Keeping Tip ups from false triggering while using large minnows
With BD tip-ups there are multiple sensitivity settings you can apply. The obvious ones are flat side vs. tapered side, In the groove or not. Another consideration is the direction the T must turn to trigger as it'll take just a little more pressure inward toward the spring vs. outward toward the flag. In addition to this there are couple more options some guys don't know. One is to set the main flag post on the T = more spring tension, harder to trigger. Another is to use set as normal but put the main flag post opposite side of the spindle. This is also a good way to reduce almost all of the wind-caused flags.
You might also consider hooking the minnow thru the vent (in the butthole, and back out). That minnow will struggle endlessly trying to right itself, but this can trigger strikes as well.
Hope this helps.