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Captain B.R.K

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Captain B.R.K

I don't know about you guys, but I'm getting the itch to start filling up that tackle box with the latest jigs and lures for the upcoming season. We don't have any ice yet, but that isn't stopping me from getting the itch smile.gif

I have always gone with a demon type lure for fishing pannies or a genz type of bug over the years. Two years ago Fiskas came out with some new lures that were dynamite! I bought about 6 of them at first and now down to 2. Darn toothy finned pike and hard-lipped bass!

Time to recruit new Fiskas!

Another hot lure to hit the crowd is made by Little Atom. They have a line of jigs that came out last year that I have not gotten my hands on, which is about to change. The Optic jig and Stealth Optic come in a variety of colors and sizes for those willing to try something new each time out on the ice.

These types of new lures should be in my tackle box this year and should cover all my panfish needs.

As for walleye fishing, there are few lures from JB Lures that have gotten my attention. I'm a huge fan of the angel eye jigging spoon. However JB fine tuned a good lure and came out with the

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Holie Angel

Also I would recommend the

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Rattle Varmits as another jiggin spoon open!

So many lures to pick from, so many dollars to go around.

What's new in your tackle box this winter?

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Corey Bechtold

Some Thingamiggies, Whatchamacallit's and Someadem's. grin.gif

Seriously, Little Atom jigs and Wolfram jigs are some of the latest to get some Ice box space. And of course a whole lotta Power Minnows! grin.gif

Ready or not, Ice fishing seasong is coming!

Corey Bechtold

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Borch

I really like the Little Atom optic stealth jigs paired with a nuggie or a noodle for panfish. This combo was really hot for me this past winter and also during the softwater season as well. I hardly use live bait for panfish anymore.

The Rattlin Varmit and Pro Varmit were great producers for me last winter as well for big crappies, perch and walleyes.

I'm definitely adding a few more of these to my box this winter. ( may have to try those Holie Angels as well. wink.gif

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Captain B.R.K

I read and read some more about your power minnow stategy to catch slab crappies Corey. I still can't believe the plastics work that well, but I know they do listening to your stories. Those will be added to the arsenal as well.

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