Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
EBass

Tipup Presentation

Recommended Posts

What do you all use? For me it depends on if I want the minnow swimming around or stay stationary. Thinking shiner minnows if we have some this winter.

If I want an active presentation I'll just use a bare circle hook and a split shot or two/maybe a bead.

If I want stationary I'll use a Fireball jig.

And somewhere in between I'll use a Gem n eye.

What's everyone else doing? Just wondering

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ooops - edit - I see you were talking eyes, I mainly use tipups for pike. On the walleye tipup I have just the gemneye, white.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have set up my two main tip ups with a simple glowing jig head on one, and a swedish pimple on the other. I will see how it goes these first few weeks and then decide if I need to do something different. I am just trying to find something that both Walleyes and Pike might take...but a big enough presentation to keep smaller perch, sunnies etc. off my flag!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quote:
I see you were talking eyes, I mainly use tipups for pike. On the walleye tipup I have just the gemneye, white.

Pike or eyes - I go after both. I like big gemneyes for pike. Pink or orange, but I don't the pike really care.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

most of the time i just use a red treble hook and a split shot up a foot or foot and a half with a 5 in sucker minnow. Set it about 6-12" of the bottom. For the walleyes. Pike set it 5-6 feet off the bottom. Works great around here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Keeping the small eye's off is the key. Caught a 10" sauger on woods that wasn't big enough to trip the flag. Swallowed the hook hardcore.

For 'eyes I will usually just go with a glowing or or gemneyes. Use big enough jigs/hooks/minnows and set the flag to the lighter setting.

For pike with big 5"+ minnows its home tied quick strikes rigs. I miss very few flags with the rigs and I can set the hook right away without waiting. On some of the metro lakes, I'll use smaller suckers and shiners and go with a 2/0 worm hook.

A key on some of these metro lakes that are loaded with bass: If that spool is going like there's no tomorrow, set that hook sooner. I've had many times, when that spools is 1/2 to 3/4 striped off by the time I get to the flag. And I dont wait to check it once the flag pops. Its usually some fat bass heading for the deep weeds. If you wait as long as you would with a pike, that hook will be buried in their gut.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I put a snap swivel on the end of my braided line,then clip on a 4 to 6 foot lindy rig with the beeds and even the spinners of various colors.......works great

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use a lot of the gamakatsu colored octopus hooks for eyes under tip ups and on rattle reels. They are very sharp and some days color really makes a difference.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quote:
For walleyes I'll put a 12-24" leader of fluorocarbon.

Yup I do that to for my walleye tipup. Pike I use a wire leader.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My walleye tip-up is almost always a natural presentation. Simple hook and split shot, sometimes a small bead above the hook. If I want it more active, the split shot are farther from the hook. Less active and they are closer to the hook.

I use the tip-up when the 'eyes are reluctant to hit my jigging lures, so it's a very natural presentation I'm looking for. Sometimes, if I want things even easier for the 'eyes, I'll use one small split shot and clip the tail fin off the minnow so it wiggles but can't really swim around much. When the 'eye takes that setup, there's pretty much no weight or resistance for it to feel.

Since my 'eye tip-up is always a low-light/nighttime presentation, I never bother with a fluoro leader. Any standard 12-lb mono works just great.

All my tip-ups have a set of small jingle bells attached to the flag/shaft so I don't have to keep looking out the window of my shelter or shining light to see if a flag is up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

for pike U use a leader of 40-50 lb mono. so long as you don't set the hook too hard you don't get bit off.( I use a jerk of the wrist, thats all) I have outfished people using steel 2-1 many times doing this.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • Six of us shot 10 on public land Saturday near Worthington.  Good day until the wind really kicked up at the end of the day.
    • I have trail camp pics of some yearlings sparring.
    • yea but dave we will never really know now will we!!!!!!!! woulda shoulda......... its  W for da good guys and  L fer dem other ones!!!!!!!!!
    • Parise Update:    Zach Parise, battling an undisclosed injury, was in a red jersey and skating on a line with Joel Eriksson Ekand Eric Staal. The goal for the past several days was for him to make his season debut this weekend. But early in practice, Parise left the ice and did not return. "I talked briefly with Chuck, but he said it was a setback. I don't know how much of a setback or anything," Boudreau said. "I know I talked to him before practice and he felt great. That's why he was in a red color and was ready to go. The next thing I know, somebody told me he went off. I don't know why he went off. Obviously, something didn't feel right."   My feelings is that he needs to be put on the LTIL and get 100%.
    • 4 at the most, maybe only 2 if they don't beat the Ravens....
    • looks like we will have a 5 game winning streak
    • Isn't the bye week like 3 weeks away? Week 9?
    • I'd just expect a 72 inch moose.  No need for that many people who have no idea what they're doing. 
    • Highly doubtful that the Vikings pull off this win if Rogers stays healthy. They will probably have to put up more than 23 points against most teams. 
    • Scrapes are appearing in numbers now.  I've seen bucks with does a few times in the past week and not even the young, dumb bucks are sniffing around yet.  Things should definitely change in the next week...
  • Our Sponsors