Ole Reliable, Ice Fishing Lure

MicLee

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What is your go-to ice fishing lure? The one you use when the bite is tough, when nothing else is working, when you just need to out something, ANYTHING, topside.

Mine is pretty simple, I typically go to a small jig and a minnow head.
 


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I dead stick a pink hook with a lively med sized minnow on it. Seems to always get a bite when nothing else is working.
 

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I started using Bink's spoons last year and pretty much stuck with those. The wife mostly stuck with the hot pink PK.
 


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Spoon and medium sized minnow under a foam bobber, while I drink a cold one and leave it the hell alone.
 

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Small hook in a big minnow with a weight about a foot above the hook. I vary the depth from right on the bottom to r or ft off the bottom.
 

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The smallest Lindy Rattlin Flyer spoon they make, but with an upsized treble to better hold a minnow head and hook whatever is down there.

On my deadstick. for several years now I have used a small gold Kastmaster spoon with the treble removed and and a 3-inch dropper to a plain hook. Super simple and effective.
 


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The smallest Lindy Rattlin Flyer spoon they make, but with an upsized treble to better hold a minnow head and hook whatever is down there.

On my deadstick. for several years now I have used a small gold Kastmaster spoon with the treble removed and and a 3-inch dropper to a plain hook. Super simple and effective.
I did this with a Lindy glow spoon last year. The fish wanted nothing to do with it.
 

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Small hook in a big minnow with a weight about a foot above the hook. I vary the depth from right on the bottom to r or ft off the bottom.
This ^

It’s either that or I crank up the reaction bite with a jigging rap or ripping rap.
 

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Yes, I'll keep changing up my one jigging pole in the shack and have my other dead sticks set like I mentioned varying the bottom height on them.
 


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Perch pink/red/ gold Hali jig with drop chain
Walleye large silver/gold Swedish pimple with holographic
Northern Norwegian smelt hook
 

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