Monday, September 20, 2010

Plastics

1/2 of my plastic tackle box
I sit here tonight staring at my box of ice fishing plastics, deciding what should be added to the box. Looking at the color choices I have, wishing I had a bigger box as well. I have also noticed there are many different brands of plastics in this box, Lindy, Little Atom, Custom Jigs and Spin, even some Northland.

I really start to wish I wrote a journal over the last few years, chronicling my successful days, that I think would make the decisions of what plastics to buy much easier.

At the end of last season the Custom Jigs and Spins "Finesse Plastic" #10/ Chartreuse worked really well for some nice crappies on a lake in upper WI.

One point mid/late season on a small lake in Sheboygan county rigging a Bubble Gum Little Atom "Wedgee" worked by just letting it sit motionless inches below the ice.

Yet early in the season a Northland Tackle "Bro Bug-Bloodworm" had to be aggressively jigged six inches off the bottom in 20 feet of water on another lake in Sheboygan County.

So many choices and decisions to make. Lol.

 Top- Little Atom "Teaser Tail", Bottom- Little Atom "Wedgee"

I do have my tried and true, go to, almost never lets me down (at least for a bite) which is the Little Atom "Wedgee" in Motor Oil. That is a standard in my box all season. The "Teaser Tail" worked well after I had stumbled upon it as well about half way through the season.

 Exploration is the key to success in ice fishing, and plastics, with their wide rage of colors and sizes and the durability of most, will make anyone using them happy.

Impatiently waiting for ice.......

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