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walleyecaber

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walleyecaber

I will be coming up to the big pond on Feb 5th - Feb 8th fishing out of one of hunters point shacks. What im woundering is since i have only been on the pond a couple times in the winter is what is the best things to use chaseing the eyes & perch. Colors type of rigs anything you may add to help me out. And if anyone has fished out of hunters are the fish active . Thanks for any and all help and thanks for makeing me a new member i read the post in here every day. Yes i know im a newbie to this but man all you others have a clue on the fishing on the pond. Help this guy out that makes it up maybe 3 times a year .Thanks

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slotlimit

We tried everything this last weekend. All but 2 fish came off a plain red hook and a bobber. Also Shinners were the best.

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binsfeldnick

I don't know how the fishing is on that side of the lake, haven't been over there at all. But, we will be up a appeldoorns resort the 7th thru the 9th checking out the fmers event. I have been fishing mainly the south end of the lake and the west side. Have also had the best luck on a plain red hook under a ice buster bobber with a fathead instead of a shinner. Also have had some luck jigging with different colored buckshots. Mostly the smaller ones 1/8 oz. in red or silver. Good luck up there hope this helps.

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tearin' lips

The few 'eyes that I caught Sunday before my vex quit on me were all on a number three perch jigging rap. All of our jumbos were on pink and white custom jigs and spin jigging spoon tipped with a minnow head.

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EBass

I suck and caught 3 on Sat in the perm.

24" walter on crappie minnow and orange tear drop and bobber.

10.5" perch on same setup

7" walleye on same setup.

I threw the tackle box at em, but I could only get them to stare.

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spankster

Hey Walleyechaser,

Not being harsh here, but take a Gander at the 164 pages of information at your finger tips. There are at least 100 posts of what to use, where to fish, what tackle, depths, etc. You aren't alone, we see at least 10 posts a day on non-regulars asking all this which is fine. I just wish they would take the time to read because all the information there is at your fingertips. Good luck and please read the posts of the past. We don't have to reinvent the wheel here.....

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harvey lee

walleyechaser

Your best bet would be to talk to the resort owners where you are going to stay. They will have all the updated ice conditions and bait and tackle to use for the current bite. You could also search the Mille Lacs forum and find out something else that may help.

Welcome to FM. smile.gif

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slotlimit

Hey Spankster,

Not being harsh, but some people have dial-up and it's a lot easier just to make a post and get some information. Then to go back and look through 164 pages of posts. If people don't want to answer the question being posted just move on. I for one have been helped by many who took the time to give me what they think is good information even though they may have given the same information to 10 other people on 10 other posts. I thank them for that.

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walleyecaber

Thanks for all the help guys and yes im on dial up so it would take for ever to read thru the post. Sorry you got negitive with me and thanks for stateing some people have dial up. All you have been a great deal of help and feel free to give me more advice. Happy fishing and this site is awesome keep up the good work. cool.gif

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harvey lee

walleyechaser

If you just read all the posts for a few days, you will then have a pretty good idea what is happenning.

This year I have had pretty good luck with a JB rattling varmit tipped with a minnow head for jigging. On my tip ups and rattle reels at night I have been using a medium shiner on a red or regular colored hook approx 6-10" off the bottom.

The jigging method I have had the most luck with has been letting it pound the bottom and then jigging it upward a few feet. If you are in a house and jigging, dont be afraid to set a deadstick out with a shiner or fathead about 1' off the bottom.

If none of these ideas work, maybe a change of color,size or a different jig would be worth a try.

Good luck.

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Coach1310

I have good luck with buckshots, pink/white frostee and green/white glow weasals for jigging. For a set line I like gme-n-eyes and blood red hooks with a fathead. I don't use shiners much as I get sick of them dying. Good luck to you. Don't forget to have some waxies or eurolarve with as well. Perch and eyes love these on a jigging spoon, especially during midday!

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tunrevir

Walleyechaser, if you really want to get on fish then I wouldn't hesistate to hire a guide from one of the resorts. You can learn alot from the posts here as well but if you really want to get on some fish on a consistent basis hire a guide for a half/full day then go out and see what you can do. It is big water and alot of us fish it regularly and can give you a few points/tips/depths ect: but if you realy want to have a quality exerience then get a guide for a day and fish with them. They can improve your odds quite a bit over going out and just plunking down somewhere and fishing. I have had many days where I have caught a ton of fish and turned around and came back and fished the same spot and got nada. I hate to say it but even when you think you have a good thing going you are at the mercy of the weather. Hope all pans out for you and you get those biggins!

Tunrevir~

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Team Otter

Getting the fish out of their comfort zone will be the key for you. Working your presentations well above the fish will get you a lot better end results (i.e. fish in your pail). For jiggin', Buckshot Rattle Spoons tipped with either a minnow head or eurolarvae is tough to beat. For dead-stickin', keep it simple and go with a small float, plain red hook and fathead minnow hooked through the back right under the dorsal fin. Also, a way to improve your odds is to use a 18 - 24" flurocarbon leader above your presentations.

Good luck!

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walleyecaber

Just want to repeat what i said earlyer wich was you folks here are a great help for guys like me that dont fish the big pond no more then 3 times in the winter do to the fact its a 6hr drive from where i live. The things you have told me here makes me feel i have a good and better chance of finding those eyes and trying out different rigs instead of just plan hook sinker rigs that ive used in the past on the pond.Dont get me wrong it works for us every time up there. Anyways thanks for all the great feedback and ideas. You guys have a great fishery and friendly people around that pond and on here my hats off to yea cool.gif

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