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Ice Advice: The Most Effective Way to Rig and Use Live Bait

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Gord Pyzer’s 4 secret tricks for making your minnows irresistible

Trick #2

It also makes a big difference when you knot a thin-wire, needle-sharp, #4 to #8 splitshot or drop-shot hook (above) to the end of your line. This terminal tackle will only work its magic, however, if you hook on the minnow properly. To do that, slide the end of the hook under the skin above the minnow’s backbone behind the dorsal fin so the point is facing toward the head. Done right, it should look as if your minnow has a tiny sliver under its skin.

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