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TackleBoxMike

Lake of the Woods - Ice Tackle Box

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TackleBoxMike

Im planning a trip to the lake of the woods in January the 1st or 2nd weekend. I was woundering what tackle you guys would bring and what your favor lures maybe and what works for color and sizes of tackle?<P>Lets Keep the Hooks Sharp!!!<P>TackleBoxMike

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bturck

Tacklebox: Gold colored jigs are always a good Go To jig in the winter months. I use Northland Buckshot rattle, Swedish Pimple, and Angel Eye and Angel Eye jrs in the gold. Last year I iced a lot of nice fish on a gold Zip Jig as well. The AE and AE jrs in white/pink and hammered gold also produced well. Don't be afraid to switch up if your Vexi doesn't show any interest from below.<P>On the dead sticks I like the Northland Forage Minnow in gold and also perch. Plain hooks in gold, red and chartreuse have also been good. Last year we took lots of nice fish on the dead sticks in Feb and March on glow white/green and glow white/pink crappie jigs as well. My son iced a 41" Nort on a standard sized crappie jig, what a hoot that was. Keep watchin' this forum as the ice starts to form, lots of great tips from a great bunch of guys. Won't be long now. Good luck and hang on. Bill

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LOWguy

Some great choices there bt. Also try Ivans jigging spoons 1/4 to 1/16 oz in perch,clown,or gold. Of course you need to tip it with chub head.(fathead to you in the south)GL

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bturck

tacklebox: I told you these guys would be great and give you valuable insights. Thats the fun part about this forum people willing to share ideas and presentations. I picked up a couple of new ones here also, see you at the tackle shop LOL Bill

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bturck

LOWGuy: Which resort do you own? Is it on LOW? Bill

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TackleBoxMike

Bill, LOWguy, Milkdud - Thank you guys for the great tackle information.<P>Thank you <BR>TackleBoxMike

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Kaz

Bill, it's not nice to ask those questions. You have to remain incognito....LOL..... Don't you.... Kaz

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Milkdud

Glow devils are also a good bet! Did very well last year with these.

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Rick

You can see the Glow Devils which are now called Go Devils at:<P><A HREF="http://tacklecity.com" TARGET=_blank>http://tacklecity.com</A><P>You can see other ice fishing goodies there as well.

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bturck

Kaz: Isn't that what the camo clothing is for. Man the weather change today sure gets the blood pumpin' for some hard water. <P>Headed for SD on Tuesday morning for some long tail shootin' but I'm already thinkin of jiggin for some eyes and saugs. Bill

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Kaz

Hey Bill. have fun. I wish I was going too.... Kaz

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TackleBoxMike

I appreciate all the tackle ideas, also I've been preparing the fishouse and I'm looking forward on picking up some tackle. Hopfully the stores in my area get some ice fishing stuff out. Thanks everyone.

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TackleBoxMike

Would you guys put any northern pike fishing tackle in the tackle box and bring some Tip-ups with if your going to be in a sleeper fishouse in January ,and What do you guys think my chances of picking up a northern pike you be? How far out from shore have you guys picked up northern pike?

Lets Keep are Hooks Shape.

TackleBoxMike

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bturck

It certainly wouldn't hurt to throw some tip ups in your gear bag. Sure helps pass some time if the house action is slow. Two years ago my son iced a 41" gator in 34' of water on a crappie jig which was set up for saugs. We certainly weren't targeting Norts. I would say we were probably 10-11 miles from Wheelers Point over Pine Island. It sure was an exciting 20 minutes trying to get the ole girl started in the hole.

It seems that most of the talk on the forum regarding northerns picks up in intensity toward mid to late March. Not saying they aren't catching some all year but it sure seems like they are targeted more during the late ice period.

Sure sounds like you're getting itchy feet and fingers for some hard water fishing. Sure hope you have a great winter, maybe we will run into each other. Good luck and hang on. Bill

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TackleBoxMike

Guys,

The ice fishing dates are set for January 12 thru 16 will have 3-days and 3-nights of ice fishing in a sleeper. I'm looking at adding to my ice tackle box for this trip so if anyone has any additional ideas on ice tackle a guy should bring on a LOW trip please add something to the post? also any other ideas on preparing for the trip are also welcome?

To Lake of the Woods or Bust!!!

Thank you

TackleBoxMike

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Cooter

I'd personally recommend

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BarryG

Just made resevations for Jan10-14 for my 1st ice fishing trip, I've never seen a lake that you can drive on so all this will be new to me. I'm Really looking forward to it! Don't be afraid to throw some ice fishing tips to me guys...I'll need all the help I can get!!! Come on JAN!!! <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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Lund 18

TackleBoxMike, don't waste your time

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Matt Johnson

BarryG,

Welcome to ice fishing <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> It won't take long and you'll be addicted. You picked a good lake for your first ice trip too, you should do well on Lake of the Woods that time of year. Best of luck and feel free to ask any questions you might have...

Good Fishin,

Matt Johnson

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PikeTipper

BarryG,

I would actually say you made a bad choice of lakes for your 1st ice fishing trip. If you hit LOW on a hot bite, almost every other lake will just be a disappointment compared to that. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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BarryG

Does a LCD fishfinder work when used on the ice? I have a portable that I used before I had my boat and was wondering if it would be useful or is a flasher better. Thanks!

Lund...I couldn't agree more about the beer!!! <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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BarryG

Piketipper...I might get addicted to ice fishing...but I wouldn't be able to do much of it...we don't have very thick ice down here!!! <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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Matt Johnson

A flasher is better, but the LCD can be used to mark the depth and where the fish are as well. The biggest concern with the LCD models is the affect the cold has on them, but since you'll be fishing inside a warm permanent/sleeper fishhouse than you won't have to worry. You'll need some sort of ice-style transducer and possibily a level of somesort too...

Good Fishin,

Matt Johnson

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Hammer-Smites

You might want to bring a deck of cards. Those sleeper shacks can get a little slow once the sun goes down. The beverage of choice and a deck of cards and you should be set for the "night bite"

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TackleBoxMike

What a great weekend.

I had a chance to get to a few sporting good stores and pick up on some new ice fishing tackle. You guys should check out the new tackle!!! But of course there where a few other guys gearing up for ice fishing and I think we are all pumped up for early ice. Well if the ice starts forming please let me know? Come on early ice.

The plan is to fish <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" /> not to play card games <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />.

TackleBoxMike

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