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icebucketjohn

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Mousies for bait
« on: Jan 16, 2010, 09:05 AM »
A local Ohio bait shop is now carrying "Mousies" for ice fishing.  I've never used them and could use a little advise on how to hook them on a pin-min in order to keep the bugger's tail wiggling.

What are your successes with them in comparison to maggots, waxies, mealies?
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Re: Mousies for bait
« Reply #1 on: Jan 16, 2010, 09:11 AM »
mousies are easier for the fish to get off the hook, I prefer spikes, or wax worms for bigger jigs.

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Re: Mousies for bait
« Reply #2 on: Jan 16, 2010, 09:31 AM »
Mousies are my preferred bait for perch, I buy them in bulk 1000 lots for my winter supply. I also cary spikes and waxies when one quits working I give them a change up.
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Re: Mousies for bait
« Reply #3 on: Jan 16, 2010, 09:55 AM »
My dad and me almost always fish with mousies. I just hook them through the side and let the tail hang down. I love convincing my friends that have never seen them that they are baby mice.

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Re: Mousies for bait
« Reply #4 on: Jan 16, 2010, 10:13 AM »
Baby Mice !!!!

I love using them, but the local bait shop said they were not getting any this year due to the high cost.....that stinks......guess I can order some from Ebay.....there are a few bait dealers on there.......

mousies work great......that little tail dangling down works wonders.....I have caught all types of fish when I tip an ice jig with them........
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Re: Mousies for bait
« Reply #5 on: Jan 16, 2010, 10:25 AM »
I bring mousies, waxies,  red and white spikes, chubs, and minnows every time i hit the ice.  I'm always prepared where every I go.  Like a boy scout!!!         If they aint bitting, its always key to changing it up.  Mousies are a great bait to have in your arsenal.


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Re: Mousies for bait
« Reply #6 on: Jan 16, 2010, 10:51 AM »
How should they be stored? In a fridge?  What temps? 
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Re: Mousies for bait
« Reply #7 on: Jan 16, 2010, 12:08 PM »
my favorite for all pan fish! when they dont work i use spikes or vise versa. i find that the mousies seem to live longer than the sikes too i just keep my in the fridge and they seem to live just fine!
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Re: Mousies for bait
« Reply #8 on: Jan 16, 2010, 01:27 PM »
Love mousies.   You always know which end to hook!   ;D
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Re: Mousies for bait
« Reply #9 on: Jan 17, 2010, 05:40 PM »
mousies work great for gills try using Krazy dust on em makes a diffrence

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Re: Mousies for bait
« Reply #10 on: Jan 17, 2010, 05:47 PM »
i have never even heard of mousees before I started coming here, now I love them.  Around me everyone uses minnows, so its hard to get bugs of any kind so I had to order mine online.  Yesterday the CO was checking guys and we got talking and he asked to see my fish, when I showed him he was blown away at the size of perch I was catch as opposed to everyone else, he was even more suprised to find out that I didn't have a minnow bucket with me.  He asked what I was using and when I showed him he had no idea what they were.

From here on out I will alway have a puck filled with mousees.  I need to get a order in for some spikes yet too so I can have both.

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Re: Mousies for bait
« Reply #11 on: Jan 18, 2010, 07:18 AM »
I'm going to try some beside my wax worms and see what happens.

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Re: Mousies for bait
« Reply #12 on: Jan 18, 2010, 01:13 PM »
A local Ohio bait shop is now carrying "Mousies" for ice fishing.  I've never used them and could use a little advise on how to hook them on a pin-min in order to keep the bugger's tail wiggling.

What are your successes with them in comparison to maggots, waxies, mealies?
love the critters!! :thumbsup:don't worry about keeping them alive on the hook cause the tail moves when you jig'em.easy to keep alive in fridge,i usually put them in the butter drawer so they don't get to cold.wife hates it though  :%$#!: :whistle:

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Re: Mousies for bait
« Reply #13 on: Jan 18, 2010, 06:18 PM »
one of my favorites..alternate between them and spikes most days

 

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