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going up to Red this weekend, I was wondering what the hot lure and color are up there right now. Any info would be appreciated. Fish on !

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traveler

Lindy Rattlin Flyers have been working very well...anything with a rallte and making bottom contact seems to be doing pretty good. Red/glow is always good, but we've done well on a few different colors. Slick jigs have had thier moments too, especially when the fish have been neutral/negative as they were on the weekend.

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Bigslugger

Always the go to for me are the Red Rattlin Flyer, Small Glow Red Demon Jigging Spoon, or Purple Slick Jigs.

Always try bigger sizes than scale down smaller if need be.

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bk_MN_iceman

was also having good luck on anything gold and shiny - especially for the perch too. Otherwise like other posters said, rattlin flyers - red/gold.

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laportian

Got outfished yesterday like 5 to 1. My buddy had a 1/4oz northland forage minnow in the glow rainbow. I was fishing the rattlin flyer in red and purple. Even tried the slick jig to no avail. A couple years ago I had another buddie hand line with the same color forage minnow and flat outfished two of us with various noisier spoons. Seen a red hook deadstick do the same when things are slow. It all depends. Bring all you can and adjust as needed.

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traveler

Yup, just cause a lures been good doesn't mean it'll be the ticket every day. We got several fish last time on a couple oddball jigs when the flyer/slick jig combo wasn't producing.

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Portavilla

Laportian,

Totally agree, the answer to this question changes daily and when I try to answer it most guys think I must be selling tackle.

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Jeff13

In two days my brother got 43 walleyes on a 1/4 perch rattlin flyer, I threw the kitchen sink at them and caught 11. It was rediculous how that one bait was on fire, and I was just a few feet from him. I wish I would have had one!

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laportian

Portavilla- I know I love the Lindy's and often feel I should be getting free tackle from them for all the promotion I do for them! You should see me at tackle stores, make an azz of myself touting this one or that one!

But anyway another thing to keep in mind when you do have the hot lure of the day is to re tie that sucker after every two or three fish if it is your only one. Happened to me more than once where I was catching in a slow period and talking trash about my skills and I'd lose the hot lure on the next bite.

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bturck

Jeff13: Were you mean to your brother when you guys were growing up? Must have been something he was getting even for by not sharing that Lindy Flyer.....LOL shocked

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Portavilla

Laportian,

That is good advice and don't feel alone on the re-tie. I lose most of mine to big eyed kids and every year I take the box down to Gander and re-stock. My kid just reminded me don't forget there are two of us, as I have cut it pretty short on a few of them.

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Bturck,

He offered me the bait numerous times but for two days I was stubborn and wanted to prove to myself it could not be that big of a deal. Looking back now I should have taken him up on the offer, it was fum though to see him catch fish. His first time ice fishing in 15 years, since he was 15 years old. Total rookie domination, he was spoiled he had a blast.

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bturck

Sounds like it was a good trip for him. Its fun to just sit back and watch someone else having a good time, especially when they are a newbie, or haven't been able to participate in the sport for awhile.

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