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Wade Joseph

Live Bait ????

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Since they have banned fires and I will now have to bring a camp stove, this limits boat space even more so I was wondering if there is a magic temp that would sway you guys to bring leeches over minnows or crawlers over leeches. I will be up on the 22nd for a week and am not sure which I should bring. I plan on lindy rigging some live bait as well as trolling sticks and cranks.

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minnows...or pack your leeches in ice chilled water in an insulated minnow bucket. problem with leeches in cold water is they tend to ball up and loose their effectiveness. If however the leeches are kept very cold this isn't so much the case. Also I think that minnows are the better choice cause the leeches that you may find in the lake don't get big until late june so the fish are more likely to be in minnow mode. Just my thoughts on the matter.

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its all about minnows , although i usually bring some crawlers I'll fish with minnows and if that doest work I'll try minnows, and then try minnows. and crawlers when i get bored.

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Ya...but what do you think about using minnows?

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