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Fish: Northern Pike

Pike ice tips?

Post By: FishingLegend      Posted: 12/6/2017 11:28:14 AM     Points: 10    
I have ice fished siriously here for about 5 years and never pulled a pike through the hole. Can someone help me on where and how to catch a pike on ice?
I have done a lot of research and the only teqnique I have found that they are interested in is the waterdog on a tip up in about 5-10 feet of water.

And I discovered that they like 2-3 lb trout on a jaw jacker while a person new to ice fishing is hauling it in.
 Reply by: Dakota Dude      Posted: 12/6/2017 11:58:29 AM     Points: 1460    
I'd say the most important thing is going to the right lake.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 12/6/2017 2:42:30 PM     Points: 39367    
you asked this exact question last year and got some pretty good advice.. go back and look at that thread
 Reply by: FishingLegend      Posted: 12/6/2017 3:26:46 PM     Points: 10    
I am sorry about this.
I do not remember this.
I cannot find it.
 Reply by: Catcherman      Posted: 12/6/2017 3:38:13 PM     Points: 3155    
I like spoons
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 12/6/2017 3:41:48 PM     Points: 39367    
no need to apologize at all. On the left side of your screen you should see an option for "my home" click on that. It should show you some if not all your posts. You don't create threads that often so it might still be in the "my recent forum threads" section

I'm sure there might be some folks that might respond here for you, but in general people are tight lipped about how to do something for certain species like Pike and Lake trout. There's just too many people that read these threads to give up hard earned technique
 Reply by: Little D      Posted: 12/8/2017 9:34:04 AM     Points: 553    
Take some time to read up on how to make your own quick strike rigs for tip up fishing. Order a crimping tool, some crimp sleeves, blades, beads etc. A buddy and I fished quite a bit for pike last year for the first time and found the most effective line for doing this was 25 to 30lb fluorocarbon.

Test different depths on your tip rigs and experiment with different baits. Caught fish last year on whole 6-7 inch dead sucker and even caught the biggest fish of the year on a hot dog when we ran out of suckers. Have tried water dogs, but have never got a bite.

Good luck it's fun to see that flag pop up and that spool spinning like crazy! Just remember if you use a quick strike rig you can hit them right away with a hook set as soon as you feel the tension of the fish.
 Reply by: FishingLegend      Posted: 12/8/2017 11:01:07 AM     Points: 10    
Thanks, I have used a quick strick rigs before but I bet my problem is the bait and I have steel on it instead of floro.