Glo-Shot™ Spoon Ice Fishing Tips
Northland Fishing Tackle’s new Glo-Shot™ Spoon combines strike-triggering flash and flutter with the radiant colors emanating from a Glo-Shot™ Stick. The new spoon is deadly on a variety of predators from jumbo panfish to pike and walleyes.
To maximize the Glo-Shot™ Spoon’s fish-catching potential, Team Northland Pro Staffer and legendary Northwoods guide Brian “Bro” Brosdahl advises anglers fishing the new spoon to experiment with color options and jigging cadences until they find the right combination for the conditions at hand.
“It’s amazing how fish are attracted to the spoon and light stick,” he says. “The Glo-Shot™ Spoon catches fish day or night, and it’s really a standout in dark or tannic-stained lakes during the daytime. When I tested it on Lake of the Woods for walleyes and saugers, for example, it outfished all the other presentations around me, hands-down.”
The Glo-Shot™ Spoon comes in a rainbow of metallic, UV and glow color options, complimented by red, green or chartreuse Glo-Shot™ Stick choices. “Collectively, you have a broad palette to work with,” says Brosdahl. “It pays to try different patterns and combinations until you dial in a pattern. For example, I’ve had great success with a gold spoon finish and red Glo-Shot™ Stick for perch and crappies that are feeding on bloodworms.”
Tippings are likewise tweaked until the fish show a preference. Bro recommended “must-try” baits for active jigging include a minnow head, trio of waxworms and downsized IMPULSE® soft plastics. “At night, hook a live minnow through the back and let it swim around.”
Brosdahl also tests jigging intensity and motion. “Sometimes the fish prefer a subtle shake,” he says. “Other times a swimming motion or more aggressive lift-fall is better. Just don’t get too crazy, you’re not trying to snag paddlefish.
“When executing a lift-fall maneuver, give the spoon enough slack to flutter freely,” he continues. “But don’t allow too much slack in your line or you’ll miss strikes that come as the lure settles. Most fish hit during this phase of the presentation. You want to be able to feel the bite, and ready to set the hook.”
Posted on Mon, November 20, 2017
by Kyle Waterman