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Paul D.
02-14-2005, 08:03 PM
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We have been having some sucess jigging crappie thru the ice at night with Lanterns and submersable lights. The problem is that the electronics show fish from the bottom (25ft) up to about 16' ft down almost all the time , but the bite is very sporatic. It is frustraiting to see fish swim up to the level of the offering but not take it. The most sucess has come on micro glow jigs tipped with maggots.
We tried the following with no better results:
Larger brighter glow jigs.
Jigs tipped with small shinners (which I thought would be the best) .
Larger swim type jigs tipped with smelt chunks.
Varried jigging speeds and depths.

Any suggestions welcomed. The sad part is that we are looseing the ice fast and I will have to wait another season to experiment more on these cold water bites.

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herb
02-14-2005, 10:51 PM
Jigging spoons like the Northland Forage minnow and Swedish Pimples work quite well. Tipped with a minnow head.
Little Mics and Little Cecils are some other good lures.

Paul D.
02-15-2005, 06:11 PM
Jigging spoons like the Northland Forage minnow and Swedish Pimples work quite well. Tipped with a minnow head.
Little Mics and Little Cecils are some other good lures.

Tried the forage minnow tipped with a peice of smelt for a bit. It definitly brought in the fish, but they were reluctant to strike. Thank you for the reply. I glued some rattles to some forage minows and they seem to work even better.