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Offline beershanty

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Re: Favorite technique when the bite gets slowwwwww.
« Reply #30 on: Feb 12, 2017, 08:04 PM »
Drink beers, lots of them
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Re: Favorite technique when the bite gets slowwwwww.
« Reply #31 on: Nov 16, 2017, 10:03 AM »
Drop all my flags to the very bottom, reduce hook and bait size. Keep everything as natural as can be.

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Re: Favorite technique when the bite gets slowwwwww.
« Reply #32 on: Nov 29, 2017, 12:34 PM »
fish are biting somehwere.  drill drill drill .
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Re: Favorite technique when the bite gets slowwwwww.
« Reply #33 on: Dec 09, 2017, 12:54 AM »
Cold fronts can be tough, I am not sure if they have the same effect in winter but in the summer they can make for very tough fishing. With a bad cold front we usually move a little deeper and our presentation remains still for at least 5-10 minutes without moving it at all, if you move it as they come toward the bait they turn and swim away. 

I always use a float when ice fishing and have used underwater cameras in the past to watch walleye behavior.  When the bite is slow a walleye may have to inhale the bait sometimes 3-4 times to actually get it in enough to set the hook, this is where a float comes in handy. We will usually leave a jig and minnow right on the bottom in a slow bite with the float rigged in a stand up mode when the lure is taken. I have used a phelps floater on a short line lindy rig to when it is slow as they can inhale these easier than anything.

In the winter I usually only fish lakes I have fished in the summer and with GPS points I have a pretty good idea of the structure in the lake and where I am going first. With the exception of late winter/early spring fishing I will always head to mid lake humps first. I have found it does concentrate the fish and the best ones will have deep water, weeds, rocks, sand and sometimes even a nice inside turn.

It can be tough sometime finding biters in the winter, but like it has been mentioned before they are biting somewhere, if you know the lake well, hit your hotspots and you will get a few.

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Re: Favorite technique when the bite gets slowwwwww.
« Reply #34 on: Jan 12, 2018, 08:44 AM »
A "factory re-bait" on my deadstick crawlers.  Fresh, moving bait gets more strikes.
   
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Offline Kobey

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Re: Favorite technique when the bite gets slowwwwww.
« Reply #35 on: Jan 12, 2018, 04:59 PM »
I usually take a walk to visit some other fishermen.  Being far enough away that I can just see a flag usually does the trick, especially if it's a slippery or slushy walk back.  If that doesn't work, I walk in circles mumbling, "Come on, just one fish, that's all I want, just one fish".

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Re: Favorite technique when the bite gets slowwwwww.
« Reply #36 on: Jan 12, 2018, 05:04 PM »
I usually take a walk to visit some other fishermen.  Being far enough away that I can just see a flag usually does the trick, especially if it's a slippery or slushy walk back.  If that doesn't work, I walk in circles mumbling, "Come on, just one fish, that's all I want, just one fish".

Oh!  Thanks for the reminder.  Our family also uses the Ernie fish call.

   
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Re: Favorite technique when the bite gets slowwwwww.
« Reply #37 on: Jan 12, 2018, 05:09 PM »
I put my gloves back on. Works pretty well.

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Re: Favorite technique when the bite gets slowwwwww.
« Reply #38 on: Jan 12, 2018, 05:13 PM »
that video kills me every time :)

Offline Kobey

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Re: Favorite technique when the bite gets slowwwwww.
« Reply #39 on: Jan 12, 2018, 05:26 PM »
Ha Ha, I'm guilty of that one too. ;D

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Re: Favorite technique when the bite gets slowwwwww.
« Reply #40 on: Jan 21, 2018, 07:46 PM »
Agree w DAPOS: get a camera.  You will be surprised what really goes on down there.

 



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