"Bayou Bill" Scifres
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Ice Fishing Tip
Copyright © 2003 by Bill Scifres

Phil Hawkins, the Franklin omnifarious outdoorsman, and his sidekick brother-in-law, Johnny Boyd, have come up with the best ice fishing tip we have heard in a spell. Phil and Johnny, who have been snaking out their share of the slab bluegills this winter, attribute their success to changing from tiny ice jigs to 1/64th (one sixty-fourth) ounce jigs dressed with dark material (the hook point tipped with bee moth larva). This tends to hook fish in the upper lip and makes unhooking fish faster with fewer injuries to fish that are to be released, they say.
Phil also puts his artistic talents to work with a line drawing to illustrate the point.


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