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Five 1st timers renting a sleeper out of Hillmans 15th-17th. Any advice will be GREATLY appreciated. Colored hooks? Jigs? Because it's been so cold --are the fish in the deepest water? Are they turning on at a certain time of day? A huge thank you in advance!!! Bluegoose Bruce (stop by for a beer)

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When I was up there a few weeks ago, blue and red jigging spoons tipped with fatheads were working the best. We got most of our fish at night, from dinner through late night, with a few during the day. We were in aboug 14ft of water and caught 5 walleye, 2 perch, 2 pike, and one slab crappie for four guys. It was slow, so hopefully its better for you!

Couldn't tell you what the current bite is doing.

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Give this link a read, as detailed in this article I'd suggest a "neutral rod" and a deadstick. Glow red and blue are always good choices for the jigging spoon and red or white plain hooks worked a couple weeks ago.......as well as anything worked.

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Of course, on Red there are always exceptions to the rule and thats the fun part. A 14.5 inch crappie wasted no time inhaling a 1/8 oz Rattlin Buckshot as soon as I put it in front of its face

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I know this has nothing to do with the fishing but for creature comforts I would throw one or two Deep Cycle Batteries in the truck. If your renting a sleeper they normally have a connection for one and it's a better feeling then attaching to you vehicle battery. Also you can parallel them with your Vex and extend the bat life near indefinitly. But mainly for a quick light at night or to run the fans that redistribute the heat. Top bunk is really hot bottom bunk is chilly. One of these can run this stuff a long time without worring about firing up the truck next morning.

Just something I learned on my first trip up and have been very happy to have one along each subsequent visit.

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bluegoose33

thanks for the info. Looking forword to our 1st trip to url. good luck to you. Bruce

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minimite

run a marcum amd you won't have to worry about keeping a vex running

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ZapBranigan

Run a Marcum and I won't have that trouble?

Honestly the point was bring a Deep Cycle. Who cares which depth finder you use? And just for the record. I have a Marcum LX5. I just got back from Red and..... The guys who went with me ran FL8 and FL18. Both Vex's ran for three days to about 30%. Two days with the Marcum I was down to 20%. I am putting out 1000 watts to their 400 watts. The batteries aren't really much different except mine is newer. I had a crisper picture but no one unit worked much better when we were dealing with 12-14 foot flat.

So your statement is crazy talk. I AM NOT ADVOCATING ONE OVER THE OTHER... Just stating my observation.

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 Originally Posted By: minimite
run a marcum amd you won't have to worry about keeping a vex running

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Let's just avoid the Marcum vs. Vexilar situation, and leave it to the areas in Ice Fishing forum.

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