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Thinking about showing up this weekend... my buddy's g/f has a cabin there i guess. Whats the word on the bite. I have heard humps and stuff like that. Any areas that i could find on a map? I have fished there a few times in the summer and done real well, but never winter... if anyone could help me out thatd be awesome. Thanks alot guys!

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If all else fails you can go off Nodak's. You will have to pay to launch. They will provide a map of their road system and mark spots where they are catching fish.

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FullTilt

We were at High Banks last weekend and did well. We had the best luck with buckshot jigs in silver or orange and a minnow head. Perch and walleyes, one nice pike that broke off. They didn't hit anything that wasn't moving, best depths were between 22 and 29 feet. Talked to another group that did really well, they were also using a buckshot jig but with a whole minnow. I'd start at 20' and work your way deeper. Didn't have a single bite on waxworms.

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I ave herd so much about buckshot jigs and just minnow heads lately... i am not used to that, its all about ice jigs and live minnows where i usually fish... how exactly do u present that.. no movement at all or they just dont like a live minnow? i have a vexi and an aqua vu if that will be helpful?

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Buckshot jigs & minnow heads are a deadly combination. In fact, a jigging spoon & minnow head presentation has been effective for a very long time. I can't even remember how long Swedish Pimples have been around.

At the I.C.E. Series event on Winni last weekend, I was jigging this Scenic Tackle Go-Devil (1/8 oz) in the perch color for quite awhile. I used it with a minnow head, and I also used it with 3-4 eurolarvae at times. On Sunday morning, the perch were hammering the eurolarvae presentation on the jigging spoon.

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The trick I found on Winni was to let the jigging spoon fall all the way to the bottom and stir up the bottom. I'd then lift it off the bottom about 6-12 inches and jig the lure up and down about 2-3 inches. I would almost say I was just shaking the lure in place. If nothing happened for awhile, I'd drop it back to the bottom and start again.

Sometimes when you see fish on your flasher and they are not biting, raise the spoon up 2-3' off of the bottom and you'll see the fish follow it up. Sometimes they hit, sometimes they don't.

When you use a jigging spoon, you don't want to use a bobber. You just hold the rod and actively jig waiting to feel the strike. When you feel the tap, set the hook.

You ask, "how exactly do u present that.. no movement at all or they just don't like a live minnow?"

In reality, it is the movement of the spoon that causes the fish to bite. Sometimes it takes the added attraction of the minnow head or the maggots to seal the deal.

Give it a shot, you might surprise yourself. And while you are jigging your one rod, just do what you normally do on your other. I assume this would be a minnow on a jig under a float.

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Matt Breuer

Jigging spoons are pretty much all I use in the Winter for walleye and perch, I'd say 80% of the time I'm jigging a spoon! Deadly is right hanson, you've got it on the nose! This guy pounded 'em on Sat. He knows what he's talking about!!

The action a spoon causes at the joint where the hook is is immaculate. It really gets the waxies or minnow head jiggling.

I just wanted to point out the effectiveness of your camera on a perch bite. They're a great tool for weeding out the smaller fish, which in deeper water is great! You'll save lives of fish you weren't wanting to keep!

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hamrej23

I just picked up three of them for this weekend in winni.

I am hoping for a good bite. has anyone got any crappies out of winnie lately?

Thanks

j23

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I have a few swedish pimps and a jigging rap.. that go-devil looks key. I got to watch the perch siuation this weekend on my camera... it was awesome. Hoping that i can utilize this awesome inoformation and put it to use. Thanks alot... anymore info is great

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