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When using tipups is it best to set up near the bottom, just under the ice, or somewhere in between.

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To me, it depends on what species you are specifically targeting. For pike, I like to fish about 3' of bottom in 6-12' of water. For walleyes, I don't use tip-ups very often. When I do, I usually go about 1' off bottom. You will probably get differences of opinion, but this works for me.

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All three depths work at different times. When I use tip ups on URL, I put them down about 6-8 feet from the ice (about half of the depth). But when that doesn't work, I just adjust them to a lower depth.

One more tip: DO NOT USE THAT CHEAP NYLON TIP UP LINE! I have lost several notherns with that stuff.

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Smartguy, what line do you use? I don't tip-up much, but would like any helpful hints for the times I do.

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bronco, the line I use is High Tech braided tip up line. Any BRAIDED tip up line will work.

The line I would stay away from is the anti freeze nylon stuff - It is shinier and not braided.

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Crappiehunter:

The answer is . . . Yes!

All three work at times. For pike, if you live in a state that lets you do three or four ice lines, stack them from a foot off the bottom ot a foot or two under the ice..

If you fish in Minnesota, which allows only two and you are fishing pike, put one a foot off the bottom for neutral/negative fish and one half way up the water column for active fish.

For 'eyes, I put one six inches off bottom and one two feet off bottom for a start, if I'm using only tips. If one tip and one jigger, I put the tip close to bottom, say, 8 inches, and jig higher up.

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I think it depends on the time of year. Early ice or late ice. In the early ice for pike I like to set up in 8-10 ft. of water in and around weeds and set the tip-up 1-2 ft. under the ice. Works very good for me in this "early ice". Even cought some nice bass this way. smile.gif Good luck: Tim

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