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fishinbros

Today me and my freind went out to foster after stopping at agnder to pick up some ice fishing stuff. We were fishing in 15'. The water clarity must have been 12'. We got so many gills under 4". I dont kno if I ever have caught that many bluegills under 4". We saw atleast 10 decent trout just under the ice, i mean no more than 2' under the ice. I cant explain that but we only had a couple to look at our jigging spoons. My tip-Up went of once but there was nothing on.

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sodajerk

I caught 6 trout a Foster's today at depths from 7ft to 18 ft, fishing over 19 feet of water. Sizes ranged from 12" to an 18" hook-jawed male with attitude, all were Rainbows. I landed three of them, including the biggest one, on my new little 16" Thorne Bros Sweet Pea rod and 2lb P-Line copolymer.

I fished from 10:30 this morning to 5:00. Caught 3 in the first 45 minutes, then 5 hours of seeing fish on the flasher and swimming past my powerbait, until 4:00 when I caught two in under a minute on 2 different rods, then the sixth one 25 minutes later. I also caught one 6" bluegill.

All fish were released.

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nate larson

Thanks for the reports! I was out there about a week or so ago and the bit was tough. What kind of powerbait were you using? I have used the dough kind once and had a few bites but had a hard time hooking the fish. Does anyone know if it is legal to use a treble hook with the dough bait?

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Tipup101

The guy next to me got a 14 inch brook on sunday. He used my ruler to measure it. I saw 20+ trout swim under me. Alot hit my minnow and ran. And alot of swipes at my pimple with a little trout bait on the hook. Whats the best way to use the trout bait?

I'm new to the stuff. At the end of the day all I got where looks. Oh well still better than watching T.V..

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sodajerk

I was using both the Powerbait and the Gulp trout doughs (both Berkley products). I've used the Powerbait brand before, but Sunday was the first time I've used the Gulp brand. It seemed to me that on that day at least, the trout liked the Powerbait brand better than the Gulp.

However, I did have my most aggressive hit of the day on the Gulp. A trout made a grab at my jig and I went for the hookset but missed. The Gulp was then a bunch of little bits floating around the jig and the trout wheeled around and went for the bare jig as I was beginning to reel it up. I set the hook again and got him.

Could have been color or who knows what though, too. The Powerbait was the orange stuff with glitter, the Gulp was striped red and blue with glitter and a little white in it.

I was using a size 12 horizontal Neon Glo bobber fry jig, about 1/32 oz I'd say, and I cover the hook with a little tapered gob of Powerbait, loosely copying the shape of a minnow body. The jig head is plenty of weight to take the floating dough down with it.

Like I said, they liked it right away, then a 5-hour dry spell until they decided to eat some again. I watched one trout swim past so close to my Gulp once that its tail moved my jig, but the fish paid it no attention at all. Others came almost as close and ignored it as well, but then at 4:00 a few of them decided they were hungry again. It's been my experience that if a trout pays attention to the jig at all, 8 times out of 10 it's going to hit it. It may make two or three approaches before it does, but it's most likely going to take it.

I also caught one (the 12-incher, smallest of the day) on a crappie minnow on a #8 red hook a foot off the bottom.

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crazyice

That's interesting... jig jig jig

Now we get automatic links to sponsors..

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sodajerk

 Originally Posted By: crazyice
That's interesting... jig jig jig

Now we get automatic links to sponsors..

Yeah, and that's where I got the jig I was referring to in my post.

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