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Understanding larval baits for ice fishing

Wax worms are the caterpillar stage of the greater wax moth. They’re an exceptional bait for ice fishing on the end of a jig or just a plain hook. (Photo by John Tertuliani)
Available year-round, but most often used in the winter by ice fishermen to tip ice jigs, several small larval insects lead the sales of live bait used during this time of year. While they all work well at times, some anglers may prefer certain ones over others when seeking perch, bluegills, and other panfish, and the availability of the different forms varies with supply.
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