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mrpike1973

tip up hook question

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hello what i would like to know is the quick strike rig better than a single hook set up i fish for pike and what is your opinion on what size style of hooks would you use i have used both but the quick strike rigs only last one time they seem to get kinked bad maybe im doing something wrong?

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I'm interested in this as well. I have always used quick strike rigs but it doesnt work too well if I want to release the fish, they always seem to swallow it and its hard to get the hooks out

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Single circle hook has always worked well with me, I also dont let fish take it too long, I hate killing fish so I will deal with a few missed hooksets throughout the year in order to increase the survival chances of the ones I do hook. Honestly most the fish that are missed I feel are smaller pike or bass, the big ones seem to usually get the hook in right away.

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For pike, I quick strike rig.. Say bait over 6 inches in length. Normally, my suckers or big goldens run in that range to up to 8 inches. Or smelt too.

I use #6 hooks and quick strike them using knotable Tyger in 30lb test.

Gotta get to those tip-ups fast to set the hook immediately. Always, and I mean always carry a long set of pliers, hook out, and mouth spreader for the pikes.

To combat deep hooked fish, lately I have been using the AutoMatic Fisherman for my set-lines. Sets the hook for you and you fight the fish on a rod and reel. Great product that has definately improved my hook-up percentages.

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Sets the hook for you and you fight the fish on a rod and reel. Great product that has definately improved my hook-up percentages.
Good thing we have our locations under our avatars. I almost yelled "FOUL"!!!

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