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Med Sea or Dead Sea?

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Just wondering if anyone else has had the lousy success rate I've had on Medicine lately. frown.gif

I can mark fish on the Vex, but can rarely get them to bite. I've tossed airplane jigs, swedish pimples, angel eyes, teardrops, glows, plain hooks... you get the idea.

Maybe I'm just fishing too deep or not deep enough? (Right around 5' off bottom in 30 - 40' of water.) tongue.gif

Just hoping I'm missing something here. I like Med, as it's easy for me to get to (right on the way home from work), incredibly quiet for such a metro lake, and other than one guy, the folks I've met out there have been awesome! cool.gif

Guess I don't want to give up on it, 'specially if I'm not doing something, or doing something wrong... grin.gif

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I was out there twice this week. We tried a few different spots the first night and by the end of the night ended up on some crappies. We were in like 25 FOW. Marking fish all night long both nights in this spot, but only 10 or so up through the ice. The first night they liked the smallest minnows in the bucket under a deadstick. We did get a couple on a demon/waxie combination. The bite was very light. Patience was the key for the deadsticks and barely jigging the other line. The second night this week all but one came jigging, and the bite was so light you wouldn't know they were there until you jigged up a little higher and felt them just sitting on it.

Oh yeah and keep all your jigs glowing all night, every bite was on a solid glow.

Hopefully that helps?

I'd probably be confused though crazy.gif

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MT Net

Good tips, Versus! We'll give it a whirl next week, Slick, I have a small variety of glow jigs anxious to try out.

What time do you get there? And what time are you leaving for home?

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Thanks for the tips, Versus. cool.gif

I'll have to downsize a bit, I think. Probably need to concentrate more on Crops, keep the jigs smaller, and make sure that my charging light has plenty of batteries. Might be the problem, I was too deep, and wasn't really keeping them glowing full time enough.

MT- I can get there between 3:30 - 4:30 normally, the boss will let me head out when I've got 8 hours in if I want to leave a little early. cool.gif

As far as heading home, the REAL boss will usually let me stay as long as I like, but normally home between 8:30 & 9:00... depends on if I'm catching fish or not, normally.

See you on the Big V this weekend. We can try to get something set up for next week then. grin.gif

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