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I was just wondering wht kind of presentations people use for late ice season? I haven't had much luck with the aggressive jiggin lately. Tried to downsize and had minimal luck as well. I was just wondering what else I should try. I have read some past posts on deadsticking and have recently bought two rod rocker2's. So, I will definitely be using those to see if I can't get a response out of fish that way.

At this point I am trying to learn as much as I can while the ice is still decent. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks in advance... grin.gif

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Well I have tried plain hook, glow and the non glow. This has worked a little better then jiggin at least for me.

Just last week I tried a smaller hook with waxworm but it was too small and I was pulling it out of their mouth, even after the bobber was under the ice. Changed around and found that even a size 6 hook was too big on a teardrop. Just got to find the happy medium with the fish that you got. I tend to find myself changing hooks many times trying to find the right combination. The bad thing is that I found that the same setup has not worked for me multiple days in a row with the weather changing so much.

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Thanks for the advice. And, now that I think about it I have produced more fish on plain hooks tipped with some kind of meat than jigging. I never really thought of hook size as a major factor, but that is why I asked the question. I will be going out Tues. or Wed. and I"ll be changing hook sizes and colors to see what produces. Does style of hook make a difference?

I also read a post that said this particular fisherman was catching larger and more frequent perch on plain hooks. Has anyone else had success at this no bait "phenomena"?

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these are the style of tear drops I use. As I am not of fan of the ladybug style of teardrops.


Never tried the no bait idea, but thinking about it, the fish would have to be very active.

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Thanks! Cabelas.com it is, AGAIN. smile.gif

And when you fish this style of tear drop do you deadstick it or do you jig them slightly? Do you use a float? And, does this work for multiple species?

My interest is peaked, can you tell... grin.gif

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e-mail me and I will send you some info on where to get them and how I use them. I may even sell you some of mine since I don't know when to stop when buying tackle.

holmboy21 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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