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Pike on Tip-Ups

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Basically i look for the same areas...i like the steep drop off with lots of weed cover. I guess it depends on where i am, but i usually fish in 12-15 foot of water...and set it around 7 feet down or so and do very well on pike

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I have fished for pike for a number of years and have caught them from 3 - 25 feet of water. Ideally if you can find drop offs 6 -12 feet with weeds your in business. I was out in Wayzata bay this am and caught 6 pike in 3 hrs. All on a drop offs. Medium to large shiners with a spinner and treble, on a firewire leader and you should start seeing more flags.
Good Luck

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My largest pike have come from 30-40 feet of water where the crappie are hanging out, but this is in February.

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In ND we put a smelt under a tip up on a big trebble hook. Hook goes up through the center of the smelt with two hooks exposed and one in the smelt. Then put a fathead through the tail on one or both of the exposed hooks. Dinnertime!

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I have ice fished for years, but am just now getting into the northerns. I really enjoy catching them on the tip up while I fish for other species. What is the best area, depth, structure to put out the tip ups? I have just been putting my herring in about 10ft out from the weedlines and doing very well, but there isn't much method to my madness. Any ideas?

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