Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If you want access to members only forums on HSO, you will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member. 😀

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Texas-Ed

Rigging a Rattle Wheel?

Recommended Posts

I've lurked here for a couple of years and this forum is a great site for good info on ice fishing. I get to go ice fishing only once a year and it's up on LOW during a traditional guys fishing weekend. We don't get much hard water down around Austin, TX.

I was thinking about getting a clamp on Walleye Wheel to use while jigging with my rod.

What's the best way to rig a Rattle Wheel?

Thanks in advance!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Texas-Ed,
Spool the reel with 20# test plastic coated tip-up line,add a swivel, tie on about 3' of 6# to 10# test mono, add a size #2 "Gold" bait hook or gold Jig-a-bit jig (1/8 oz.) size, and you are in business.
Set your depth so the bait is only about 6" to 10" off the bottom.
Good Fishing!
Cliff

------------------
Cliff's Guide Service
CliffsGuideService-LakeVermilion.com
Lake Vermilion
Phone: (218) 753-2005

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great! Thanks for the quick reply. This is my 4th annual trip for ice fishing and I've got the fever bad! grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I forgot to tell you the yarn or very small bobber trick! I set my depth and then clip the bobber on the line just below the rattle reel. That way you can drop your line back down the hole after you catch a fish,wind the bobber back up to the reel and be right back to the same setting you caught the fish at.
Cliff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Heres what I use.
I rig all mine up with either coated or non-coated tip-up line. The I add a swivel and put a 3' leader or either 8lb mono or 8lb fireline.
For the bobber I use a ice buster cut for little resistance for a bite. And for my bobber stop I use a really, really small split shot and attach that to the line. That will stop the bobber and you can also remove it if you dont want to use a bobber.
I always rig mine with dacron line so its easy to grab and doesnt cut your hands as easy.

------------------
AKA PikeEye 300

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree, but setting the depth is very key. I use a peice of yarn instead of bobber to tell me where to stop letting out line. I also use my aqua-vu to see if I am at the perfect depth.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Texas,
I used a rattle reel when I was up on LOW in Dec. I agree with the other posts from above be sure you use a very small bobber if you use one at all. One other thing I did was hook 2 fatheads tail-to-tail so they are swimming in opposite directions, I caught most of my fish on this set-up.

Ole

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the yarn tip. I hope to be able to see it on my Vexilar when I drop it down the hole. I'll try the double fathead idea too!

I brought a FL-18 up with me last year and they were all making fun of me since I'm a gadget freak. Anyway, after the first day, they all wanted to fish in my house out on LOW. The next day, one of them tried to play a joke and grab the Vexilar out of the bucket. They waved and smiled as I stepped out of the snow cat and I did not know what they were grinning about. Around noon, I walked over to their ice house to get some pictures and they asked me how I was fishing without my Vexilar? I didn't know what they were talking about.

It turns out they "borrowed" some other poor saps Vexilar and they had been fishing with it all morning. The poor guy was so distraught and then so happy that evening when it was returned, that he did not even complain or hit anybody. grin.gif

[This message has been edited by Texas-Ed (edited 01-06-2004).]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • The one thing I can think of that your son could have done differently is that maybe he should have got a name from the land owner and sought out the other hunter for a discussion before hand. The hunting woods are a much safer place when everyone hunting the area knows the whereabouts and plans of each other hunter in the woods.   That's not to say that the other 50 year old guy isn't being an unreasonable, entitled, first class a hole but part of this may be due to a misunderstanding if there was not a discussion prior to hunting season. 
    • I agree with you 100%. If it were me who had the permission to hunt I would approach things differently but when my son is involved I would back down and use it as a learning lesson. I would however tell the lady that your son is not going to be hunting her land and the exact reason why. If it were my land, I would want to know.
    • Horns make some otherwise normal people crazy. I'm not a horn hunter myself and that is one reason why.  
    • Dang what a shame not cool at all. I agree with leech. That’s more than enough acreage for more than one hunter to hunt. If he had the guts to go talk to the neighbor lady and she was fine with it then all is good. If this “kid” ( old guy) has an issue with it then he needs to grow up It’s not his land. Not many kids even hunt anymore so the fact that he wants to is great. Let him hunt some and if it continues to be an issue then maybe just tell him to pull the plug? I’m also dealing with some crazy neighbors right now that continue to feed. The CO has been out many times and they still do the same thing tickets have been given and there’s been some talking. I hate to “ tadle” on others but when people think they have rights that others shouldn’t have then that’s where a CO may come into play. Not saying you need to do this but if he comes barging to the door and demanding your son leave then maybe something needs to change and maybe he shouldn’t be allowed there. 
    • Leech- I thought about that same thing.  I do not know the guy or the family, so unsure of what the dynamic is there.    Thanks for the responses.  We are going to head over there this evening and talk with the lady. My plan is take it down either way.  If she says he can still hunt, and boot the other guy, or even let them both hunt i dont think if the experience is going to be anything we are looking forward to dealing with.  We have 10 acres at our house he's hunting too, and going to do some more knocking on doors.  I get being protective over his "spot". It just bothers me that he would be so unwilling to allow a 15 yr old to experience what he clearly loves to do.  Life will go on.  We will be in Montana in Oct, chasing elk and mule deer. He wont be missing out!  Those bucks are roaming the river bottom we live on, maybe the ultimate revenge will be having a chance to shoot one of them on our own land we are grooming for wildlife together.
    • Dang, I just moved Duff higher on the LIKE count!  😕
    • Beisswengers Hardware in New Brighton.  Top sales of Honda Gens and excellent service. Beisswengers
    • I would get a dlb ladder stand and sit with my kid as much as I could.  Don't let the dude bully you if you have the right to be there as well.  She may not know the age of this person if he had his kid go down there and get permission and he is really doing the hunting?  
    • He has permission from the landowner, let him hunt. If the 50 year old does anything to affect his hunt that is "hunter harassment" and he should be charged. 
    • Obviously the guy has "passion" for "his" hunting spot.  I would try to meet him face to face with your son and see if you couldn't reasonably discuss it and come to an agreement.  Possibly do it at the landowners home if you want to put him in his place.  This of course first goes with how you feel this gentleman would be towards a talk.  After all it is not his land and he can't just bully his way around.  Now if you feel he is psychotic then don't bother.  I have a chunk of land that I can't hunt (even though I have permission and all the rights to hunt it) because the neighbor is crazy enough that he will possibly hunt me and I don't need that feeling of being hunted.  Hope you can work things out!  People get funny when it comes to hunting land especially when they know there is a bigger deer in the area. 
×