tip up set up for northern pike

1/26/15 @ 3:57 PM
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wale
wale
USER since 2/12/13
Im wondering what you all are using to catch northern ice fishing. I really like the frabil thermal tipup. But what line and and hook setup do you like to use?
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1/27/15 @ 1:46 PM
Ulbian
Ulbian
USER since 9/24/03
80 pound power pro. Gotta use that old muskie line for something. Flagel rigs, dead bait. The bigger and smellier they are the better.

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1/27/15 @ 11:41 AM
Rusty Duck
Rusty Duck
USER since 12/5/13
25 pound decron to 10# fluorocarbon. Number ten vmc wide gap hook.

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1/27/15 @ 10:56 AM
dell lake
dell lake
USER since 1/17/12
20 lb fluorocarbon with either a large shiner or hotdog on the end.

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1/27/15 @ 7:02 AM
wale
wale
USER since 2/12/13
What is ur thoughtz on predator rigs from northland tackle?

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1/26/15 @ 8:14 PM
journeymission
journeymission
USER since 2/27/10
50 lb braid to barrel swivel to 20 lb mono to #6 octopus hook

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1/26/15 @ 5:44 PM
Meiz
Meiz
USER since 10/9/09
I use whatever dacron or nylon line I can find over 25lb, and steel leaders.

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1/26/15 @ 4:32 PM
Paintball1084
Paintball1084
USER since 1/2/10
almost all of my 14 tip ups are rigged the same. They are all beaver dams and have 50 pound dacron main line. I use 40 pound fluoro for my leaders and number 8 red trebles. I run some with small glow beads, some with blades/beads and some plain. I have used 50 pound power pro as leaders in the past and got bit off a lot. Once I switched over to fluoro I have not got bit off yet. The downside of fluoro is you have to check your leaders after every fish to check for marks. If you are fishing in clear water a clear leader is pretty important.

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1/26/15 @ 4:07 PM
n.pike
n.pike
USER since 4/2/02
I use both flouro and a real thin braided green line 60 pound. I don't find a difference in action. I like the thin line because it's flexible and easy to wrap up in the spool. I also use the green line as a leader and it's the last 10 feet of my spool so I can kind of put the line down and know about how deep I am. Tip ups are personal preference. I've got a few Hook sets, some Beaver Dams, Polar HTs etc....Used to have some of the old classic T-tip ups. They all work if a pike is in the area. I'm not a fan of the round ones myself, but they work too and some guys love them. I use a pretty small hook. I think size 6 or 8. I like the red ones, but whatever works....

Edited on 1/26/15 4:09 PM
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