Wire Worms Land Trout on Ice!
One ofmy favorite way's to fish for trout is through the ice, over theyears we have had some very good days on some of our lakes here inAlberta. Two in particular get me going and get my mojo going LowerChain Lake in Athabasca, and Spray Lakes Reservoir. Lower Chain hasRainbow, Brook and Brown Trout and Spray Lakes has Lake Trout and myfavorite way to get them is with Wire Worms. Now wire worms can comein many different shapes and tied with different material, but to mea real wire worm is wrapped by hand with real dead soft copper. Thecopper gives the worm just enough weight, thedifference in quality and the slight difference in weight makes a bigdifference in the trout hitting the worm or swimming away.A Rainbow Trout with a Jackfish Lures #8 Red Wire Worm.
To havea big day ice fishing for trout with Wire Worms you need the rightline at the right weight. I have become a big fan of the SufixPerformance Ice Braid, I have it in 8lb, 10lb, and 20lb. We use the8lb on our Perch rigs, the 10 on our trout rigs and the 20lb for pikeand Walleye. The line is so far superior to anything I have usedbefore it's the finest Ice Braid out there. For mono I like the CajunOptix and the Cajun Advantage in Red, the Cajun is an outstandingline for ice fishing. These are the only lines I use when Icefishing, I love the quality. For trout I use the 10lb Sufix IceBraid, and one of my Jackfish Lures Wire Worms tied on with a Palomarknot, and three pink maggots added to the business end of the wireworm. It hangs upright and the pink maggies move around just enoughto move the wire worm without having to be dramatically wild with thejigging motion. Often I will simply raise the worm a foot and let itfall back and sit with the maggies working. That is when the troutsmash it, they will swim up and just hammer it, making it easy to setthe hook right in the lip.Another nice Rainbow on ice.We keep a few for pan and the rest go back.
My wifeLaura will take a small piece of shrimp add it to the wire worm andplace two pink maggies she does very good like that. I will thread ona live dew worm to my wire worm from time to time to offer somethingdifferent. I will even add a drop of Kick'n Bass to my wire worm oncein a while and let it soak in between the wrapped wire. Kick'n soakedworms loaded with maggies seem to outperform the non soaked wormsnearly 2 to 1. So you can imagine why I like the Kick'n scentproducts so much, in fact the whole Jackfish Lures Pro/Staff highlyrecommend the Kick'n Bass line of scents. Wire worms make for a veryfun day ice fishing for trout, Brook Trout, Rainbow's, Brown Trout,and Lake Trout will hammer this presentation. So look for a goodquality Wire Worm at your local tackle shop, if you can't find themyou know how to get in touch with me. Find the trout, get a worm intheir face, keep your line tight & have fun it's that simple!Gary Love, #69 Team JackfishLures, WFN Ambassador Athabasca, Alberta.