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What's your choice when fishing?

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What does everyone mostly target when out ice fishing?

Game Fish or panfish?

I've been panfishing more since it seems to be a more consistant bite and consistant action vs. the wait for game fish.

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A tip up for the big ones and jigging for the pannies. I just wish that Minnesota allowed more lines like the rest of the states around us. I could do a deadstick too.

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A tip up for the big ones and jigging for the pannies.

Ditto. Although I consider all fish game fish.

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Truthfully Im a believer in just fishig one line, when they are really biting well because you cant keep up with both lines at prime time anyhow. I mainly fish spots wheir theirs good panfishing till dark then when the walleyes come in and spook them away I switch to a walleye setup its nice to have at least 4 rods ready to go a bobber rig for walleyes a bobber rig for the pannies, and then a jigging rig(noodle) pannies and then a walleye/crappies jigging rod. A tip-up 10 ft or more from the house with the lantern in it would be my option if i wanted a second line.

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I guess it really depends on what lake I'm on, and where on the lake I am.

Examples:

Fishing Lime lake in Avoca, I'll target Pike.

Fishing Sarah, I'll target perch and catch walleye also. Or, I'll go to a couple crappie spots and target them.

Fishing Shetek is the same approach as Sarah.

Fishing Timber Lake, I'll target perch.

And so on and so on and so on. I guess it just depends on what mood I'm in that day.

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Almost exclusively panfish, mainly crappies, but there isn't much better than getting into some bull gills. I do have a couple of buddies that I do some eye fishing with.

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Used to be walleye, switched to bullies last year since the kids are with me frequently.

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I mainly fish panfish, but depending on where I am I'll also put out a tip-up for pike as well.

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looneyducer, that says it pretty good!

I have always been almost exclusive to Walleye with the occasional panfish target. That all changed last year. I have built up some pretty good technique and knowledge on finding and catching Walleye. I was honestly getting bored at times so I started giving those pannies a little more effort. WARNING **** PANFISHING CAN CAUSE ADDICTIONS TO FLOURISH ******** In the last week, I have split my time, chasing Perch and Walleye, and I will continue to do so most of the winter, on the weekdays and nights, I will target the eyes, and come weekends, my panfish explorations will become fun adventures! I have two young daughters who have every episode of Hannah Montana memorized word for word and the shows theme song sums it up pretty good for me. The main line is "You Get The Best of Both Worlds"

Pannies and Eyes, Eyes and Pannies

like looneyducer said, red marks!

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I mainly fish for crappies. If I get some perch or sunfish then that is great. I have never fished for any of the game fish during ice season. Maybe I should start.

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most everytime out, one tip up for pike, one rod jigging for pannies. on occasion, ill just throw 2 tipups out.

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Crappies, Walleyes, and Perch.

Once walleye season closes I target perch almost exclusivly but won't pass up a good crappies bite...

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I go for pan fish most of the time.I do chase saugeye and wipers when they get grouped up.

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