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Tackle shops worst nightmare!!!

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Been out fishing a lake and have caught alot of walleyes (ONLY KEPT A FEW TO EAT).
Alot of houses and jigs and spoons,alot of $$. I set up a tipup with a plain red hook and a shiner and caught all the fish.I wasnt real popular as they all moved in on me and still could not get anything.
My secret lure a plain hook for 45cents.

GOODLUCK EVERYBODY FISH ARE BITING

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Cyberfish

The baitstore has gotta love ya though with shiners going at least 7 bucks a dozon wink.gif

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Pig_sticka

yea no doubt, everytime you use a shiner it is about 50-75 cents a minnow. and just think of the ones that die. in the end you are averaging like 2 bucks a minnow lol. i usually just stick with fatheads because the price is alot cheaper. then if my buddies ever get shiners and are throwin em out i scoup em into my bucket. shiners are 8.50 a doz at a few places in white bear.

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Big Dave2

I caught a couple of walleyes, numerous perch and a 5lb bass this weekend with crappie minnows for $1.17 a dozen. but I have to confess, I did use a swedish pimple.
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Cyberfish

Oh SONnnnn! Nice bass!

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Pig_sticka

actually i have done better using crappie minnows on jigging spoons. just hook a crappie minnow through the body and they stay on good, if you only hook it once it still swims and it isn't too big of a presentation. i donno but it worked for me when a fathead head wasn't working as great.

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Big Dave2

Thanx Cyber, I thought it was nice too if I do say so myself! Biggest one I have ever caught, summer or winter. It was a hog, found myself talkin like the fishin show guys!

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icehousebob

Hey WCMNWALLEY, You're missing the whole point of ice fishing. Its not about fishing or friends or even nature. Its about COLLECTING TACKLE. Most lures aren't made to catch fish anyway, they're made to catch fishermen. Its bad luck to leave a baitshop, sportshop, hardware store or smalltown gas station without buying at least one piece of tackle. When you ask your friend to hand you your tackle box and he needs both hands then you're almost there. I'll leave you with this quote from the Book of Lures, fourth chapter, twenty second verse, And He spake onto Peter, the fisherman, saying," Thy rod and thy reel shall comfort thee, and whosoever shalt have the most lures when he dies, wins". And Peter answered Him, saying," Hand me another beer, ay?"

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    • Wanderer
      I found a great bait selection at the Baxter Fleet Farm today.  3 sizes of suckers, multiple sizes of golden shiners, and of course fat heads and crappies. The first bait shop I tried only had fat heads and crappies.
    • mrpike1973
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    • Alex wilhelmi
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    • fowldreams
      There was a couple mixed in the bucket. They were big shiners 5 to 6 inch range. The shiners would be down for 6 hours or so each time and we never waited that long for a sucker to be taken. Just our experience. If a guy could have both I say try and see.
    • Wanderer
      Call ahead for shiners.  I’ve heard there aren’t any left in the state.  At Mille Lacs 2 weeks ago I asked for some and the guy looked at me like I was stupid. Of course I blame that on the question... 
    • Jplante
      Fowldreams, did you have shiners? Just curious if preferred them over shiners, or thats just what you had.
    • fowldreams
      suckers, suckers, suckers. This was the only bait that worked for us last weekend and when the fish hit the rattle reels line spooled fast.
    • Flash
      Thanks! Flash "Set the Hook"
    • MN BassFisher
      What surprised me about the fishery in SE Florida is that it is mostly live bait (Shiners). There are so many fish in those channels that the Peacock's won't chase a bait for long. I guess they can be caught on the fly but your casts needs to be very accurate and your hookset quick because they spit the flies fast. Our guide said artificials could be done but you're going to spend all day to maybe catch a few fish. Watching the videos of those Amazon Peacock's destroying topwater plugs and jerkbaits looks like a riot!!!
    • Alex wilhelmi
      Thanks again guys! Much appreciated!  
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