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01-08-2004, 07:12 PM
I fish for piKe and walleye and use mostly sucker minnows about 3 inches long have used dead smelt a time or two but had little luck. Anyone use anything different or with a diffrent presentation? I use a double trebble hook set up with a #12 in the snout and a #10 in the tail on a tip-up.
01-19-2004, 05:42 AM
I only use quick strike rigs when I'm after big Pike. 15 pounds and up. And big Lakers. Dead Ciscoes are my bait of choice.
For Walleye and small to mid size Pike I much prefer a single hook. Usually a Northland Jig-A-Bit or Swimming jig with a lively shiner (gold or spot) or sucker. And at times I will throw on spoons or the "spoons" that are a disk of hammered gold with a single eye on them. Can't think of their name right now.
01-27-2004, 05:17 PM
I use a #2 stinger treble on a 6 inch steel leader and a split shot about a foot above the hook. During first ice I use 10 - 12 inch suckers and as the season goes on I switch to 5-6 inch Golden Shiners and when the ice is really old I use dead shiners. I always hook my bait just behind the dorsal fin and under the backbone. I have a shiner in my bucket right now that I caught 5 hammer handles and a nice bass on it and he's still alive. I don't wanna knock your way of doin things but I'd jsut leave the one hook in the tail and take the other one out, it limits it's amount of movement and you want as much as possible ;-)
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