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Offline kpoorman1

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Favorite way to catch em
« on: Nov 22, 2022, 05:58 AM »
As we get closer and closer to that time here in the Northeast, what's your favorite species to target and favorite way to catch them?

I'll start - Rainbows and Browns jigging a small spoon tipped with a minnow or waxies. Nothin better than feeling those hits!
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Re: Favorite way to catch em
« Reply #1 on: Nov 22, 2022, 06:09 AM »
 Jigging Perch , walleyes , spoons and raps,  tipped
 Occasionally lakers , swim baits
 

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Re: Favorite way to catch em
« Reply #2 on: Nov 22, 2022, 06:18 AM »
I'm simple so I go with the easiest to catch, them crappies.

However, I probably say channel catfish is my most favorite to target.  Never know if I'm just catching some eaters of 16-18 inchers or hitting up some tanks of +28" and they will bite all day to all night depending on their work schedules.  ;D 

You can fish for them just like fishing for crappies or fish for them like you would like for walleyes.  Again depends on their work schedules.  ;D 

You bring the heavy gear and somedays they won't touch it.  You bring out the light gear and somedays it's all "ah my line broke!"  Depends on their work schedules.  ;)
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Re: Favorite way to catch em
« Reply #3 on: Nov 22, 2022, 06:25 AM »
Tipups of various settings for everything, with a range of live minnow sizes from 2" fatheads for perch and crappies to 4-8" shiners / suckers for pike and lakers. Occassionally will drop a dead whoile sardine on the bottom for pike.
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Re: Favorite way to catch em
« Reply #4 on: Nov 22, 2022, 06:28 AM »
Perch,perch and more perch, sometimes walleyes. Jigging with small jigs and spoons.
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Re: Favorite way to catch em
« Reply #5 on: Nov 22, 2022, 06:36 AM »
I mostly jig for bluegills in the winter. Occasionally I'll use spoons or plugs to go after bigger stuff, but the vast majority of the time it's just a little 2-3mm tungsten tipped with a bit of waxie.

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Re: Favorite way to catch em
« Reply #6 on: Nov 22, 2022, 07:02 AM »
Perch has traditionally been my favorite target species. There's much to like about these awesome predators. I jig both horizontal and vertical, spook-like jigs, rarely tipped, as I use my homemade jigging hooks (pimpelkrok) to trigger them instead. See photo. This season, I am actively going to target white perch and lakers as well, hoping I'll learn more about their patterns and lure/bait preferences. I can't wait to get out there.
 

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Re: Favorite way to catch em
« Reply #7 on: Nov 22, 2022, 09:27 AM »
sight fishing for big gills in clear water or deep jigging blades for perch

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Re: Favorite way to catch em
« Reply #8 on: Nov 22, 2022, 10:06 AM »
I like to jig for panfish and watch tip-ups for pike.throw in a few smelt fishing trips in the mix also.

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Re: Favorite way to catch em
« Reply #9 on: Nov 22, 2022, 01:31 PM »
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Re: Favorite way to catch em
« Reply #10 on: Nov 22, 2022, 01:55 PM »
Jigging rattlebaits, jigging raps and tiny spoons, for a mix of panfish, bass and various trout species, depending on the venue.

Flag lines set with dead bait (live bait banned here) for pike, and long shot at possible musky.
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Re: Favorite way to catch em
« Reply #11 on: Nov 22, 2022, 02:10 PM »
Jigging Kasty's at 40-50 feet for big Perch!

And jigging anything for shallow Bows-
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Re: Favorite way to catch em
« Reply #12 on: Nov 23, 2022, 05:19 AM »
I like jigging for pan fish.  I started making teardrop jigs years ago and rarely use anything else. Tipped with waxes or spikes, I've caught everything from perch to pike on them. Biggest problem I have is picking a color. They all latch fish one time or another.







They are deadly on monster perch.



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Re: Favorite way to catch em
« Reply #13 on: Nov 23, 2022, 05:57 AM »
I like jigging for pan fish.  I started making teardrop jigs years ago and rarely use anything else. Tipped with waxes or spikes, I've caught everything from perch to pike on them. Biggest problem I have is picking a color. They all latch fish one time or another.







They are deadly on monster perch.



Those look great. Nice job! They're not dissimilar to some of the ones I use from time to time. Do you ever use these under a jigging spoon with a 3-7" mono leader in between?
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Re: Favorite way to catch em
« Reply #14 on: Nov 24, 2022, 06:58 AM »
Jigging Chabby Darters for big predators is my favorite and very effective, but I love it all.

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Re: Favorite way to catch em
« Reply #15 on: Nov 24, 2022, 07:03 AM »
Fishing with small bait for small fish does nothing for me so my favorite are targeting big walleye and
burbot using jigging raps, jig and minnow or lipless rattle baits.

The only trout I'm really interested in ever catching or targeting is a mammoth lake trout.

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Re: Favorite way to catch em
« Reply #16 on: Nov 25, 2022, 07:41 AM »
Those look great. Nice job! They're not dissimilar to some of the ones I use from time to time. Do you ever use these under a jigging spoon with a 3-7" mono leader in between?
No. I haven't done that yet. Usually 1 jig. There are tones I will run a couple off stopper loops to give me more weight for deep perch.

 



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