Author Topic: Garaged Ice Fishing Lures  (Read 9630 times)

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Garaged Ice Fishing Lures
« on: Jul 22, 2010, 02:39 AM »
Here are the garaged ice fishing lures that had brought me a lot of success last year.  I talked about the fairy wings addition to the buckshots or spoons here and there.  Now I've got photos to show them.


This is more like a slow type of lure.  Only a slight down tap to make the fairy wings flutter on it.


Can be fished somewhat aggressive, but finesse it really the key to these modifications.  I've snipped the front hook, just my preference, and added a treble to the rear.  I crimped the regular hook around the the treble and the treble is held up by a glow rubber bead.  Color matching hackle feathers is just a nice touch with a bit of mylar.


Straight forward removal of split rings and tie direct with Fireline.  Hook set is big huge improvement.


Just fun to make a doodlebug dance with fairy wings.


Fairy wings added to these spoons and fished with a finesse style of tip tap down.  The flap of the fairy wings really calls the fish in.  Metal on metal vibrations can work at some of the tough bite periods.


These modifications to the buckshots has made them really noisy lures.  I was able to call in catfish from the deep to hammer these lures.

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ThoH!  Should've put this in the Jigging subforums...Mod please move thanks.

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Re: Garaged Ice Fishing Lures
« Reply #1 on: Jul 22, 2010, 09:26 PM »
We love to tinker around here! Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Garaged Ice Fishing Lures
« Reply #2 on: Jul 22, 2010, 10:13 PM »
Great Looking lures Slipperybob... will have to make a few for my box this summer.. esp on the buckshots ;D

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Re: Garaged Ice Fishing Lures
« Reply #3 on: Jul 23, 2010, 04:21 AM »
I moved this here per slipperybobs request.

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Re: Garaged Ice Fishing Lures
« Reply #4 on: Jul 23, 2010, 04:30 AM »
Thanks HIMO,

and all who looks at this.

I'll keep tinkering with normal lures as since sometimes the hot lures becomes the normal lures everybody uses and a little change keeps it hot.

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Re: Garaged Ice Fishing Lures
« Reply #5 on: Jul 27, 2010, 06:15 AM »
A few more simple design with various blades.


Formerly plain Thingamajigs, but now with swapped out components.  While I like how the plain Thingamajigs worked, they simply didn't have enough fish calling power.  The blades added the missing action needed to get the job done.


A Hexi Fly with fairy wings.  A Forage Minnow Spoon with fairy wings.  An Eye Dropper Spoon with kicker tails.  There's just something about having those flickering blades that makes a fish hit it with more aggression vs it's plain original design.

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Re: Garaged Ice Fishing Lures
« Reply #6 on: Jul 27, 2010, 05:39 PM »
Spinner blades are cheap as dirt, there is no reason I can think of not to try this. :thumbsup: Jann's Netcraft has the itty bitty sizes. Becareful with netcraft though, that site can spawn a hobby more addictive than Marlboros!

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Re: Garaged Ice Fishing Lures
« Reply #7 on: Jul 27, 2010, 10:42 PM »
Love em. Actually bought one at a bait shop with the blades on it (paid way too much for it) but I definitely caught fish, even when the spikes were taken from it.

Only problem with ordering blades is that the wife is home all day and she gets the mail. lol

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Re: Garaged Ice Fishing Lures
« Reply #8 on: Sep 29, 2010, 01:59 AM »
A another twisted idea.  ;D



To be tested this upcoming ice season.

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Re: Garaged Ice Fishing Lures
« Reply #9 on: Sep 29, 2010, 02:01 AM »
Sweeeet Pimple Sickness



Trying to up my pimple problems...catching more and more fish.

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Re: Garaged Ice Fishing Lures
« Reply #10 on: Dec 08, 2010, 03:59 PM »
I think, I'm done making some pre modification to the Northland Live Forage Ice Lures.


Fish Fry Minnow Trap: w splitrings and red treble hook, splitring-swivel-splitring chaing to tailspin blade and red hook, big bulging epoxy eyes.



Fish Fry Minnow Spoon and Moxie Minnows: big bulging epoxy eyes, swivel on splitrings

Gosh, they look really convincing to me now...will I convince a fish to bite it?  We'll see.... ;D

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Re: Garaged Ice Fishing Lures
« Reply #11 on: Dec 08, 2010, 04:06 PM »
Gotta show some love for the Salmo Chubby Darter too.  Now with epoxy eyes to also improve their more convincing life like look.  LOL's


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Re: Garaged Ice Fishing Lures
« Reply #12 on: Dec 08, 2010, 11:54 PM »
where are you getting these epoxy eyes? im starting to like the look of that.. at firt i was asking myself why you would mess with the forage jig cause they look great but then, i looked at mine and im thinking i want to steal your idea!

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Re: Garaged Ice Fishing Lures
« Reply #13 on: Dec 09, 2010, 12:59 AM »
I was gonna order some eyes from Jannsnetcraft but went out on a ledge and decided to order some from tacklewarhouse instead.  Since they're epoxy eyes, they don't conform to anything else but a flat surface.  There may be some spacing on an uneven surface so I've applied a little fly head cement.  That's what I have, should hold it for the season.  If not, I will go super glue or expoxy to hold it.

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Re: Garaged Ice Fishing Lures
« Reply #14 on: Dec 14, 2010, 08:14 PM »
they are cool i do things like that on my plastics for bass fishing

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Re: Garaged Ice Fishing Lures
« Reply #15 on: Dec 20, 2010, 02:13 AM »
Nothing but slush everywhere, sooo...back to lure doctoring


Trying out a different modification.  I've added some flutter wings to the dorsal of the glow perch trap lure.  Only tank tested and the hooks don't hang so there's a potential for it.



Just adding epoxy eyes to the Phoebe spoon and Sidewinder spoon.  The silver chartruese Sidewinder spoon has a red treble hook one size down (#14) hook for fishing for smelt.

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Re: Garaged Ice Fishing Lures
« Reply #16 on: Dec 20, 2010, 10:15 AM »
outstanding! pimping out a pimple, i'm going to try it out and it makes sense on a buckshot noisy lure i like it

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Re: Garaged Ice Fishing Lures
« Reply #17 on: Dec 22, 2010, 05:56 AM »
Good lookin mods, slipperybob. I was hopin you could give us a report on how the "new" lures are workin this season.


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Re: Garaged Ice Fishing Lures
« Reply #18 on: Dec 22, 2010, 06:50 AM »
Definitely will do.  I've got plans on fishing on New Year's Weekend.  ;D  They're gonna get some real test.

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Re: Garaged Ice Fishing Lures
« Reply #19 on: Dec 22, 2010, 09:03 AM »
I do this with big water lures all summer long on lake Erie. Never even occurred to me to do this with my ice lures! Looks like I'm going to the store today to get ready for the day after Xmas family ice tournament ;).

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Re: Garaged Ice Fishing Lures
« Reply #20 on: Dec 26, 2010, 02:09 PM »
how are you attaching the treble to the back?

Looks grate btw

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Re: Garaged Ice Fishing Lures
« Reply #21 on: Dec 26, 2010, 02:22 PM »
how are you attaching the treble to the back?

Looks grate btw

If you're referring to this lure:


It's just camera angle.  The treble is not attached to back at all.  It's attached to the bottom.  Lure is just propped and leaning on treble.

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Re: Garaged Ice Fishing Lures
« Reply #22 on: Dec 06, 2011, 04:54 AM »
I think, I'm done making some pre modification to the Northland Live Forage Ice Lures.

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Fish Fry Minnow Trap: w splitrings and red treble hook, splitring-swivel-splitring chaing to tailspin blade and red hook, big bulging epoxy eyes.

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Fish Fry Minnow Spoon and Moxie Minnows: big bulging epoxy eyes, swivel on splitrings

Gosh, they look really convincing to me now...will I convince a fish to bite it?  We'll see.... ;D

I guess a recap of last season's tests is in order.

The most disappointing lure was the Live Forage Traps.  I couldn't not dial in on the proper action of the lure.  Too slow and you get nothing.  Fast snaps/lifts and they merely only scare away the fish as well as tangle up your line.  The modified lure with the tail spin blade did a much better job of attracting fish and actually getting them to bite the lure.  The hook up was lousy as since the bites were rather light.  I'm guessing it's all about the little tail spinner.

The Moxie Minnows were the best producers of the Live Forage lures.  They caught fish when I least expected them to.

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Re: Garaged Ice Fishing Lures
« Reply #23 on: Dec 06, 2011, 12:08 PM »
where did you find the large eye red hooks??? i cant seem to find the single hooks with a large enough eye for split rings at all, let alone in red!

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Re: Garaged Ice Fishing Lures
« Reply #24 on: Dec 06, 2011, 01:22 PM »
where did you find the large eye red hooks??? i cant seem to find the single hooks with a large enough eye for split rings at all, let alone in red!

That hook came from some other lure package.

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Re: Garaged Ice Fishing Lures
« Reply #25 on: Dec 06, 2011, 07:28 PM »
booooo, i thought i found someone who knew a secret supplier.. thx anyways slippery, and again.. nice work

ps- my live forage lures havent impressed me either, so yeah, its not just you... they are not putting off the right vibrations or something

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Re: Garaged Ice Fishing Lures
« Reply #26 on: Dec 06, 2011, 11:39 PM »
I didn't have much success with any of the live forage lures except for the moxie minnow either. One thing I didn't like is the fact that they didn't list the weight on any of the packaging, so I have a couple of live forage minnows that are a lil too heavy for my walleye rods now. And while I haven't fished any of these on a "hot" bite too truly find out how well they work...I too am a little dissapointed as most of the time I'd use em the fish would come in and have a look, then leave. And that minnow trap didn't call in diddly squat for me at all. They might work on extremely aggressive fish, but I'm not gonna take of something that is already producing fish for me just to try em out.

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Re: Garaged Ice Fishing Lures
« Reply #27 on: Dec 08, 2011, 06:52 PM »
wow loads of nice ideas thanks guys

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Re: Garaged Ice Fishing Lures
« Reply #28 on: Dec 08, 2011, 07:09 PM »
well i found out what hooks have large eyes to support slit rings and fairy wings... i have been searching for the better part of a year and searched every hook selling website out there,.,. i called manufacturers and asked bait shop workers.. guess where i found the info at finally.. on ice shanty, go freaking figure, my answer was hiding on like page 8 of the jig making section lol here is the hook number, i found them in a variety of sizes on janns,

3366A large ringed eye sproat hook

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Re: Garaged Ice Fishing Lures
« Reply #29 on: Dec 08, 2011, 11:56 PM »
LOL, now that you mentioned it, I have to try to keep that in mind when I should ever need some myself.  ;)

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