Stinger Hooks through the Ice

Sting’r hooks from Northland Tackle are a mainstay on the Detroit and Saginaw Rivers in the spring and fall. We even use them while popping hair jigs off the bottom of Lake Erie for that specialized walleye bite.  Often though they get put away when Thanksgiving passes on the calendar and December rolls around.


The question is why, don’t walleye short strike your baits on a frozen lake too? Of course they do and in this modern age of the underwater camera, it has been proven again, and again for all to take notice.  Whether you are using a jig or a spoon, half minnow or a whole, Northland has a type and size of sting’r hook to fit your needs.

Northland Whistler Jig, Northland Airplane Jig, Northland FireBall Jigs


If employing a horizontal jig you can use a three-inch slip-on Sting’r.  If you are using Northland’s FireBall Jig, then employ the 3” clip-on Sting’r

Northland’s BuckShot and Forage Minnow Spoons


One of my favorite presentations through the ice for walleye are spoons.  Their various shapes create so many different actions below the surface and will match just about any mood the walleye below may be in.  Actively feeding, taking that slow approach, or that tough bite where you have to anger them enough to strike out of pure aggression

Clam’s Fluttering Leech and Rattling Blade Spoons


Your options with spoons are even more varied than if you were using the horizontal jig.  While tipping you can use either a slip-on or clip-on two-inch Sting’r.  With a whole minnow you can use either option in the 3” variety.

Brest Bay Walleye


Next time while you are hitting the hardwater, go back into your softwater gear and bring the Sting’r’s with you to increase your hook-up rate. They work with nearly presentation and you will land more fish.  Don’t let that short strike be a whiff and miss.

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About Mason

Born off the Detroit River, raised in Ida and on Lake Erie. Anything fishing holds my interest from Walleye, Pike and Muskie to a 10 year run on the Ice Fishing Circuits around the MidWest.
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