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
magic_minnow

Mousies vs. Waxies

9 posts in this topic

Hello fellow anglers! I was at Bass Lake bait shop picking up some [PoorWordUsage] minnows and decided to try out some of those "mousies". It was the first time i've actually seen them, needless to say they outfished [PoorWordUsage] minnows and waxies for me that day. Do you all prefer mousies or waxies? What kinda success have other people had on them? I'm a true believer in the mousy now!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

-MM-

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't pan fish much so what are mousies?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am from Michigan org. and you could get both waxworms and mousies. I find here I dont find mousies much. I thing they out fish waxworms and are even great spring time bed fishing baits. Just dont leave the in the warm to long (like I did once as a kid) they turn into bees.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bees? I hate bees, er Wasps I should say. This isn't eruo larva?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i'm not exactly sure where mousies come from...but if you check in the ICE FISHING forum there was a recent post about this too that I stumbled upon. Someone posted pics of waxworms, mousies, euros and spikes. So you can tell the difference.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I stumbled across some mousies when I was buying euro larvae to hit my crappie spot. Looked very interesting so I bought a tin of em, turned out pretty well, maybe the little tail on the bottom attracts the fish. Who knows, all I know is that they worked. I stick with euro larvae though, red ones in fact. I catch lots of crappies on them, small ones and even up to 13"s on them. I stick with what works! I have found from experience I get more crappies on euro larvae then waxys, why I couldn't tell you, just my experience.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I haven't seen mousies in years! Anyway, does color truly matter for euro's? I always put 3 on (1 of each color). Just curious if any particular combination of color(s) may work better than another.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't think it TRULY matters.. The jigs I use for crappies all have red hooks, so i throw red euros on jus to cover it up even more. but when I can't get all red euros, I throw on any color, does the trick for me

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

    • busse3775
      Dad and I fished this past Saturday and Sunday with portables and saying the fishing was slow would be an understatement. Between the 2 days we hit the mud flats pretty hard and stayed very mobile. Didn't even set up a house during the day because it was so nice out. We fished the mudflats from East Flat down to Blue Jug, over to 8 Mile and back up to Matton Flat. The day bite was very tough, we would mark fish but they wouldn't want much to do with it. We picked up 3 eyes Saturday morning with the biggest being 17" then picked up only 3 more during the day. They only seemed to hit our dead sticks with a shiner on it. We used mainly VMC gold perch tingler spoons and flutter spoons without much luck jigging. On Saturday night we had a sleeper rented from Twin Pines Resort and our house was in 20'. We had 6 bites throughout the night with a bigger fish breaking off and a couple smaller ones being caught. We really had to give them a lot of time to inhale the shiner. On Sunday we went back out to the Mud Flats with little confidence and the fishing was pretty slow again. Didn't hear many good reports from this weekend, not sure if it was the warm weather along with the pressure system or what.
    • busse3775
      I think your best bet would be the narrows on Pelican. That can be pretty good crappie and walleye area. I usually fish it a couple times earlier in the season. Otherwise closer to Battle Lake you could give South Turtle or East and West Lost a try.
    • Chill62
      I thought Clitherall was pretty good but never fished panfish down there.  I fish mainly the Perham/DL area.   Panfish have been very skitish as of lately.  We have been using mainly 4mm and 5 mm jigs for crappies but the panfish are wanting 3 mm jigs.  Best luck has been with a horizontal shapped jig tipped with 2-3 wax worms (depending on hook and wax worm size) very lightly jigged.  Most of the action has been once they appear is to reel up above them 5-8 feet then slowly drop down stopping 1-2 feet above them and twitching the jig LIGHTLY.  Anything with a "GLOW" has been killer for paints.  The lakes I've been fishing have almost a foot of snow and the water was merky prior to freeze up so even though the sun is up I'm still hitting the jigs with the UV Light and the fish are instantly reacting.  I've been targetting deeper holes and finding them in that 20-30' mark but I've heard some reports that they have started coming back up into the shallows and hitting the green weeds again.  Crappies right away this year were liking the 5 mm jigs tipped with a wax worm and soft plastic suspended but they have started preferring smaller jigs also.  Hope this helps you some.
    • monstermoose78
      Where ya going or how did you do
    • Holy carp
      Caught a few walleyes on o'dowds this weekend. Was marking a lot of fish on the bottom but very skidish and not willing to bite very well. Anyone else have any luck on o'dowds?