This will be my second full season ice fishing. Everyone on here has been super helpful, for that I am so grateful.
I started dead sticking a live minnow on a spoon last year. Had good luck with this until one day. I set the rod in the rod holder on the ice and went to pee. Came back and as I approached my holes the rod bent WAY down like it was a big northern or Muskie and then recoiled back up and right down the whole. I look back at this with grin today but I was not ve happy that day.
Anyways, when people do this should they have the drag set SUPER loose? How else would this be prevented? Can you only fish these within arms reach?
A little guidance would be appreciated, I don't want to loose another outfit this year.
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