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Minnow Preference

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JBMasterAngler

I'm just curious what kinds of minnows everyone uses out there. Not including crappie minnows, what are your preferences between fatheads, rainbow chubs, golden or silver or emerald shiners, sucker minnows, madtoms, or any other type of minnow. Add what you fish for with them, how and where you fish them, what season, etc. I'm just curious what everyone is doing out there.

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dilleyo

You might know this allreday, but I don't think you can use the bigger minnows now as the larger gamefish season is over, unless you are trying for lake trout. In which case I think most people use shiners for them. But I think most people are sticking to crappie minnows for panfish, at least that is what I have been doing.

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Yeah, I'm just wondering what people use at different seasons. Your not the first person that has said something about shiners for lakers, I'm actually going up for lakers next week, so I'll have to remember that. I'll be using frozen ciscos too. But I had always heard sucker minnows were the prefered "live" minnow for lakers?

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dilleyo

I didn't hear anything about regular sucker minnows, but if you haven't allready looked, there is a whole section on different species of fish somewhere on this site, but I can't remember where. The laker section is under the trout section. Just in case you haven't seen it. Where are you going for the lakers?

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JBMasterAngler

Gunflint Lake. I've been hearing people are doing very well up there the last couple weeks.

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dilleyo

I am probably heading to Grindstone and maybe try for a couple of rainbows as well. Good luck on Gunflint.

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I wanted to hit up grindstone this winter, but the weather sucks too much this weekend to go up there. Maybe I can squeeze some time to go there in the fall before the season closes. You ever fish it in spring/summer/fall? How is it for other species?

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dilleyo

I've never fished it before...I have Monday off of work and thought I'd try it out....weather pending of course.

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Don't forget to bring a shovel

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