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OK Fellas, like many I need some 11 Mile ice fishing help.

I have been out twice in the last week with no hits at all.

My question is ...

Is there a big difference between wax worms and meal worms? Should a guy be using one instead of the other? anyone use shrimp or leaches?

I have been using pink shrimpos, chartreuse and orange micro ice jigs, tiny crawdad imitations, and white tube jigs.

...any other bait suggestions would be great - thanks!
 

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Is there a big difference between wax worms and meal worms?

Not only yes... but oh HELL yes!

Should a guy be using one instead of the other?

Not only yes... but oh HELL yes!
I have seen them prefer one over the other many times... and it could change from one hour to the next.
Just experiment till you find which one they want.
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I'm a waxie guy for sure.
Pretty obvious from your photo shoots!

Back to the main topic...I have never done well with meal worms...
 

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Pretty obvious from your photo shoots!

Back to the main topic...I have never done well with meal worms...
that's not wax but silicone!!!

I've done better at the Mile with the large red meal worms!
 

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no, just didn't want to go there!!! :rolleyes: and I understood perfect...a lot of silicone not wax in Teach's pics!!! :embarassed: but I like them dearly!!! :smile:
 

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was at the mile yesterday. Over weeds in 13 feet with a pink-glo ratso and rat finkee tipped with waxies was what got hits. All within several minutes of putting on a fresh waxworm and light jigging action.
Worms and deadstick were unproductive, but it was milky with about 4 feet visibility.
 

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Waxies have worked better for me... if you are skunking, I suggest keep moving and changing depths. Seems like locating fish is most important... if you are not seeing fish in the first 15-20 min, move on.
 

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pink Rat Finky with a waxie with the head pinched off is always good too!
 

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Waxies have worked better for me... if you are skunking, I suggest keep moving and changing depths. Seems like locating fish is most important... if you are not seeing fish in the first 15-20 min, move on.
Yes, keep moving. Moving back and forth between 2-3 locations can also work. I prefer shrimp over waxies for trout.
 

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i went out with a buddy a week ago and with gf the day before. we tried kastys hard both days. only got em on dead stick. my buddys jaw jacker was on fire. gf couldnt catch any and i only caught one each day. scud patterns ftw!
 
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