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Speckle55

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Still ice fishing out here
« on: April 10, 2018, 10:11:51 PM »
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Re: Still ice fishing out here
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2018, 08:07:49 AM »
Nice,,

Not shortage of ice out here either but she's all shut down lol.
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Re: Still ice fishing out here
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2018, 05:44:47 PM »
         Man those cutts are beautiful fish, nice.
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Re: Still ice fishing out here
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2018, 07:46:38 PM »

Nice big green chironomids were in the stomach?

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Re: Still ice fishing out here
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2018, 08:20:19 PM »
Nice big green chironomids were in the stomach?

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     Wouldn't it be a bit early for that just yet?  My impression has always been that early in the season the midges would be mostly in the larvae stage or "bloodworm."  Generally when I've fished chironomids in the past it isn't until open water and some warmer temps that I see the big pupae hatches where they kick from bottom to the top in the different colors, where you will see the greens, light browns, off whites etc.

     Not trying to rebuttle your post at all just looking for learning.  If my understanding of midges is off it would explain why yellow and a bit of red can work well with whites in the winter.  I've always chalked that up to just one of those things  :).

     


   
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Re: Still ice fishing out here
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2018, 08:41:09 PM »
Hi JR:

I am referring to the chironomid larvae at the bottom of the lake in their little muck tubes.  There might be a few caddis flies and dragon flies that the cutts also chomp down.

When it comes to hard core food that these fish eat to grow bigger, it is those chironomids that live in a rather anoxic environment just above the bottom that these cold blooded fish live on. :)

You see the best larval colours in the stomach samples. White is also a great colour.  That is why maggot fisherman catch so many.

Given the area that these fish were caught in, I am enquiring about the colour because the Job Lake population has preference for green chironomids. Genetically, Speckle's fish should have come from that small population.  Therefore my question to Speckle.


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Re: Still ice fishing out here
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2018, 09:27:53 PM »
i use jigs out here

green is one of many colors that work

they were deeper than me this trip

Tim's jigging is hot some days ( make it look like a bug )

they are colored up right now pre spawn

if you find the right day spring fishing is spectacular

mountain scenery is stunning

then if your to Old Guy's Priceless !!!

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