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Pike Ice Fishing Tips

11/25/18 @ 10:28 AM
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Merrimic91
Merrimic91
User since 6/25/07

What is the best tip up set up to use for ice fishing pike? (i.e line, hooks, bait, etc)

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TODAY @ 6:32 PM
Ulbian
User since 9/24/03

Snakester, 

Just freezing them doesn’t comply with WDNR dead bait regulations. Those came into effect a few years ago as part of the effort to slow down the spread of VHS.

More info here:

https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/documents/vhs/vhs_usingdeadfishasbait.pdf

TODAY @ 5:40 PM
SnakeSter
SnakeSter
MEMBER since 7/9/12

Just freeze em.

2/24/20 @ 9:05 AM
ayeFeesh
User since 5/17/11

What is everyone doing for dead bait preservation? I have a batch of 9-10" minnows in rubbing alcohol but no fish on them yet. Dont have a lot of confidence in them personally, feel like the alcohol scent would be off putting to fish.

2/21/20 @ 4:05 AM
jkb
User since 6/25/02

I started using big dead bait with good results a few weeks ago.9-10” sardines on a quick strike rig.

2/11/20 @ 6:07 AM
jkb
User since 6/25/02

Cheaper the better.  pinch off the ends for more scent dispersion.  They work better in waters with low visability.

2/10/20 @ 9:40 AM
pintails3
User since 4/11/19

Is there a brand of hot dogs people like best?  Going to try this!

2/9/20 @ 9:21 AM
SnakeSter
SnakeSter
MEMBER since 7/9/12

A big tasty brat might excite them monsters too! Lol It’s always worth the try!! 

2/9/20 @ 4:11 AM
jkb
User since 6/25/02

Lots of great info here.  There is not a bait big enough for big pike.  I recently caught a 26” pike that was shredded from behind the gills backwards.  It was obviously hit by a huge pike or possibly remnant Muskie.  We have been using chubs and suckers up to 8” and recently bought frozen sardines that are 9-10” long.  My son caught a 27” pike on one of them on a quick strike rig.

I once’s used a 24” sucker while Muskie fishing and had a Muskie close to 50” on for 5 minutes until it shook loose.

5/16/19 @ 11:48 AM
WALLEYE SWIMBAIT
WALLEYE SWIMBAIT
User since 9/26/16

HOTDOGS?? WAAAAAAAA??

Learn something new everyday

Ulbian- great post, good info.....

2/13/19 @ 7:47 AM
SnakeSter
SnakeSter
MEMBER since 7/9/12

Sounds like I should try it!!!

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