Good work Kyle.
I notice that you have a snap on the line, not a swivel, just the snap. For convenience of for increased action or both?
Good eye Tom, I like to use a snap on the ultra minnow jigs when I vertical jig them. It seems to give them a bucking action when jigged when paired with a fluke or minnow combo that you can't achieve while tied direct. The other option is a loop knot which I have used in the past as well. But the true answer would be both, as it sure makes it easier to switch things up when you want to change something up quickly. But this is one of the few times I use a snap to a jig. I tie direct with everything else. I like the hook eye position on the head of the Ultra Minnow jigs. Gives a great horizontal presentation. Also should note, that 2' leader was tied up to a swivel above it and tied to 6lbs Nanofil.
Great fish I’d love to catch something like that. The jigs are nice too. I want to go to Lake Winnipeg so bad heck I just want to go to Winnipeg and see town and some hockey. Fishing that lake would be a bonus. How was the fishing up there?
Lake Winnipeg is a must do trip for anyone that enjoys ice fishing. The action is incredible. The fish readily come in and smoke a bait and you have a shot at a true giant everytime you drop down. We caught 202 walleyes in 2.5 days of fishing and each of us had several plays on fish over 26" and up to 30". It can be an intimidating body of water based on the shear size and the conditions one can encounter. We lucked out and had sweatshirt weather in the dead of winter last February. I'm planning on heading back sometime this March despite the reports of the fishery declining due to netting. Dirty Water - Fish rely heavily on vibration and sound and hit like a freight train. Must do trip.