We are with the Griz in St. Paul, MN. Here is how to hook your minnow. If you go through the head the minnow will spin on your hook.
You need to go through the mouth and up the head. Then the minnow will not spin.
Drop your jig to the bottom. Lift and drop. Lift and drop. Get ready you will get a fish.
They come in all sizes. Sometimes big and sometimes small. In the Mississippi you never know what you will catch. It might be a walleye or a catfish, or small mouth bass, or other.