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Slammer Tip-ups

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I don't remember any wind flags wink.gif I do remember someone losing a polar tipup. grin.gif

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Trying to get a jump on the shopping season for more ice fishing toys.

Has anyone used, or heard of the Slammer tip-ups? Wondering if they are worthwhile.

I also heard about Heritage Laker tip-ups, any thoughts on these as well?

[This message has been edited by MT Net (edited 09-23-2004).]

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I have 30 heritage laker tip-ups and I love them. Great in deep snow, ZERO false/wind flags, and they are very well built. The down side is they are large and heavy compaired to say a Polar style. I've heard mixed reviews on them with the plastic spools. Mine are all metal spools, so I can't comment on how the new spools are working.

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Josh,
I don't really remember. I don't think it was too cold. I THINK it was about 10 degrees. Maybe Blaine remembers???

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Josh,
I don't really remember. I don't think it was too cold. I THINK it was about 10 degrees. Maybe Blaine remembers???

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30 Tip-ups?! Why so many?

Thanks, I'll look into the heritage lakers. Nothing on the Slammer tipups?

Cool video by the way.

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We are allowed 15 lines each on Lake Champlain...The wife plus me = 30. I also take a lot of people out fishing that don't have gear of thier own. I don't normally set all my tip-ups, but if it's a really slow day or I'm looking for new hot spots, it's nice to have the extras.

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I have more but I want to wait till you know me better blush.gif .... I don't want to come across as TOO much of a yahoo grin.gif

Shut up Bob...

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Blaine,
I don't know what you are worried about....I'm the one from Vermont. rolleyes.gifwink.gif

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i have to give you two(Bob and Blaine), you guys have some great and interesting video. the only problem is the more of it i see, the faster the ice needs to form,

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MT

Be sure Slammer tipups are legal in your area. Here in MN, they are not, as they are self-setting, as are yo-yo's (a little trinket a buddie in Missouri showed me).

From what I have seen in print about them, they work.

UG

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Thanks, good to know. Maybe I'll get a larger spool for my Frabil Classics.

Looks like we are the state where almost nothing is allowed.

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Thanks for pointing that out Uncle Grump. A person wouldn't know that from reading the reg booklet. I was intrigued by your post so I did a little research, here's the actual statute:

97C.325 Prohibited methods of taking fish.
(a) Except as specifically authorized, a person may not take fish with:
(1) explosives, chemicals, drugs, poisons, lime, medicated bait, fish berries, or other similar substances;
(2) substances or devices that kill, stun, or affect the nervous system of fish;
(3) nets, traps, trot lines, or snares; or
(4) spring devices that impale, hook, or capture fish.
(B) If a person possesses a substance or device listed in paragraph (a) on waters, shores, or islands, it is presumptive evidence that the person is in violation of this section.
© The commissioner may, by rule, allow the use of a nonmotorized device with a recoil mechanism to take fish through the ice.

It appears that the commish could change the rule to allow them if he so desired.

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Are downriggers legal to use in Minnesota with the line taught to the release and rod cranked over?? If so, then Slammer Tip-Ups should also be legal to use since there's no mechanical hookset - just a cranked over rod held by a release mechanism (just like a downrigger).

I hope to hear back from the Minnesota DNR about this subject soon.

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