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By Bret Baker
Pine Knot News Outdoors 

The old one-two punch

 

January 25, 2019

Photo by Bret Baker

Robert Baker, the author’s father, displays a hefty Northwoods lake trout. The trout fell for the aggressive action of a jigging spoon. Photo by Bret Baker

They call it ice trolling: augering a couple hundred holes across a frozen lake. The thought is to constantly hop hole-to-hole trying to find active fish. In reality, making Swiss cheese of an icy expanse can’t replace 10 minutes of open-water trolling as far as covering productive water. However, winter angling offers one advantage over summer: in Minnesota, you can use two lines per angler, allowing the old one-two punch for winter success.

For each target species the logistics are a little different. However, the meat and potatoes of the presentation remain the same. Each game plan foc...



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