be slow and uninterested. Overall the fishing had slowed down some from the previous week, but was still pretty good. We averaged 30 fish per day for the 2 of us. A slow day at LOW is still better than most other places I have fished !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Rancid Crabtree
      I scored a set of Striker Hardwaters for 25% off   bibs+coat. I fish early ice alone, decided to pull the trigger on a warm suit that can float if I end up breaking thru.  That crowd was insane. Happy to see the big turnout. All of the TV dudes were roaming around too, talking with ppl and taking pics. Had a great time and I'm happy to see how big the ice fishing community is getting. Just stay away from my holes!!!     jk. Looks like we could be gaining up to an inch of ice/day in metro lakes if this forecast holds. 
    • Big A
      That ion x does look sweet! Not sure if I can justify the switch from my current ion... what was your out the door cost?
    • vanwalleye
      I was thinking the same thoughts, I saw the pond by my house locked up, figure someone will be sitting in front of the courthouse before you know it..
    • Jim Uran
      I have to add that my buddy has had the Eskimo propane auger and loves it, he has a season and half using it and it hasn't given him any problems. 
    • Jim Uran
      I've had an Eskimo Shark for a few years and I love it, I'm not a fan of the aluminum handles on it, they have given me an issue or two but customer service is outstanding. Can't comment on the EVO, other than  I think they are gimmicky, but I love their six sided insulated hub. Works great for my family trips or just going out by myself. Sets up easy and there is a ton of room.