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magic_minnow

Mousies vs. Waxies

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magic_minnow

Hello fellow anglers! I was at Bass Lake bait shop picking up some [PoorWordUsage] minnows and decided to try out some of those "mousies". It was the first time i've actually seen them, needless to say they outfished [PoorWordUsage] minnows and waxies for me that day. Do you all prefer mousies or waxies? What kinda success have other people had on them? I'm a true believer in the mousy now!

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magic_minnow

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Neiko

I don't pan fish much so what are mousies?

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daveyred

I am from Michigan org. and you could get both waxworms and mousies. I find here I dont find mousies much. I thing they out fish waxworms and are even great spring time bed fishing baits. Just dont leave the in the warm to long (like I did once as a kid) they turn into bees.

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EBass

Bees? I hate bees, er Wasps I should say. This isn't eruo larva?

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magic_minnow

i'm not exactly sure where mousies come from...but if you check in the ICE FISHING forum there was a recent post about this too that I stumbled upon. Someone posted pics of waxworms, mousies, euros and spikes. So you can tell the difference.

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gemNeyeJoe

I stumbled across some mousies when I was buying euro larvae to hit my crappie spot. Looked very interesting so I bought a tin of em, turned out pretty well, maybe the little tail on the bottom attracts the fish. Who knows, all I know is that they worked. I stick with euro larvae though, red ones in fact. I catch lots of crappies on them, small ones and even up to 13"s on them. I stick with what works! I have found from experience I get more crappies on euro larvae then waxys, why I couldn't tell you, just my experience.

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JBMasterAngler

I haven't seen mousies in years! Anyway, does color truly matter for euro's? I always put 3 on (1 of each color). Just curious if any particular combination of color(s) may work better than another.

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gemNeyeJoe

I don't think it TRULY matters.. The jigs I use for crappies all have red hooks, so i throw red euros on jus to cover it up even more. but when I can't get all red euros, I throw on any color, does the trick for me

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