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Question about treble hooks...

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I think as long as you put some beads or a spinner on it so that it is considered a "lure".

I would just use a Quick Strike Rig if you can.

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Like Dtro says, you need to add a small spinner blade to make it a lure, without the spinner, its just a hook, you need to make it into a lure, which you can do by adding a spinner blade to it.. Not only that but it adds a little flash which isnt a bad thing.

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good idea...i never thought about that.

do you what the regs are?

i know it says not to use one under the fishing regs, but doesn't mention tip ups specifically.

From state statutes:

97A.015 DEFINITIONS.

Subd. 2.Angling.

"Angling" means taking fish with a hook and line. An "angler" is a person who takes fish by angling.

From regulations, page 8:

Angling Methods

• Anglers may use only one hook. An artificial lure is considered one hook. A treble hook, when not part of an artificial lure, is considered three hooks and is not legal.

Using a tip up would fall under the definition of angling. Hope this answers your question.

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One of the worst offenders when it comes to gut hooking pike is a minnow under a tip up. If you plan to release any of the fish use a quik strike rig. No matter what way the fish grabs the bait the trailing hook catches on the outside or roof of the mouth and prevents the whole rig from going down the gullet.

In rare cases if the fish is big enough and the rig small enough the whole rig can be swallowed, but as a general rule the quik strike rig is the way to go. Hans

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One more point about using quik stike rigs, The trailing hook, if outside of the mouth,dangles and can easily catch on the bottom rim of the ice hole or on the rim of a net.

While using a net, if the hook catches on the front rim-flip the net under the fish and the mesh will turn inside out and you can usually get the net under the fish before it uses the leverage of the net to pull itself free.

I imagine you could stuff your rod down the hole to save a rim hooked pike. I have only lost fish because of the trailing trebel, never saved one. Hans

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