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Whats your Go-To?

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Looking at what everyone drops down the hole most often?

For me it was always an 1/8 Go Devil in Green/glow, until picking up a Rattl'n Flyer last year. For all species except sunfish I found myself reaching for that spoon first last year, normally in Gold or Rainbow. Next in line is either a Diamond or Fiska jig tipped with a few spikes.

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Almost 100% of the time I have a dead stick minnow, just a minnow on a plain hook. The rod in my hand might switch around but the minnow remains the same. It doesnt get a lot of bites but it works as an attractor for everything. Jigging that thing brings a lot of fish in. When it does get bit its usually worthwhile.

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Bro bug for panfish tipped with euros or gulp waxies, Swedish pimple or plain jig with a minnow for everything else.

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Looking at what everyone drops down the hole most often?

Cell phone. second would be a orange or red plain hook with a shiner.

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Fishing for eyes I typically use a 1/4oz glow red rattlin varmit, 1/4oz Go -devil by Scenic tackle and a LInfy flyer in glow red.

For panfish, a JB Lures Ju-Ju or a smaller Lindy Flyer in a smaller size.

I love to use the new Flutter jigs tipped with a minnow. They can be found here.

http://www.outdoorprostore.com/

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My go to is either a Genz Worm tipped with a finesse plastic tail or a Go Devil Jigging Spoon.

Last year, I bought a bunch of used rods and jigs from a guy and he had a little Demon spoon with the treble hook taken off of it. In it's place, he had a really small chain, about 1" long with a single hook at the end of it. It turned out to be absolutely phenomenal.

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OPS Neon Glow jig, Genz bug for pannies

Lindy Rattlin' flyer, Go Devils or Rattlin Varmints for eyes and other bigger fish.

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For crappies and sunnies I use moon jigs quite often. The smaller the better. On Walleyes and Perch I use Northlands forage minnows pretty regularly. More than anything else I use a baited deadstick with a glow hook.

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pink genz bugs with crappie minnow heads. they seem to glow forever. buckshot spoons for eyes with heads as well.

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I use rattlin varmint or Go Devil a lot unless I'm bobber fishing or fishing for panfish, then it's OPS Neon Glow jigs.

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Blue and silver 1/16th oz kastmaster. With a stick on eye. And a red treble. With a minnow hooked in the tail.

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A 1/16 oz forage minnow for pannies or a red glow diamond jig tipped with a gulp alive waxie.

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If a guy had to vote what would you pick.

Kastmaster

Swedish Pimple

Buck Shot

I like them all. Never really could see a whole lot of difference, but the buck shot is nice since it adds some sound.

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For the Crappies my favorite is a #6 Pink Glow OPS Carppie Jig tipped with a minnow head. Close seconds are the 1/16 oz Glow Devils.

Early ice gills I like a bigger OPS sunfish jig and later season down size Purple, Blood Red and Orange. Sometimes this jig needs a little meet such as a waxie and other times they are hot without being tipped.

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#6 Custom Jigs & Spins Mega Glow Orange Demon - hands down the best producer I had all season. Generally tipped with either a live waxie or a Gulp! waxie.

Also had good success with scud flies when crappies got really finnicky.

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Crappies:

1-Red glow Genz Bug tipped with glow Little Atom Nuggie plastic

2- Glow Demon tipped with a waxie/minnow head

3- If bite is negative, go with diamond jig tipped with little atom glow wedgee or skimpies platics

If the byte is very active, #3 Chubby Darters are a blast - but be prepared with your forceps, they usually swallow them good.

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Perch glow rattle varmit or red. doodle bug under ice buster or a plain hook, or redglow rattle stop sign. CANT WAIT!!!!!! Boar

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