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Title: perch jigs
Post by: tcool on Dec 27, 2007, 08:33 PM
this maybe a dumb question but what the best/ your favorite perch jig. im in no way an expert but usually catch fish. right now i have some dots and some other ones from bass pro. they seem brighter than any lure id us in open water. i usually fish with perch eyes or minnows
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Post by: flik n dip on Dec 27, 2007, 08:43 PM
for jiging swedish pimples. For bait I use small minows.
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Post by: MUNICH on Jan 01, 2008, 04:08 PM
When jigging for perch I like to use a vertical jig because they seem to be more attracted to it as crappie seem more attracted to a horizontal(talking about in which the direction if the hook point is facing. A variety of small jigs work great and my favorite thing is to tip with a mousie as the tails give a lot of action.
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Post by: baldy on Jan 03, 2008, 02:19 PM
my #1 is a pimple with a perch eye.

my #2 is a good ole 1" tube jig with smelly jelly.  no bait.
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Post by: firefighter on Jan 04, 2008, 02:05 PM
Small white Swedish pimple or northlands forage minnow in hologram/glow. Vertical jigging is best in my books with the aforementioned tipped with a perch eye, pork belly or small hunk of salted shiner.
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Post by: bigfoot697 on Jan 04, 2008, 03:43 PM
in real deep water[over 25 feet], i use a dropshot setup and any small glow jig with maggots or minnows. i let the rig touch bottom then pound it real hard stirring up the bottom. it seems to trigger the fish most of the time. when the perch are schooled and in a biting mood , just a plain gold aberdeen hook[ about size 8 ] will do the job.sinker on bottom and the jig about 6 inches from bottom. suspended perch are another story all together.
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Post by: panfishman13 on Jan 04, 2008, 10:02 PM
anything that glows tipped with a waxie
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Post by: tracker 1 on Jan 04, 2008, 10:12 PM
my #1 is a pimple with a perch eye.

my #2 is a good ole 1" tube jig with smelly jelly.  no bait.

 Hey Baldy I notice you live in Albuquerque, NM, I have an in law that lives there and i know he doesn't fish down there he comes to NY to fish.Were in the world do you fish, let alone ice fish.
Title: Re: perch jigs
Post by: Perchcrazy on Jan 08, 2008, 04:14 AM
When jigging for perch I like to use a vertical jig because they seem to be more attracted to it as crappie seem more attracted to a horizontal(talking about in which the direction if the hook point is facing. A variety of small jigs work great and my favorite thing is to tip with a mousie as the tails give a lot of action.
I agree a vertical jig of any kind and tip it with a waxie or an eyeball once you've landed a couple!  PC
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Post by: madmichael365 on Jan 08, 2008, 04:40 AM
my choice is a swedish pimple, or a small glow jig, either one as long as its tipped with a grub or two
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Post by: baldy on Jan 08, 2008, 01:23 PM
Hey Baldy I notice you live in Albuquerque, NM, I have an in law that lives there and i know he doesn't fish down there he comes to NY to fish.Were in the world do you fish, let alone ice fish.
tracker 1,
I mainly fly fish in the summer/spring/fall in small streams around here.  Closest is the Jemez drainage.  I do spend a lot of time in CO though as that is where I was born and raised.  Also boat in some of the lakes in southern NE.
For ice fishing in NM, we have a few lakes that freeze up regularly (Eagle Nest, Fenton, Heron).  I mainly Ice fish in Eagle Nest for perch.  I also take a few trips to CO each year to Ice Fish.
The water here is pretty scarce so I do what I can.  I love to fish and one day I'll get back to a state with water.
Nick
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Post by: bucketbass on Jan 09, 2008, 09:14 AM
have to say if im using spikes i like to use a rat finkee purple
out in deep water ill use a small pimple tipped w/perch eyes
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Post by: cleatus on Jan 13, 2008, 06:40 AM
Here's a cheep jig that works for me.Take a 1/2"long spinner blade and solder it to a long shank gold hook...attach perch eye and jig down off bottom not up.
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Post by: stilljiggn on Jan 13, 2008, 06:49 AM
           #1....  Maramooska  tip with two  waxies
           #2....  Forage minnow  bouncing off bottom 
           
Title: Re: perch jigs
Post by: rileyross on Feb 03, 2008, 11:19 AM
Size 2-3 sweedish pimple, if you go to size 3 or even size 4 it helps keep the smaller perch off your hook.
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Post by: Dull Hooks on Feb 05, 2008, 07:12 AM
Caty glo-jigs tipped with spikes or mousies. And a small jigging rap.Also the berkley gulp stuff isn't too shabby either.
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Post by: TheCrittaC on Jan 15, 2009, 05:19 PM
I like to use a Super Duper spoon with a perch eye or a maggot, real or artificial. If that's not working, I'll switch to the Pimple.
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Post by: big nor on Jan 28, 2009, 07:02 AM
A big forged minnow any color that glows cant beat em!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Bearsfan on Jan 28, 2009, 06:43 PM
I tie mine, pink and white always produce. Orange is my next choice.
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Post by: fiesty on Jan 29, 2009, 06:00 PM
bright demons from custom, big nasty looking heavy bibbits, whatever my wife is catching em on....
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Post by: Swift on Jan 29, 2009, 08:46 PM
Been doing fairly well with a Kodiak Pegasus spoon (love the clicking from the wings) with the thin tail end that's been cut off Gulp Alive Fish Fry this year. Usually a horizontal bait user, but whatever it takes. www.fishyum.com (http://www.fishyum.com)
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Post by: fatleroy on Feb 01, 2009, 09:20 AM
For years I have had the best luck with a half ounce bay de noc solid white pimple - with a chartreuse best tackle ditsi mitzi jig attached below - when attaching jig below I use a northlands stinger but I cut / snip the treble hook off and attach another little quick clip like the other end, bit of a process bending the clips and the expense but worth it for conveinience to change out the ditsi mitzi to a small green t-tot on cloudy overcast days.
Using the 1/2 oz. pimple allows for quick descent and flash attraction. Tipping ditsi mitzi with 1/2 mealworm to start until getting a perch eye. Now with the perch eye, when attaching take the eye and go through the back side where the vein / nerve hole is and centering through from of eyeball, less distortion to eye and slower release of fluids from eyeball membrane - bigger perch eye the better.     
Title: Re: perch jigs
Post by: btechvft70 on Feb 01, 2009, 01:20 PM
4mm fiskas gold w/ glow bead with 2 waxies or little atom micro nuggie
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Post by: Teeder Pole on Feb 01, 2009, 07:45 PM
My favourite is the smallest jigging rapala, in fire tiger or chartreuse. Approx 1" or so, I put an eye or piece of minnow meat on the tiny centre treble. I like them 'cuz it's easy to feel everything - even 30' down in a 30 KPH wind.

Teardrops are OK, but slow to get down and hard to feel well unless you're in a shack or there is no wind...


Tight Lines!
Title: Re: perch jigs
Post by: goony28 on Feb 02, 2009, 02:41 PM
Silver Swedish Pimple with spikes and perch eye :D
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Post by: fatleroy on Feb 04, 2009, 08:25 AM
I have to make a correction to my previous post, it is a Best Tackle mitzi ditzi - not ditsi mitzi. Stocked up on them a few years ago and haven't bought any for a while, at Pokeys Tackle shop yesterday, found them and now the correction.
Title: Re: perch jigs
Post by: fish_finder on Feb 04, 2009, 09:12 AM
A lot of jigs work well for perch but the best 3 ive found are forage minnow, genz worm and small swedish pimples,a lot of people swear by hali's and teardrops as well.
Title: Re: perch jigs
Post by: Trouty on Feb 06, 2009, 05:29 PM
I've been having great success using the forage minnow.  The swedish pimple not so much.  I'm going to downsize and try the pimple again.
Title: Re: perch jigs
Post by: i c on Feb 07, 2009, 12:31 PM
are people using the swedish pimple ataching the bait to the pimple on a single hook or just using the pimple to attract? what size pimple.
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Post by: Townie on Feb 07, 2009, 07:13 PM
1/64 horizontal livebait jig in lime/chartreuse (produced most jumbos for me) Cabelas stopped offering them(?)

1/16 Forage Minnow Spoon in Perch

#8 Forage Minnow Fry jig in Rainbow Trout in clear water
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Post by: duckman111 on Feb 08, 2009, 05:28 PM
buckshot rattle spoon tipped with piece of minnow. tried the eyes minnow worked better for me
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Post by: gray goose on Feb 15, 2009, 03:11 PM
pimple tip with eyes or fathead.
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Post by: REEL DeiL on Feb 16, 2009, 11:42 AM
i tried the jammin jigs tiger yesterday for perch and had great luck
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Post by: wi iceguy on Oct 03, 2009, 12:37 PM
I like to use a real small sewdish pimple, but other than that... anything that glows.
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Post by: jacksmelt71 on Oct 07, 2009, 07:00 AM
2in. pink and pearl tubes w/ a tiny strip of smelt or minnow for taste. small pink pimple w/ cutbait.
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Post by: lake snake on Oct 07, 2009, 02:56 PM
 Hali's tipped with a couple maggots.
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Post by: Ekruger01 on Oct 08, 2009, 04:59 PM
blue glow banana jig tipped with one waxie any more or bare they wouldnt bite it
ek
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Post by: kingfisher on Dec 14, 2009, 01:03 AM
MARMUSHKA JIG deadly on perch
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Post by: Bellybuster on Dec 14, 2009, 07:33 AM
I'm a little different than most when it comes to perchin. I use a 2 hook pickeral rig with a minnow on each hook. If the perch are there you'll be gettin doubles on a regular basis. I've had people tell me I can't catch fish on these that the wire will scare them away. When I take my kids I don't even get to fish, too busy takin fish off their hooks
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jrsports.ca%2Fcatalog%2Fl-pickeral-rigs%2Fpickeral-rig.jpg&hash=14818a3e74d004e9a39b976135583e0a)
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Post by: beechcomber on Dec 17, 2009, 09:10 AM
I fish fiskas,marmooska, genz worm.I usually fish the smaller jigs on 1 or 2lb line. I think I might be missing the boat (or hut) by not going to the larger, pimple, forage minnow type jigs. what do ya think?
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Post by: jasonmeekhof on Dec 17, 2009, 09:14 AM
I used those pickerel rigs when i was younger and caught a ton of perch on them. We called them crappie rigs, but they were identical. They always came with a big hook, like a #6 and real heavy line, like 20lb. I couldn't see using them now cause I am all in to finesse in my fishing, but if they worked then, I am sure they would work now.

Perch pounders are about the same thing, just without the wires. They have a fly on them tied to a #8 or so hook and are a little more subtle presentation. They worked great for a while too. Haven't used either in a few years, but you sparked my interest. Maybe I will rig up again with something like this!
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Post by: Woodsman on Dec 17, 2009, 01:55 PM
W2 or W3 jigging rap.
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Post by: slipperybob on Dec 22, 2009, 03:20 PM
Bro's bloodworm or a Hali Timanti w PB spikes or honey worms
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Post by: Waynesburgjay on Dec 29, 2009, 10:32 PM
small jigging rap, or small swedish pimple tipped with maggots
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Post by: Bareback Jack on Dec 30, 2009, 12:28 PM
I have more than one.
I like the Hali in perch glow w/maggots,Pink.orange and white pimple with maggots,Orange/white needle fish/w perch eye,Pink tube jig /w eye or waxies.
Many others that work form also.
BBJ
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Post by: FishingNy03 on Jan 21, 2010, 08:38 PM
i like using the small pimples and small jigging raps
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Post by: The Mole Hole on Jan 24, 2010, 04:23 PM
I'm a little different than most when it comes to perchin. I use a 2 hook pickeral rig with a minnow on each hook. If the perch are there you'll be gettin doubles on a regular basis. I've had people tell me I can't catch fish on these that the wire will scare them away. When I take my kids I don't even get to fish, too busy takin fish off their hooks
(http://www.jrsports.ca/catalog/l-pickeral-rigs/pickeral-rig.jpg)

My typical summer perch rig.  Never thought of using through the ice.
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Post by: Jigmup on Jan 27, 2010, 09:41 AM
small pimples, small raps, marmooskas, and anything nils master makes. Always tip with minnow head.
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Post by: troutaddict33 on Jan 27, 2010, 09:48 AM
NO SUCH THING as one best jig. You need all different colors and sizes and switch till you find what they want that day. It depends on the lake, the day, and the time of day. Sometime they'll want a bigge chartruese islander in the morning and switch to hitting 1/32 oz zebra striped jigs. I like dark jigs with bright bottoms. Flies as well are a good choice. I don't use the real heavy jigs like halis and pimples much anymore for perch.
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Post by: C-Bisket on Jan 28, 2010, 12:22 AM
Bottom line (IMO) everything mentioned here will work just fine - and Iíve tried most - but currently Iím using the Hali Jigs this year - I just bought a couple dozen of the Kodiak (less expensive than Hali) and a better (stronger) chain - and the Buckshot jigs - goiní to give them a try this year ... I just mixed it up with the standard colors - gold, perch, and clown, etc. (Clown is my confidence color - but we all have one) ... so what I didnít see mentioned here that I swear by, and Iíve been using it for years .(both open and especially hard water) ... itís the ďBerkley Power Bait scent attractantĒ in the squeeze bottle ... this stuff will out fish a guy sitting right next to me every time (hands down) using the same bait / lure rig color etc. ... Iím not much into the voodoo advertizing and gimmicks ... but I do use the ju-ju of the Berkley scent almost every time Iím pan fishing ... if I donít have it with me - I feel like Iím severely handicapping myself (like fishing with one hand behind my back) - and giving the fish the upper hand ... I feel like the fish are definitely more active using it - and stay active for a longer period of time - when without it sometimes it seems like the bite just falls off real quick after two or three fish ... for the $3 to $5 it runs to always have it on hand - whatís it really cost you - maybe the same as a dozen - dozen and a half minnows basically ... I assure you - it wonít lesson the amount of bites you get ... itís a worthy investment - keep it in your pocket so it stays flowing in the cold ... it's a must have item!
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Post by: bigmike7272 on Jan 28, 2010, 09:54 AM
blue and silver size 1 swedish pimple tipped with waxies
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Post by: alfredo on Jan 27, 2014, 10:22 AM
 ???what size line do you guys use for jigging the rapalas and pimples and do you swivel and leader or just a snap lock.  Thanks
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Post by: HuntHard on Jan 27, 2014, 10:23 AM
PK FLutterfish Copper w/ Red Eye
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Post by: Super-ice-bird on Jan 28, 2014, 01:13 AM
For big perch I like the northland buckshot spoon, perch color tipped with small minnow. For lakes that I can't use minnows. I like the very small northland live forage minnow jig, perch color tipped with wax worm. I am also very fond of any of the "eyed" micro jigs that JB lures offers.
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Post by: kpd145 on Feb 07, 2014, 10:25 PM
#3 silver prism pimple tipped with spikes

green and silver hali, gold single hook tipped with spikes

Fire tiger Rapala jig spikes on bottom treble

Glow jig with live shiner
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Post by: icefishnrancher on Feb 07, 2014, 10:40 PM
i like these, both gold and silver work, wax worm or minnow head
http://www.landbigfish.com/Hildebrandt/Hildebrandt-Flicker-Spinner.cfm
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Post by: icefishdoug on Feb 28, 2014, 02:35 PM
slab grabbers..hands down
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Post by: lostman on Apr 03, 2014, 05:20 PM
smallest size jigging rap in firetiger!

if they are really picky ive got a ton of tiny vertical jigs in red w/ glow back and a minnowhead or perch eye
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Post by: don519 on Mar 03, 2016, 05:02 PM
Small raps
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Post by: slippery1 on Mar 03, 2016, 08:48 PM
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1377.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fah49%2Fwyrawlings%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2FIMG_20160205_164418118_zpsc57dpi2g_edit_1457059487118_zps7ywfki4e.jpg&hash=c51c6746cb64a4abca22c9a6e763da7a) (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/wyrawlings/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160205_164418118_zpsc57dpi2g_edit_1457059487118_zps7ywfki4e.jpg.html)
Slinder spoons all the way..
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Post by: 716perchslayer on Jan 24, 2019, 07:25 PM
Ants are my go to. Havenít taken off the same glow ant yet this season
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Post by: monkeyman2269 on Jan 26, 2019, 11:25 PM
Smallest jigging rap
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Post by: sr on Nov 13, 2019, 12:02 PM
I use mostly mormyshka jig with magots or wax worms. Works perfect to me
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Post by: Seamonkey84 on Nov 13, 2019, 06:19 PM
Vmc rattle spoon, chubby darter, slender or flutter spoon.
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Post by: Sylvanboat on Nov 13, 2019, 06:31 PM
Everything above is great advice.  The perch will tell you what they want.  So unfortunately (or fortunately) you need to buy it all (and more) until your perch tell you what they want want - and that is only Today.
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Post by: happyheber on Nov 14, 2019, 08:29 AM
I go to whats called a gazillia made by Maniac custum lures. In glow orange with a vertigo glow jig. It's my number one perch getter.
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Post by: Champlain Islander on Nov 19, 2019, 09:07 AM
I use what is locally called a bibbit on Northern lake Champlain in Vermont. Basically it is a small chunk of painted lead with a hook. They look like a small J shape and are often about the size of a cashew nut. The barb is cut off and when reeling the fish up a simple dunk in the bucket or on the ice releases them. Most have a base color of white with accents in chartreuse or hot orange as being most common. They are fairly heavy and go to the bottom quickly. Vertical jig them in the lower 1 to 3 ft of the water column and the strike is pretty easy to detect. Once you get on a school of good fish they will hit it almost as fast as it gets back down. 

(https://i.postimg.cc/vcV5qjHs/ice-bibbit.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
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Post by: SLAYERFISH on Nov 20, 2019, 11:12 AM
I've caught Thousands of nice perch on 1/8 oz. kastmasters. Often Chrome/ green.
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Post by: Ice_Fly_Guy on Nov 20, 2019, 12:26 PM
My go-to is a bloodworm imitation fly that I tie myself.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Nov 20, 2019, 03:01 PM
I've caught Thousands of nice perch on 1/8 oz. kastmasters. Often Chrome/ green.
1/8 Gold /green
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Post by: esox_xtm on Nov 20, 2019, 07:45 PM
These were "must haves" on Winnie back in the day:

(https://i.postimg.cc/T1x8w2VN/Mini-Hawgers.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

Especially the Org/Blk dots...
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Post by: Baetis62 on Nov 20, 2019, 08:33 PM
1/8 Gold /green
Ive had luck with a few of the smaller Kasty's  When its a good bite my favorite is hanging an eye or a chunk of skin from the last fish.  Gets it up and back down quick.  Durable.   First keeper can sometimes be tough with a Spike or Waxie.  Seems easier for me to get things kicked off with a Shucks or a Moosh and then switch it up when they are "focused".
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Post by: happyheber on Nov 20, 2019, 10:22 PM
My go-to is a bloodworm imitation fly that I tie myself.
can we see a pic        please...ÖÖ.
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Post by: river_scum on Nov 25, 2019, 06:07 AM
jigging rap or puddle jumper plastis for when they like it horizontal.  kastmaster, pimple, or jig worm for the vertical maneuvers.

what kind of tape measure is that? lol
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Post by: Snitch#8 on Nov 25, 2019, 04:48 PM
3in. Hali's or small pimple or a "Jacks".  Anyone of them is killer on Saginaw Bay.