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I'm heading up around noon today and was looking for some last minute tips. Thanks hopefully i'll come home with a limit of them slabs!

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drill drill drill!!!!! till you find em' wink.gif

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yea we planned on doing that. Hopefully it won't be too cold though.

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My last trip up there was no exception to all the others, BE PREPARED! You have a window of opportunity with these things.....sometimes it lasts all day and you simply hop from hole to hole, other times they're under your vicinity for 15-20 minutes.

Either way, you'll catch more fish if you:

-have multiple rods rigged and ready - when/if one tangles, throw it to the side and fish with others. Also, have different baits on different rods. I usually have one with glow-red Rattlin' Varmint tipped with a minnow head, one with a red/white Shrimpo, and another with plain hook/minnow under an ice buster. Sometimes, I have a fourth rod with another Varmint.

-Experiment with the first few - don't use bait if they don't require it. Many times they'll bite without bait of any kind if aggressive enough. Forego rebaiting if at all possible. Put bait back on with too many disinterested sniffers.

-Like was said before drill, drill, drill - many times, the person 10 feet away catches 3/4 of the fish, and you don't mark a thing. Having many holes everywhere reduces this chance.

-And for god sakes, get down in the hole after them! Swinging these beasts up and out of the hole results only in broken dreams smile.gif

Joel

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Alright I'm heading out in a few minutes. Thanks for the replies guys. Hopefully it will still be light when I get their so I can find them out on the lake.

Brady D.

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