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when fishing for walleyes with chuby darters do you guys bait it with a minnow head or anything for scent or just fish it plain

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Do you tip the minnow head on the rear or center hook? Do you allways tip, or only when it is slow? Do you start with it tipped. or switch-up?

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I don't tip them myself. Tends to deaden the action of the lure. The perch were loving them this weekend.

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When jigging chubbies, I tend to do about a 12=18 inch fast lift and then let it fall. This usually bring in fish on the vex, but then I am not sure if I should continue the same jigging motion, slow it down when fish are there, or stop it for a few seconds. What works for others?

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I also use this lure without a minnow. Once I see a fish on the locator I give it some quick raps and then raise it up a foot ot two and let it free fall. The walleyes seem to hammer it on the way down.

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When jigging chubbies, I tend to do about a 12=18 inch fast lift and then let it fall. This usually bring in fish on the vex, but then I am not sure if I should continue the same jigging motion, slow it down when fish are there, or stop it for a few seconds. What works for others?


Depends on the mood of the fish. SOmetimes aonther rip will trigger a strike on the fall. Other thimes letting it sit there just twitching it will get the strike. My favorite is gradually lifting it up with short 1-3 inch lifts. That one has been very good for me! laugh.gif

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I was using these up at LOW, and had lots of lookers, but no takers. The one thing they were doing was getting the fish in to take my deadstick.

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The instructions on the package state that if you tip them, tip them on the rear hook so it doesn't affect the action. I recently bought several darters but have never caught anything on them but I suspect the reason for that is that the fish were nailing fat boys with a minnow and I never bothered to use the darters!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Never have tipped any of my chubbies. Actually caught a lot of pike on them just on saturday. Was going for walleye's and pulled out 6 pike. 1-42" 2-26" 1-22" 1-20" 1-19.5" Really [PoorWordUsage]ed me off. But everyone else that was fishing wasn't even catching anything, so at least it gave me some action durring the day. Maybe if I put a minnow on it the eyes would come????????? blush.gif Really good question what should a guy do confused.gif

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