ice trout guy
12-18-2006, 01:21 PM
We will be making our first trip to Camp Manitou, just north of fort frances this feb. We usually go to crow, but have decided to try something new, less people - more fishing options. I was wondering if there are any new (or just work good for you) trout fishing lures that my group should be looking for this winter. We have the standard white and glow airplane jigs, white bucktail jigs, white and glow tubes, we even like to use #5 silver mepps with no hair. Just looking for something new.
12-18-2006, 01:41 PM
You've nailed the best down as far as our group would be concerned. I've got a box full of jigging lures and spoons, but on average it's hard to beat what you listed.
If you want to try something different for tipping your jig, we last year brought chicken breast. You cut it in long strips and tip your jig. It has amazing action and the trout loved it too. I don't think it was better then sucker belly or live bait, but we are for sure packing more this year.
And if you haven't yet get yourself a vex. Worth every penny for lakers in big water
ice trout guy
12-20-2006, 06:30 PM
What ever got you to try chicken breast, as a bait.
12-20-2006, 07:17 PM
The little Rattlesnakies are new and should do well. Got some to try for stocked trout ponds once they ice over. Hard to beat a minnow on a hook though.
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12-21-2006, 12:26 PM
I got the idea from a old timer up around kenora area.
When it's cut in strips and tipped on a jig it has amazing action. More real then any plastic jig. Plus the color is perfect.
I guess one could spray it with a fish scent, but most fish that come into the vex screen end up on the ice so I've seen no need.
We're going north of kenora for a week in jan and at least half the time will be for lakers, I plan to keep track of sucker belly / live bait and chicken strips ratio.