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Pike Ice Fishing Tips

11/25/18 @ 11:28 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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2/26/20 @ 7:32 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

2/26/20 @ 6:40 PM
SnakeSter
SnakeSter
MEMBER since 7/9/12

Just freeze em.

2/24/20 @ 10:05 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.

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

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

2/9/20 @ 10:21 AM
SnakeSter
SnakeSter
MEMBER since 7/9/12

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

5/16/19 @ 12:48 PM
WALLEYE SWIMBAIT
WALLEYE SWIMBAIT
User since 9/26/16

HOTDOGS?? WAAAAAAAA??

Learn something new everyday

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

2/13/19 @ 8:47 AM
SnakeSter
SnakeSter
MEMBER since 7/9/12

Sounds like I should try it!!!

2/4/19 @ 2:22 PM
jaybeeturtle
User since 3/17/06

I totally agree with Reba’s Daddy when it comes to using hot dogs late season. The cheapest, oilyest, dogs that would kill ya if you ate em all the time, work best. I snip the ends off to release more scent. Great for big pike. The only reason I don’t use them more is that you will never get a bass or walleye on them. 

1/31/19 @ 10:40 PM
jaybeeturtle
User since 3/17/06

Don’t throw out those dead large shiners in late winter. I rip open the belly, pull the guts out to hang and hook in the back so the shiner hangs naturally horizontal one foot off the bottom. Do just as good or better in February as I do with live shiners

1/14/19 @ 7:17 PM
the_dude
the_dude
User since 1/10/03

I’ve never used anything but shiners.  Most of the places I fish I’m targeting pike and bass (I fish with my boy so it’s a numbers game).  

I use 30# flouro leaders with a single treble hook.

That said, I’m interested in trying dead bait.  What exactly do you guys use and where so you get it?

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