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Wife and I went to detroit lakes minn area and scored a few bass using my vodka preserved frozen minnows and cleaned up the crappie. I have used below freezing windshield washer solution before and it works just as well and much cheaper. The only difference is the minnows turn blueish and with the vodka you get a nice strong alchohol smell.

I was using my shakesphere micro series rod along with a size 2000 pflueger president spinning reel rigged with a slip bobber and used the same pink hair jig topped off with the vodka minnow all day.

 

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I may just have to try that. The other day my middle grandson and I found this new section of creek that I’ve never trout fished before. I’ve know this area for 50 years and overlooked it because of private property butting and running to the creek banks. Semi rural and even if you are respectful people will still get an attitude. That never existed. Everything was cool. Basically in my backyard. 10 min. from the house. We kicked butt there. Beautiful water conditions. For the most part caught on Panther Martins, Trout Magnets and worms. The Browns do love worms but this creek section has the biggest darters, chubs, fall fish and daces I’ve ever seen. Worm doesn’t stand a chance there. We didn’t have minnows with us. We’re going back on Saturday and I think Minnows could be a killer there, drifting them at the right depth. I think when I stop to get them one wading pale will be with water, the other will spike with the sauce and see how thing pan out for us. Was your sauce top shelf?

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4 hours ago, Spankey said:

I may just have to try that. The other day my middle grandson and I found this new section of creek that I’ve never trout fished before. I’ve know this area for 50 years and overlooked it because of private property butting and running to the creek banks. Semi rural and even if you are respectful people will still get an attitude. That never existed. Everything was cool. Basically in my backyard. 10 min. from the house. We kicked butt there. Beautiful water conditions. For the most part caught on Panther Martins, Trout Magnets and worms. The Browns do love worms but this creek section has the biggest darters, chubs, fall fish and daces I’ve ever seen. Worm doesn’t stand a chance there. We didn’t have minnows with us. We’re going back on Saturday and I think Minnows could be a killer there, drifting them at the right depth. I think when I stop to get them one wading pale will be with water, the other will spike with the sauce and see how thing pan out for us. Was your sauce top shelf?

 

Low shelf, right next to the floor mop. When i buy minnows and at the end of the day if i have a bunch left i bring them home, drain all water out and put them in a baggie, put the baggie into a small container then fill the baggie up just enough to cover the minnows then put into the freezer.

Then next time i go fishing i grab the container and put it into my cooler and when arriving at the fishing hole take them out and use. The alchohol doesnt freeze the tissue of the minnow and they are still pretty sturdy to put on a hook. I am not sure if the strong vodka smell actually attracts fish but hey ya never know.

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I may try that with some left overs. I usually don’t buy a bunch of dozens at once. Most of the time what few I have left over as I’m leaving the water I’ll give them away to someone in passing. 
 

I’m lucky enough to have a small crick behind the house where if I’m out in the evening trout fishing and head out the next morning they hold up well in the galvanized wade pail. 
 

But I think I will try that freezing of them. Got grandsons who are into the panfish fishing after we are done bass fishing for the day. Your idea is worth a try and keeps from wasting them. 
 

Thanks for sharing the tip. 

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