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Offline IcePirateJace

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Lures that don't work
« on: Sep 22, 2017, 10:34 AM »
I was reading a post about someone buying a bunch of jigging raps and thought how I can't catch fish with one. I know that it is a staple ice fishing lure but I cannot seem to make them work. Maybe I don't fish it right or pick the wrong colors but I have almost giving up on it. What are some of the other popular lures that don't work for you? I have a buddy that never catches anything with chubby darters but that one works for me.

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Re: Lures that don't work
« Reply #1 on: Sep 22, 2017, 10:46 AM »
Lindy darters have never worked for me. Been fishing right next to my wife and she was hauling them in and I could not get a bite. Was out fished 5 to 0 till I switch to my live target lure.

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Re: Lures that don't work
« Reply #2 on: Sep 22, 2017, 10:59 AM »
I had no luck with HD ice lures, looks amazing but no love for me.

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Re: Lures that don't work
« Reply #3 on: Sep 22, 2017, 11:06 AM »
If it's tied on my line, it probably isn't gonna catch fish :/

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Re: Lures that don't work
« Reply #4 on: Sep 22, 2017, 12:18 PM »
salmo chubby darter for me.supposed to be a speck killer with the the smallest size that looks like a fathead minnow.fish are scared of the dang thing and scatter on my vex screen.

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Re: Lures that don't work
« Reply #5 on: Sep 22, 2017, 12:56 PM »
Not what I wanted to hear about the Chubby Darter - that was one of the lures I wanted to try.  Will still give it a go - hopefully will have some good news!
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Re: Lures that don't work
« Reply #6 on: Sep 22, 2017, 02:26 PM »
Not what I wanted to hear about the Chubby Darter - that was one of the lures I wanted to try.  Will still give it a go - hopefully will have some good news!

I have had good luck with the chubby darter. I am sure you will hear of a lot of people with success with it as its a classic ice lure but sometimes it just isn't for everyone.

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Re: Lures that don't work
« Reply #7 on: Sep 22, 2017, 03:05 PM »
I too have never caught anything with a jigging rap. I've had lots of luck with the chubby darter though, I always have a rod with one tied on, another with a Vmc rattle spoon or a custome jigs flutter spoon.

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Re: Lures that don't work
« Reply #8 on: Sep 22, 2017, 03:32 PM »
I have not caught a fish with either the jigging rap nor chubby darter as well. I use them them to bring fish in and then hit them with the slender spoon and tungsten jigs

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Re: Lures that don't work
« Reply #9 on: Sep 22, 2017, 04:36 PM »
Perch talker.
Atleast for me.
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Re: Lures that don't work
« Reply #10 on: Sep 22, 2017, 04:41 PM »
I've had some really good luck with chubby darters and raps. However, I've seemed to find that they are for when the bite is a touch more agressive. When the bite is agressive I've had just has good a luck with a spoon.

The only thing I haven't caught anything on is a perch talker.

Overall I'd have to say a lead head with a back hooked minnow always seems to work.

Offline Dakota-Lew

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Re: Lures that don't work
« Reply #11 on: Sep 22, 2017, 05:26 PM »
yea perch talkers, i have caught some with it, but a waste of time to others. Always tangled up too while sending it down.

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Re: Lures that don't work
« Reply #12 on: Sep 22, 2017, 11:06 PM »
I've had good luck with jigging raps/shad raps, salmon chubby darters, and rattle traps.  The worst piece of junk waste of money and waste of space out there is clam's psycho shad.  Not enough weight to jig them properly.  Terrible action.  Looks pretty though...but I hate them.

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Re: Lures that don't work
« Reply #13 on: Sep 23, 2017, 12:29 AM »
+1 on the jiggin rap. Nice to know it's just not me.

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Re: Lures that don't work
« Reply #14 on: Sep 23, 2017, 06:25 AM »
Perch talker for me. Try different ones and still they dont work.
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Re: Lures that don't work
« Reply #15 on: Sep 23, 2017, 10:20 AM »
The Northland Live Forage stuff..the ones that look like actual fish.

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Re: Lures that don't work
« Reply #16 on: Sep 23, 2017, 10:29 AM »
pk lures, all of them. 

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Re: Lures that don't work
« Reply #17 on: Sep 23, 2017, 11:53 AM »
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Re: Lures that don't work
« Reply #18 on: Sep 23, 2017, 11:56 AM »
Buckshot spoons, PK spoons, chubby darter. :P
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Re: Lures that don't work
« Reply #19 on: Sep 23, 2017, 05:32 PM »
I have the least luck with Jigging Rapala's. I keep trying them season after season & I bet I've only caught a handful of fish with them over the years.

On the other hand.....PK has been very good to me the past few seasons !!
        

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Re: Lures that don't work
« Reply #20 on: Sep 23, 2017, 07:44 PM »
Always try the latest and greatest. Always go back to what worked last year. Go with the tried and true.

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Re: Lures that don't work
« Reply #21 on: Sep 24, 2017, 02:02 AM »

3.5 lb cutthroat on a jiggin rap:





You just never know.  Two zeroes for me are crippled herring and chubby darter.

I also seem to try the latest thing and then catch fish on old standards.  And I buy lures that attract fishermen.   :P
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Re: Lures that don't work
« Reply #22 on: Sep 24, 2017, 05:17 AM »
If it's tied on my line, it probably isn't gonna catch fish :/
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Re: Lures that don't work
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Re: Lures that don't work
« Reply #24 on: Sep 24, 2017, 07:58 PM »
pk lures, all of them.

Really? 
Flutter fish works great on champlain.
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Re: Lures that don't work
« Reply #25 on: Sep 24, 2017, 09:05 PM »
 yep, they just did a great job of marketing.

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Re: Lures that don't work
« Reply #26 on: Sep 24, 2017, 09:20 PM »
a lot of times it's not what's tied on but how you work it once you get fish on the flasher bring it up and make them come up and chase the lure I do really well with the raps on the open water also the thing I hate I the fins they always break and ruin the lure

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Re: Lures that don't work
« Reply #27 on: Sep 24, 2017, 09:41 PM »
I use chubby darters and raps to attract fish in and catch them on something else!
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Re: Lures that don't work
« Reply #28 on: Sep 25, 2017, 05:53 AM »
I've had good luck with jigging raps/shad raps, salmon chubby darters, and rattle traps.  The worst piece of junk waste of money and waste of space out there is clam's psycho shad.  Not enough weight to jig them properly.  Terrible action.  Looks pretty though...but I hate them.

Hope the clam thing is ok or I'll have to switch them to lanterns jesus do they glow

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Re: Lures that don't work
« Reply #29 on: Sep 25, 2017, 09:45 AM »
Hope the clam thing is ok or I'll have to switch them to lanterns jesus do they glow

Tell us what you think about them after you use them.  For me, they were too light to jig the way a hard bait like that should be worked.

 



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