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: Brook Trout
: TuscaroraBorealis November 12, 2010, 12:46:55 PM
Anyone have any experience fishing for Brook trout through the ice? 

What do you use for bait?  What depths?  Any other tips?
: Re: Brook Trout
: Harlan November 12, 2010, 01:09:01 PM
Frozen minnows have worked for me before...so has small spoons like the Williams Wabler W20, Blue Fox Tingler and of course the famous Sweedish Pimple
: Re: Brook Trout
: rayyronn November 12, 2010, 03:47:38 PM
Silver and blue Little Cleo tipped with a dace minnow. I usually fish the outside of fallen timber, anywhere from 10 to 20 feet deep.
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: atisnow November 12, 2010, 10:00:26 PM
In the lakes I fish, shallower is often better than deeper - we rarely fish deeper than 15' and often do best in 3-6', especially first thing in the morning.  Besides the fallen trees, if you can find a beaver house in any area that's 3' deep or deeper, there are usually trout hanging around them.  

Good luck and post the pictures when you catch them!
: Re: Brook Trout
: TuscaroraBorealis December 08, 2010, 02:06:45 PM
Anyone ever tried the Gulp waxies or larvae?
: Re: Brook Trout
: Pathfinder December 08, 2010, 04:43:48 PM
Anyone have any experience fishing for Brook trout through the ice? 

What do you use for bait?  What depths?  Any other tips?

Brookies on hard water?  Other than the venerable shiny spoons and EGB's?  Two words my friend...salted minnows. 

I actually stumble onto this using salted smelts in Algonquin Park - no live bait rule in most, if not all, lakes.  And before anyone chimes in and gets on my nerves, yes I am FULLY aware that this practice is illegal (smelt is considered game fish)....but I didn't at the time and don't practice it anymore....because it's illegal....and we hammered the trout....and that was unfair...for them....so don't try it... ;)

: Re: Brook Trout
: redneckdan December 09, 2010, 09:07:15 AM
Small minnows on a jigging spoon.  Working the upper third of the water column seems to be most productive for me.
: Re: Brook Trout
: TuscaroraBorealis February 15, 2012, 08:30:17 AM
Was finally able to put a few fish on the ice during a recent trip.  Thanks for all the tips.  http://www.bwca.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=trip.report_view&sel_trp_id=2858 (http://www.bwca.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=trip.report_view&sel_trp_id=2858)
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: The North Runner February 17, 2012, 05:06:32 PM
Live minnows, and in 5' to 20' of water. Always near some underwater obstruction.

NR
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: TuscaroraBorealis March 06, 2012, 11:20:42 AM
(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd449/TuscaroraBorealis/Winter%202012/100_3148.jpg)
: Re: Brook Trout
: fisherman March 06, 2012, 12:16:43 PM
Beautiful fish!
Congrats.