View Full Version : What is the best bait for ice fishing trout?

01-03-2006, 03:12 AM
Im just curious as to what other people use for bait while fishing for trout because from personal experience I find that Velvetta cheese works the best.

01-03-2006, 07:02 PM

01-03-2006, 07:51 PM
Colored maggots.

3. Green
2. Dark blue
1. Red

Just be careful if your eating smarties when your baiting up!

01-04-2006, 04:17 PM
id agree with all those and bearbaits answer, shrimp. All of these baits work

01-04-2006, 08:06 PM
powerbait sparkle tubes!!!been smashin the trout last few days with them!!!:rollin

01-06-2006, 06:19 PM
dynamite. ha ha. i'm just kidding. those electrict shock things are supposed to be effective to

03-03-2006, 05:10 PM
good poll dude!!!
lots of people certainly have lots of conflicting ideas on trout stuff.
a little tip from the peanut gallery;
we always bring a few types of bait. it's wierd. seems they bite good on one thing for an hour or so, then it'll stop. we switch baits and they bite again, repeat every hour or so or as needed. wierd indeed but it works.
my $0.02. gw.

you gotta watch what you use.......
04-03-2006, 05:34 AM
i believe you gotta watch what you use for bait! for example i believe that fish don't digest corn very well and could lead to their demise because of it.just my 2 cents...........mooseburger

04-17-2006, 09:08 PM
I've also heard that bit about corn being fatal to fish. Does anyone know for sure one way or the other?

Don, do you have any info regarding this?


04-18-2006, 04:59 PM
The only time I ever went ice fishing was for trout, and I used a single red worm on a small salmon egg hook and I caught some nice plump brookies fresh out of mclean pond about 7 years ago. I hear those berkley trout nibbles work super for trout.

04-30-2006, 02:59 PM
I thought ice fishing wasnt aloud on McLean?

05-02-2006, 06:09 PM
I keep calling allen bill pond mclean. Sorry darky, my mind has been going wacky recently. But I'm pretty sure you're allowed to icefish at mclean.

05-02-2006, 06:46 PM
That would be cool although i dont think my dad would go for it cause he's chicken of the cold..lol

12-02-2006, 07:30 PM
I've caught lots of trout on power bait and worms, and for the bigger ones I've used anchovie heads.:D

12-03-2006, 03:13 PM
werms and small minows 50 / 50

2506 rem
12-06-2006, 10:21 PM
about the trout having problem digesting corn they say if you hook one deep cut the line becuase their stomach acid can digest hooks so what are corn goona do plus ive feed trout in my pond corn and they were fine

12-07-2006, 06:15 PM
Depends,Rainbows will hit all sorts of stuff,brookies are more into natural baits such as maggots,waxworms etc...

12-11-2006, 07:04 PM
Any trout I've caught on corn have died and were eaten.

12-29-2006, 05:23 PM
Just discovered the power of shrimp last weekend - couldn't keep the fish off the hook. Became a problem when all the little one's were fighting over the bait and a biggie swam by...

12-30-2006, 05:31 PM
For those guy that use shrimp what kind do you buy cause i tried the canned ones before(the little baby ones) and they wouldnt stay on the hook. Should i buy a different type of shrimp or is there a trick to keeping them on the hook?

01-05-2007, 01:16 PM
The Shrimp from Shrimp Rings worked great - tear off a small chunk and slap it on a hook :)

01-06-2007, 07:43 PM
Any shrimp juice and bits left over, add enough flour to make a stiff dough and add your favorite food color, deadly.

01-20-2007, 08:57 PM

01-20-2007, 11:39 PM
I just got back from Pyane today and couldnt keep the trout off the hook. I was using a fresh can of Berkly Power Bait int he pink Trout with a blaze orange jig head.

01-27-2007, 06:26 PM

01-28-2007, 10:28 PM
I'll say it once and I'll say it again


02-08-2007, 05:05 PM
Back in the day an elderly gentleman told me to mix a can of Tuna, juice and all with flour until its dough like then pull off a chunk and put it on a hook. tried it years ago worked good, forgot about till now.

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02-11-2007, 06:07 PM
Hand tied jigs or flys is the best bait for catching trout.

05-01-2007, 06:33 PM
its the husk around the kernel. even we cant digest it.
you all know what I am talking about. LOL.

11-10-2009, 09:41 AM
I was thinking of using just gulp wax worms in a pink color, but what kind of shrimp do you mean I don't think you guys use cocktail shrimp, do you?

The Fisherman Guy
11-10-2009, 03:54 PM
It's ALIVE!!! The dead thread from a deadbeat makes a comeback! :lol:

Just jokes, I had to get in one jeer tho :)

Cocktail shrimp work, but in my experience only for stocked rainbows. Don't tell anyone this well kept secret, but dew worms have produced some big rainbows for me. Try them below a Swedish Pimple, and try different depths if you are not getting bites. Also try leaving one end of the worm dangling and give it some serious short action. Hold on!! The big ones will slam that hook like Kimbo Slice.

Nice job looking through old threads for some valuable information; it's all in there, some just don't go looking for it. For a newbie to the board, it's a good way to get the respect of other board members, and a good way to sift the good information from the bad.

Good on ya, and best of luck this hardwater season!

11-10-2009, 04:00 PM
Is this specific to rainbows? Cause it looks like it...because I wouldn't use any of these options fishing for brookies or lakers through the ice.

The Fisherman Guy
11-10-2009, 04:04 PM
Lakers take corn Musty, you just got to put the whole cob, ears and all on a 5lb anchor! That is if you want to get into the big ones ;)

11-10-2009, 04:51 PM
I bought the frozen shrimp or the shrimp ring due to the fact that they are more rubbery as the ones in the can. I have used them before too and had good success but maggots,worms,minnows,power bait for trout,velveta,work good i allways found it depends on the body of water...i have used colored marshmallows,cut an ear plug in half to make it like a marshmallow because you never lose it lol ,but the best is a friend of mine that is now fishing up above looking down on me made a mix of flour,sardines,smoked oysters,and crab meat,made balls with it and he did good everytime we went out,,,,,,,,used to make me laugh!!:):):o:o:wave:

11-10-2009, 05:59 PM
Mackrel and roll it into a dough, stinky and great

11-11-2009, 10:14 AM
Just go buy some little shrimp from the grocery store. They work great!

11-11-2009, 10:37 AM
i like cheese, but was i the only one that noticed that no one on the first page is still a member......weird.:huh:

11-11-2009, 12:32 PM
i like cheese, but was i the only one that noticed that no one on the first page is still a member......weird.:huh:

Still a member - Think this thread was started way back before the board was moved... and I now use shrimp from shrimp rings... Theyrrrrr grrreat

11-11-2009, 06:49 PM
Have a tip regarding shrimp rings. Was told to microwave them for 30 seconds or so which seems to make the chunks more rubbery and on the hook a little better.
Good luck

01-23-2011, 04:23 PM

Have to disagree with you ,, I went out today with a bag of shrimp, not one single bite,,Ill stick with crawler!!! I know fish eat um!!! I'll say it once and I'll say it again


01-23-2011, 07:12 PM
todays trout on good ol' reliable shrimp!