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monstermoose78
6 minutes ago, Dave S said:

I drove by Baxter and Blue today. Couldn't believe there was a van and a truck that drove out on Blue. Especially with the weather we've had.

Right I had a suv drive by me the ice was bouncing and I thought for sure they were going in. If they would moved off the wheeler trail I think he would have. I found 7 inches west of that trail last weekend.

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Went out to lake that I have not been on in many years and the nice gills wanted to play eat the pink impluse mayfly and I was all about that game. 8-11 feet of water away from the crowds on a nice in

Took the owners of Baby Beaver Baits and my boss Brian out fishing in the wind and  caught a few fish. All gills over 9 went back and all crappies over 12 were released. Best bait was 3 mm jig with a

Nice fish!  I was out near mille lacs area and the frog bite was killing it. Had a handful in the 17-20” range. 

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It was good to see you @Cret Jigs glad you got some fish to eat. It was nice to fish out of my house as I don’t do that enough. Caught some fish nothing great but it was ok. Please just be kind to people that’s all I ask! 

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I just can’t stop buying jigs. I really like jigs with larger hooks for their size. I like sportsman direct tungsten jigs as they run bigger hooks. Where are you all getting your jigs and why? 

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I have been Getting Jigs from Amped Outdoors IN 4,5mm and 6mm the 6mm has a bigger hook which I also like!!!

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I also have gotten a shipment the last two years from Amped outdoors. Also got a lithium battery from them.

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Really like the Widow Maker Jigs.  3mm / 4mm   and Love the Green Moon Jigs on a dead stick!

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Here is a chart that show hook sizes just so you all can compare.

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Moose I love your posts!  A couple questions for you.  Do you fish live bait on the jigs?  I know tungsten is all the rage quick down with small profile, but I watch neutral fish try to suck in the jig and it does not move; wondering if you ever go to a lighter presentation?

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1 minute ago, whateverisbiting said:

Moose I love your posts!  A couple questions for you.  Do you fish live bait on the jigs?  I know tungsten is all the rage quick down with small profile, but I watch neutral fish try to suck in the jig and it does not move; wondering if you ever go to a lighter presentation?

I don’t use live bait much if ever anymore. I know I have not bought wax worms or euros in two years at least. If I am fishing at night I will pick up crappie minnows. 
 

If the fish are not sucking in my 4 mm jigs I will grab my 3 mm set up and even the smallest of perch or gills can suck that in. Now if they are being really picky I will go down to the 2mm jigs as well. I also like the pug bug jigs and they are lead but weigh as much as the 4 mm jigs. The reason I like the pug bug is the flat bottom of the jig seems to let it glide down a little slower. 
 

When I take my dad or others out fishing I tell them to get some live bait as getting used to plastics takes time to build your confidence with them. My dad is getting to the point he hardly uses live bait now too but he does have a container of wax worms in his pocket. 
 

one thing I need to get back to is upsizing and using jigging spoons again. 
 

Don’t forget get to trim your plastics as well. 

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Thank you!  The lake I am on has decent pannies, but its a big lake and they tend to be not close to the cabin where i plop the house for convenience of everyone coming up.  Looking forward to a couple years when I'll have more time to do some exploring for spots and experimenting with jigs and no bait.  I definitely have no confidence with no bait totally impressed with the ability to get them to bite without it!

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I need to seek help with my addiction of buying of jigs! I told my wife tonight if I die don’t sell any of my little jig boxes for less than 100 bucks. She said wow jigs are cheap. Haha if she only knew what I paid for them. 

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You can see 2 mm 3 mm and 4 mm jigs in this box look at the size difference.

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1 hour ago, monstermoose78 said:

I need to seek help with my addiction of buying of jigs! I told my wife tonight if I die don’t sell any of my little jig boxes for less than 100 bucks. She said wow jigs are cheap. Haha if she only knew what I paid for them. 

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lol... that's nothing... my last order was over 100 jigs , just in 4mm😁

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8 hours ago, Rick G said:

lol... that's nothing... my last order was over 100 jigs , just in 4mm😁

Dang you just lose a ton to pike too. 

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13 hours ago, monstermoose78 said:

I told my wife tonight if I die don’t sell any of my little jig boxes for less than 100 bucks. She said wow jigs are cheap. Haha if she only knew what I paid for them. 

 

Ha!  Try collecting muskie lures or megabass jerk baits.  You can run into the 4 digit range real quick...

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10 hours ago, gimruis said:

 

Ha!  Try collecting muskie lures or megabass jerk baits.  You can run into the 4 digit range real quick...

I know my dad is part owner of baby beaver baits. 🦫 it’s crazy money for some muskie baits.

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On 1/28/2021 at 8:56 PM, Rick G said:

lol... that's nothing... my last order was over 100 jigs , just in 4mm😁

Dang....... 😅

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Fish fry to night for moose!! Yum

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Ok I cleaned fish then fried fish and now I am beached on the couch. I use a 4 mm gold jig with maki minos in 18-21 feet of water. People around me were complaining the fish were not biting and I agreed 😁! The fish was so good to eat.

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We just couldn’t get the bite going today.  Tried shallow and deep.  Sure, we got a few but even sight fishing and using the camera wasn’t much help but to show us how negative the panfish were.

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The shallow pike were a little more entertaining.

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9 hours ago, Wanderer said:

We just couldn’t get the bite going today.  Tried shallow and deep.  Sure, we got a few but even sight fishing and using the camera wasn’t much help but to show us how negative the panfish were.

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The shallow pike were a little more entertaining.

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Love the duck decoy or robo coot 

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1 hour ago, monstermoose78 said:

Love the duck decoy or robo coot 

Battle coot. 😉

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Spent yesterday sitting on Mille Lacs with my brother and his dogs. Two fish came up no fish went back walleye was a keeper by a 1/4 inch and a 11 inch perch. DNR officer was great and measured the fish on my brothers msrd board. The officer said this is the nicest board I seen. 

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Well after next week I think most lakes should good to go to drive on. About time for some cold weather.

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How many rods do you pre rig up before you head out on the ice? 
I normally have 2 but I am rigging up a jigging spoon rod for panfish. 

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I gotta have at least 4. Sometimes 6. One with Spring for the 3mm. 2 for 4mm and one for a spoon or 5mm. And lotsa plastics

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2 hours ago, monstermoose78 said:

How many rods do you pre rig up before you head out on the ice? 
I normally have 2 but I am rigging up a jigging spoon rod for panfish. 

4 most of the time... long, light carbon for spoons..spring for 3mm...long noodle and a short noodle for 4-5 mm

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Better Than Working!

 

I have 2 for panfish with a little something extra for a roaming pike. Always have 4 for walleye with 2 rigged up for perch. 

2 hours ago, Rick G said:

4 most of the time... long, light carbon for spoons..spring for 3mm...long noodle and a short noodle for 4-5 mm

 

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