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Tiny baits, little fish, and a visit in the ice house from an otter

Carney’s been having good luck catching bluegills by using tiny minnow-imitator lures, many times without any bait attached. He’s partial to the lures that have treble hooks attached to the back end of the minnow imitator. (Photo by Steve Carney)

Tiny minnow imitators have been the most successful at catching large bluegills lately. Believe it or not, they work just as well without wax worms or larvae as they do with the bait, but there are instances, especially when fishing in deep water, when live bait enhances the presentation.

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