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Old 01-13-2020, 09:58 PM
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Default Ice fishing trout with a bait ban

I used to ice fish a lake with good trout near my house, but theyíve recently instituted a bait ban. Anyone ever had luck ice fishing trout without bait? Iíve been thinking about using the pistol Pete flies Iíve caught them on in the summer along with some splitshot weights or maybe a little mepps. Any ideas would be appreciated!
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Old 01-13-2020, 10:11 PM
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Flys and small spoons. My friends catch a ton with small kastmasters and cleos.
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Old 01-13-2020, 10:14 PM
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Thanks! Iím going to give it a shot when it warms up a bit.
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Old 01-13-2020, 10:38 PM
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something that sometimes works unbelievably well is to imitate a feed pellet,providing the trout have been stocked at some time.To make a imitation feed pellet I head to the fishing section of my favourite store and find some dark brown plastic gulp night crawler imitations.You then take the cylinder part of the worm and cut them in about pieces that are about 6-7 mills long,take a bronze treble hook and shove it up the centre of the worm piece .I then tie the hook to 10 lb vanish line.To properly fish one of these you simply allow it to slowly sink,then pause for a few minutes just above the bottom.No action,bring the hook up and start over again.At no time do you jig it as pellets only sink.
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Thatís really clever! Never would have thought of that.
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Old 01-14-2020, 12:48 AM
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If you can find them one inch russian hooks can be good for trout. The oval ones can be 1.5 inches long. Various colors can be tried. Early morning or late afternoon not too far from shore. Trout in Alberta's pothole lakes feed along shorelines.
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Old 01-14-2020, 04:28 AM
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something that sometimes works unbelievably well is to imitate a feed pellet,providing the trout have been stocked at some time.To make a imitation feed pellet I head to the fishing section of my favourite store and find some dark brown plastic gulp night crawler imitations.You then take the cylinder part of the worm and cut them in about pieces that are about 6-7 mills long,take a bronze treble hook and shove it up the centre of the worm piece .I then tie the hook to 10 lb vanish line.To properly fish one of these you simply allow it to slowly sink,then pause for a few minutes just above the bottom.No action,bring the hook up and start over again.At no time do you jig it as pellets only sink.

Scented plastics are considered bait as well.
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Old 01-14-2020, 05:42 AM
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scented plastics are considered bait as well.
100% right there it is still a scented bait.
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Old 01-14-2020, 07:44 AM
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sorry,I did not know that...been fishing in a private pond to long!!!
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Old 01-14-2020, 07:58 AM
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I have always liked slender spoons.


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Old 01-14-2020, 09:14 AM
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Slender spoons, small slab raps, VMC tungsten flies, jigging spoons, etc. You won't catch as many as you catch using bait, but they'll be bigger in general.
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Old 01-14-2020, 09:36 AM
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Small Chubby Dartar. Fish cannot leave it alone
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Old 01-14-2020, 09:59 AM
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try balanced leech or scud type flies
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Balanced leeches are a staple. As well as micro leech and bloodworm patterns.

I've also had some success on this green tungsten jig I tied in this trip report:

https://www.stringtheoryangling.ca/f...k-nugget-lake/

It's super easy to tie even if you have no experience.

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Old 01-14-2020, 12:58 PM
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If I get a bit of time during this cold snap Iím definitely going to try tying some flies. The thought of catching fish on a lure I made is super appealing
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Old 01-14-2020, 07:01 PM
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something that sometimes works unbelievably well is to imitate a feed pellet,providing the trout have been stocked at some time.To make a imitation feed pellet I head to the fishing section of my favourite store and find some dark brown plastic gulp night crawler imitations.You then take the cylinder part of the worm and cut them in about pieces that are about 6-7 mills long,take a bronze treble hook and shove it up the centre of the worm piece .I then tie the hook to 10 lb vanish line.To properly fish one of these you simply allow it to slowly sink,then pause for a few minutes just above the bottom.No action,bring the hook up and start over again.At no time do you jig it as pellets only sink.
Yup- tie up a Tom Thumb Deer hair fly.
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Old 01-15-2020, 08:14 AM
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Default West River

West River the best I have found for trout, Pickerel,Whitefish

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