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Advice for icing winter trout

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I'm hoping that some of you who frequently target trout in the winter will chime in and give me just a few words of advice. I am mostly interested in info pertaining to rainbows, browns, and brookies - but info on lakers is also welcome. I realize there are a million variables that play into things, but in general:

1) Hole hop or camp out in one spot

2) Jig/deadstick or bobber/tip-up

3) Live bait or lures/plastics

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I have had great luck jigging small spoons for rainbows,brookies,and splake.

Try Small Lindy Flyer spoons, Angel Eye spoons, Cast Masters,or

Sweedish Pimples.

Bait them with a couple of waxworms or use them unbaited at times.

I have found that by ripping the spoons up a couple of feet and letting them freefall to about 1/2 the distance to the bottom in 5' to 16' of water 2 or 3 times and then letting them sit still for a minute or two before repeating works great most of the time.

Hang onto your rod as aggressive fish will really slam your bait!


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Trout will roam all sections of the lake. Alot of times they can be caught right under the ice to a few feet below the ice in about 25 fow for example. I'm talking rainbows and brooks mostly, not lake trout. Take a look at ratsos/shrimpos in various colors and sizes.

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