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What am I doing wrong?
I hear about people going up to Strawberry and catching fish into the night. But every time I go up I can catch fish up till about 30 minutes before dark then it shuts off cold. Ive never been able to get that nighttime bite. Is it a color choice, need to tip with a different bait. Or technique? Just curious what you guy thought.
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Re: [Ghansen] What am I doing wrong? In reply to
Glow helps and be shallow. I use cut bait and wax worms 90% of the time and catch fish till around 1.
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Re: [Ghansen] What am I doing wrong? In reply to
Glow bait with a uv flashlight to charge them works for me
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Re: [Ghansen] What am I doing wrong? In reply to
How deep are you fishing and what are you using? Like others have said, I use glow jigs and either cut bait, worms, wax worms, or meal worms. If big jigs don't work try something smaller. I feel like shallower water is better at night, less than 20'.
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Re: [icemonkey] What am I doing wrong? In reply to
Thanks for the tips. About shallow: how many fow and where in the water column?

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Re: [Ghansen] What am I doing wrong? In reply to
Thanks for the tips. I have been using the glow in the dark with cut baits and wax worms. I think the depth might be the issue. I was in about 40 feet of water. Maybe Im getting a few at the start of feeding time. Then the feeding fish are moving up shallower as the evening goes on. Does anyone use dark colors at night? Most of what I have is white glow.
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Re: [Ghansen] What am I doing wrong? In reply to
What time in the afternoon are you getting started. I have always fished from sunup until the bite stops, which is usually around 11 a.m. to 12. I have stuck around until 1 and 1:30 but the bite just doesn't seem to pick up at all. Been that way for years for me. When I go up for night time fishing, I generally don't get there until dark 30 and will fish til about midnight. Just wondering what others experience has been.
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Re: [bowdude] What am I doing wrong? In reply to
We get there anywhere from 3:00 to 5:00 just depends if I can get away. Ive tried 3 times, and every time caught them as soon as dropping down the hole. Then we think we are on feeding fish, set the tent up, dark hits and it done. Just Weird
(This post was edited by Ghansen on Jan 28, 2019, 8:59 PM)
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Re: [Ghansen] What am I doing wrong? In reply to
Thanks for the info... never tried fishing that late in the afternoon. May have to give it a whirl and see what happens. Might have to take along a lawn chair and take a nap from noon until 3 or bring a stove and cook some lunch. A group I used to fish with would bring a stove and a folding table and cook breakfast. That group has retired from ice fishing, I am the only one left. Might be time to resurrect the practice with the youngsters I sometimes go with.
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Re: [Ghansen] What am I doing wrong? In reply to
I fish Strawberry at night often, most Friday nights. I take my snowmobile and go across the lake towards Renegade. I fish in 15 to 20 feet of water and use white Manic Paddle bugs. I usually start fishing about 3:00 and fish until 8:00 or 9:00 when the bite seems to drop off. From 3:00 to about 6:00 the bite is slower but steady. usually 5 to 10 mins between fish. Once the bite starts its hot and heavy for a couple of hours. I've never stayed out later than that so I can't tell you if there is another bite later or not. There are usually several night fishers by the marina boat ramp but seldom out on the lake. I think getting away from where the heavy fishing is helps a lot.
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Re: [Fisharefriends] What am I doing wrong? In reply to
I really like fishing Renegade. We generally fish it in the a.m. Haven't tried fishing it this year. My wife is my usual partner, but she hurt her knee during the summer and is still recuperating from the injury. Night fishing over in that area would be a fun outing. I will run my snowmobile across the lake when the ice is thick enough. Was out in the general area a couple of weeks ago, but did not venture into Renegade bay. There were not any snowmobile tracks leading into the bay and with the slushy conditions and early ice, I did not want to be the first to make tracks. Ice was around 7 to 8 inches that weekend closer to the narrows. Been several storms since. I was over to Soldier Creek area last Saturday with a group of Young Men (scouts) and the ice was plenty thick, just a lot of slush. I am wanting to get out Saturday again. May have to think about Friday evening, you are generating an itch that might need to be scratched.
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Re: [Ghansen] What am I doing wrong? In reply to
As the sun goes down, start using glow jigs. And I think the fish start moving more shallow as the night/ feeding time progresses. I think setting up a tent will limit you. Keep drilling holes in and out and find that sweet spot, that you mark more fish. I personally, find ledges with a steeper drop and drill my holes to the deeper side, at suspend my jigs to the depths of the shelf. And keep glowing up the jigs to attract the fish. Sometimes you get strikes from aggression, not from being hungry
(This post was edited by rippinlipps on Jan 31, 2019, 8:40 PM)