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    Default Ice fishing for the first time

    I am new to Ice fishing. When ice fishing for the first time, what is the best lure/bait to try first?

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    A lot of guys jig various colors and jig heads. Chartreuse and white are good go to colors any time of the year.
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    No opportunity down this way to ice fish. Although from what I have seen it does look like lots of fun. YouTube is a good resource for tactics and lure choices
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    If you're using a jigging rod, I'd be looking as some sort of horizontal jig with live bait, like 2-3 spikes or a wax worm or 2. Minnows if using a trap or tip-up. If you can use more than one line, jigging in one hole with a minnow with some sort of float or indicator on another rod in the hole a couple of feet to the side of your jigging hole. This is often called a "dead stick" rod.
    Yes, I was talking to myself; sometimes even I have to ask for expert advice.

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