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IceHawk
16 hours ago, Borch said:

I rarely use live bait anymore unless I'm gonna use 2 rods.  Plastics, gulp,  tied tungsten flies, jigging raps,  rippin raps, darters... the list goes on.  There has been a few times though that a minnow head on a spoon out produced anything I had.  Good thing I had a buddy who borrowed me a few. 😉

Always there to help Bud  😉 cant wait to get after those perch again. Fished that area hard this summer learned alot!  Found a few new spots and new lakes with quality as well. 

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smurfy

i've also slowly have built some confidence in plastics, bu i also for the most part carry with me some sort of meat. depends on the lake!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Tom Sawyer
5 hours ago, IceHawk said:

Unfortunately Tom I cant no pun intended let the cat out of the bag on this one. Those secret ingrediants that I've come up with over the years will have to remain a secret 😀 It does work that's  for sure.

 

No worries bud, your secrets safe 😆

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smurfy
12 hours ago, IceHawk said:

Got a few bottles sitting on the shelf right now just wqiting to fire up some of those ice kitty cats. Unfortunately Tom I cant no pun intended let the cat out of the bag on this one. Those secret ingrediants that I've come up with over the years will have to remain a secret 😀 It does work that's  for sure.

 

That secret potion isn't like grain belt or fox deluxe is it??😂

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IceHawk
10 hours ago, smurfy said:

That secret potion isn't like grain belt or fox deluxe is it??😂

One Part Kegale brau and one part Haunstein 😉

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PRO-V
On 11/21/2019 at 10:28 PM, smurfy said:

That secret potion isn't like grain belt or fox deluxe is it??😂

I didn't know they still made Fox Deluxe. Me and my highschool buddies got a case of it to break in their houseboat which they named it after in 1978. We cracked them open, had a toast and after we tasted it we dumped it all out. Might make a good degreaser.🤪

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smurfy
2 hours ago, PRO-V said:

I didn't know they still made Fox Deluxe. Me and my highschool buddies got a case of it to break in their houseboat which they named it after in 1978. We cracked them open, had a toast and after we tasted it we dumped it all out. Might make a good degreaser.🤪

Even in high school we didn't by it. We bought pfieffers. 3 cases 9.99.

 

Back to plastic only stuff I've used is the gulp.

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eyeguy 54

Haven’t tried gulp yet thru  ice. Might have to try waxies. Schmidt. PBR. Schlitz. Started back in the late 60’s. So many beers so little time. 

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CigarGuy

Pfieffers. 3 cases 9.99.                          We used to get that deal at Ernie's or Otto's in Mendota. How about Buckhorn🍺

 

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smurfy
2 hours ago, eyeguy 54 said:

Haven’t tried gulp yet thru  ice. Might have to try waxies. Schmidt. PBR. Schlitz. Started back in the late 60’s. So many beers so little time. 

well i swear that Gulp has icehawks secret potion.....cause that juice in it sure stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!😆

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Mike89

Wisconsin Premium, 3 for $9.99 too!    Kato beer too!! 

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IceHawk

I know one lure that is getting added to my arsenal this winter going to be a killer IMO is the Custom Jig Spins Wolfinkee. Its the new tungsten version of the old lead Ratfinkee. Comes in 8 different colors. Used the lead version for years looking forward to putting some smack down on some panfish with the new tungsten concept. Might even become one of my favorites when the perch are on a grub bite!

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eyeguy 54

looks nice. you tip em with meat or just the jig?  maybe both. I remember using the rat finkee many years ago

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IceHawk

I've always added one wiggler {spike} or a waxworm but I assume a person could have success just going plain. Excited to give them a try as the old lead versions were lights out. 

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Borch

I've almost always used ratsos plain but have added a lip hooked minnow deadsticking them at times.

 

Use a lot of gulp and powerbait through the ice.  The 1 to 3 inch minnows are favorites depending on what I'm targeting.  

 

Was my go to on URL for crappies back in the day.

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