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Hello everyone I am getting ready for the ice fishing season. Seems like a lot of people use Gulp magots and waxies for perch and Crappie. I was just wondering what colour most people use? Also what other baits work well for you?

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small jig, jigging spoon, bare hook with split shot...you can be creative. But small jig is good. I like micro tubes to bulk it up a bit.

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small jig, jigging spoon, bare hook with split shot...you can be creative. But small jig is good. I like micro tubes to bulk it up a bit.

 

 

 

Cool thank you. What colour?

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pink, white, red/white & yellow are what I use. the white also glows if you charge it... ;)

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Live minnows are my winter go to bait for Crappie!!!... but last winter some folks on here were raving about the Gulp Fish Fry, so I just recently purchased a couple of jars for this winter... I'll try them against the live minnows to see which works the best.

 

As far as color, if the water is really stained/dirty/muddy... pink works the best, if it's just a bit stained/dirty/muddy... then the color is yellow. if the water is clear... white is the color to go with! This holds true for jig colors and the plastic grubs/tubes that go on them.

 

For Crappie, pink/white can be killer... and so can chartreuse/black!.. and then there's the Electric Rooster pink/chartreuse!!! ;)

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All good suggestions so far B)

I use Gulp fish fry in white or chartreuse on a micro jig to get to the perch and pannies..... here is a pic

 

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That stuff really works wonders ;)

Leechman

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I don`t ice fish, I have fished for quite a long time though and for a variety of species at times, far and away the best bait I have seen for perch and crappie is emerald shiners, or they may be called lake minnows. They work any season I have fished and for a lot of different species. Just not my choice of bait for a long time as I generally fish for larger species and the lake minnows aren`t large enough to keep small fish away.

 

You can take the first crappie-perch you catch and scale a spot on the white belly with a pocket knife, cut a small strip of the scaled white belly meat, leave the skin on, meat will tear off easily with out it. Put it on a small jig or hook instead of a minnow.

 

Piece of worm will work for perch, haven`t had as much luck for crappie on live worms, but other might.

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Well thanks again everyone for the suggestions, as the ice season is getting really close, I will try some of these out and see for myself.

Thanks

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Live minnows on a swedish pimple produce jumbo perch,micro jig and a maggot,and my secret power bait leech on a black jig head,catches nice walleye, perch and trout! :canadian:

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Jack spoon, tipped with a single green salmon egg.

 

Another tip I was shown many years ago,is using the throut from a perch.The little piece under it,s yap.You just cut little slivers of it.Hard to discribe how to do.

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I've been having a close look at some of the smaller "Gulp" products for icefishing...

I inch fish fry...1 inch minnows...minnow heads...maggots and/or waxworms...

 

They all look good for tipping a small Rapala jig or teardrop jig or tiny swedish pimple...or maybe on one of Dawg's sabiki rigs...

 

I have them all on my BPS wish list at present...can't make up my mind which... :dunno:

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