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gr8whthunter76

Wondering if anyone is having the same issues as I am. I have been hitting Lake Tetonka pretty hard this year ice fishing, because I am stubborn and I know that the lake has a good variety of fish in it and I have always done well in the past. This year, not so much though. I am getting on the spots with TONS of fish on them. I mean I can stick the camera down and see 20-30 sunfish mixed with crappies, bass and perch with an occasional slime running through in a spin looking around. Up the camera comes and down the vexilar goes and do you think that I can get ANYTHING to bite. WOW it is frustrating. I have tried everything, different jigs, different baits, varying depths, weed lines, flats, rocks, I mean I have drilled more holes this year then any other year and have very little to show for my efforts. Any advice??? I know that I can go to Washington and other lakes to pick up some sunnies, but like I said, I am stubborn.

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luckycrank

dark colors

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Team Otter

When are you fishing?

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Tipup101

Swedish Pimple. Don't know why chartruse has brought them to life. Nothing else worked, tip the pimp with a waxie and bam pannies on!

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luckycrank

how did your pannies get off grin.gif

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walleyematt

u could maybe try a jigging spoon tiped with waxeys iv had some panny luck with that

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clamtrap

try early mornings and an hour or so after dark, low light periods has been working well. I've been out there alot and have done very well.

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Team Otter

Other questions; what pound test line are you using and what kind of line?

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hawkeye43

Where on tetonka have you been?? When are you thinking about going out again???

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luckycrank

I have been fishing tetonka also , although the fish are tough at times they can still be caught. are you fishing with a vexilar or a camera ? I have noticed at times on my vexilar that they will race up to my jig and when within five feet away they will go right back down like they are scared of it . try a black ratso with a gold bead ar just plain black or Rootbeer colored I can tell you to my experiance most of the fish that do that are 8" - 9" gills dark colors have been the ticket for me

althought there are alot of little one there are some good bull gills to be caught if your patient.oh yeah you may have trouble finding gold bead ratso may have to visit there web sit and look under the precious metals heading

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katoguy

Test. jig

jig

jig

Sheesh, this place is getting silly with the marketing.

Edit:

Okay, I see somebody changed the marketing link...

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