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We are heading up this upcoming weekend and was wondering how people were doing out of Sportsman's houses. Any suggestions for tackle? I have always done well on gold or pink but I have heard a lot about the stopsign. Is it really worth picking up a couple?

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bklimek

These are so hot you'll want to pick up a few of them to share with everyone in the house. laugh

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Loogie

No.

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RedDB76

Just got back from LOTW yesterday. Numerous things worked at different times, so throw the whole tackle box at them. Some of the things that worked best for us.....and these are all deadsticking.....jigging was NOT working.

-Stop sign with a whole fathead

-Glow red front/gold back Demon with whole fathead

-pink hook with whole fathead

We caught fish on other things too, but these were the most consistent.

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icefisher4ever

What are these stop sign things i keep hearing about?

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