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On my way up to fish with Matt Breuer and Woodman this weekend i had lots of insects hitting my windshield.What does this mean to me?I thought i would tell yah.

It's time to start using plastics that immitate those insects.Fish are seeing these too.While ice fishing in Bemidji i noticed alot of insects with wings would crawl up through the hole and try and fly away.Kinda exciting watching all this happen.

So...anybody...Try and fish with plastics now.
Now is the time!

I hope this helps you bag more panfish.

Plastics! Plastics! Any Plastics would DO!


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Matt Johnson

Yep, all I used was small finesse plastics up there in Bemidji this weekend to catch those crappies and gills through the ice. Small Shrimpos and Ratsos. The bugs coming up the holes was a good sign that those panfish are putting on the serious feedbags! No need for live bait. Plastics are a dynamite bait for several occations. I had a the opportunity to fish the Rainy River last week and I caught about 99 percent of my fish on plastics! Walleyes, saugers, and even suckers and sturgeon hit the plastics! The White Firetail Ring-n-Grub was my go-to bait up on the Rainy. Plastics are a must have bait in your arsenal, once you get confident using plastics you will catch more fish.

By the way, good steaks CrappieMagnet smile.gif

Good Fishin,
Matt Johnson

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