can you midwest guys school me on ice-fishing for pike?

can you midwest guys school me on ice-fishing for pike?

Postby (MT)Montanafowler » Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:33 pm

I'm looking to get into icefishing more this year, especially for northerns. Last year i got a tip up and tried my hand at catching some perch, but i don't really know what i'm doing with the whole icefishing deal. spo can any of you guys give me some tips and tactics for catching northerns on tip ups?
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Postby Eric Haynes » Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:35 pm

This has to be a troll.
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Re: can you midwest guys school me on ice-fishing for pike?

Postby (MT)Montanafowler » Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:49 pm

Eric Haynes wrote:This has to be a troll.


thanks for your insightful reply, douche-nozzle. i wasn't trolling, i'm looking for info on how to catch pike this winter from people who have experience.
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Postby RonE » Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:51 pm

Do an internet search on the life cycle of the northern pike.........Then bait your hook with whatever it is that they eat.

next question..............
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Re: can you midwest guys school me on ice-fishing for pike?

Postby (MT)Montanafowler » Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:57 pm

RonE wrote:Do an internet search on the life cycle of the northern pike.........Then bait your hook with whatever it is that they eat.

next question..............


well, i'm looking more for where to look in a lake for them in the winter. are they in the shallows, deep water, points and stuff like that. i've never fished for them so i'm new to the whole deal with them. for bait, i'm probably going to use some sort of minnow. i'd also like to find out about good set ups for the tip up.
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Postby DeadEye_Dan » Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:36 pm

Pike like weedy edges where the elevation changes from shallow to deep, much like any predatory fish.
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Re: can you midwest guys school me on ice-fishing for pike?

Postby Bulldog0156 » Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:33 pm

Step 1: Go to Fort Peck
Step 2: Set tip-ups in 20-30 feet of water with live minnows 3-5 feet off bottom, the bigger the better
Step 3: chase flags all day

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Postby one2many » Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:28 pm

Bulldog0156 wrote:Step 1: Go to Fort Peck
Step 2: Set tip-ups in 20-30 feet of water with live minnows 3-5 feet off bottom, the bigger the better
Step 3: chase flags all day

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Re: can you midwest guys school me on ice-fishing for pike?

Postby (MT)Montanafowler » Sat Aug 09, 2014 4:33 pm

Bulldog0156 wrote:Step 1: Go to Fort Peck
Step 2: Set tip-ups in 20-30 feet of water with live minnows 3-5 feet off bottom, the bigger the better
Step 3: chase flags all day

You're welcome.


what do you recommend for tip up tackle for pike? right now i'm using dacron, a swivel on the end and some 12lb mono. is the ice line really necessary? I imagine I'd want a lot bigger mono for Peck, or a steel leader.
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Postby BrewGUN » Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:06 pm

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Bulldog0156 wrote:Step 1: Go to Fort Peck
Step 2: Set tip-ups in 20-30 feet of water with live minnows 3-5 feet off bottom, the bigger the better
Step 3: chase flags all day

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what do you recommend for tip up tackle for pike? right now i'm using dacron, a swivel on the end and some 12lb mono. is the ice line really necessary? I imagine I'd want a lot bigger mono for Peck, or a steel leader.

Replace your mono with some good fluorocarbon and you should be set, pike ice fishing isn't rocket science!
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Postby bill herian » Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:02 pm

Have you bought a power auger yet?
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Postby Goldfish » Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:29 am

Red and white daredevil with a sucker is my go to tackle.
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Postby (MT)Montanafowler » Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:26 am

bill herian wrote:Have you bought a power auger yet?


negative, the hand auger worked perfectly fine. just keep the blades honed and that **** will tear through three foot of ice. :thumbsup:
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BrewGUN wrote:Replace your mono with some good fluorocarbon and you should be set, pike ice fishing isn't rocket science!


what pound test do you recommend brew? also, their teeth don't cut the line?
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Postby DeadEye_Dan » Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:54 am

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Postby bill herian » Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:02 am

Of you break one off on #20 mono, you did something wrong.
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Postby bill herian » Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:04 am

I have 50 pound Dacron on the spool, a little barrel swivel and a couple feet of # 20 mono. Add split shot according to bait size. I forget the number of the hook, but I use smaller hooks than most guys I run into.
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Postby Eric Haynes » Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:19 am

bill herian wrote:I have 50 pound Dacron on the spool, a little barrel swivel and a couple feet of # 20 mono. Add split shot according to bait size. I forget the number of the hook, but I use smaller hooks than most guys I run into.

I prefer 6's myself. Most here use 2 or 4
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Postby jehler » Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:27 am

Cold weather gear plastered with ice armor or frabill is crucial to success
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Postby Eric Haynes » Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:36 am

jehler wrote:Cold weather gear plastered with ice armor or frabill is crucial to success

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Postby bill herian » Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:27 pm

Nice shanty, Eric.
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bill herian wrote:Nice shanty, Eric.

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Postby one2many » Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:31 pm

(MT)Montanafowler wrote:
bill herian wrote:Have you bought a power auger yet?


negative, the hand auger worked perfectly fine. just keep the blades honed and that **** will tear through three foot of ice. :thumbsup:

for just doing a couple holes a hand auger is fine. when putting in 10-20 a day,day after day you will change your tune
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Postby jehler » Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:45 pm

We have a jiffy ice auger, haul it in our otter sled with our pop up shabty, drive around pulling it all with the polaris drilling holes and dropping the marcum down till we find fish. We look really good doing it in our frabil and I've armor suits. Some days we drill 70 holes and never even get a hit, but that doesn't matter, we look so damned good that errybody on the ice will come set up next to us. Yeah, in the ice fishing world we are kind if a big deal
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Postby one2many » Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:51 pm

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Postby bill herian » Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:01 pm

jehler wrote:We have a jiffy ice auger, haul it in our otter sled with our pop up shabty, drive around pulling it all with the polaris drilling holes and dropping the marcum down till we find fish. We look really good doing it in our frabil and I've armor suits. Some days we drill 70 holes and never even get a hit, but that doesn't matter, we look so damned good that errybody on the ice will come set up next to us. Yeah, in the ice fishing world we are kind if a big deal


Get an eskimo drill, ****.
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Postby jehler » Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:57 pm

My drill has a huge auger And is super loud, everybody on the ice can hear me drilling and gets to test their boots waterproofing when they step in my holes
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Postby (MT)Montanafowler » Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:06 am

thanks for the info everyone, hopefully I can get on the fish this winter :beer: I'm gonna start buying stuff when I get home.





but i'm still not buying a motor auger.
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Postby bill herian » Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:15 am

Craig's list is worth watching for ice fishing gear.
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Postby (MT)Montanafowler » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:41 am

bill herian wrote:Craig's list is worth watching for ice fishing gear.


hmm, I'll have to check it out :thumbsup:

At this point, I'd like to get an ice hut and a heater for sure, the auger I have is perfectly good-it's an Eskimo by the way. might get some extra blades for it too. My dad offered his auger up, but the blades are shot and I couldn't tell if I could get replacements. If I get the hut, I'll get an otter sled to haul the **** in. Right now my setup is geared towards being able to hike the stuff on my back, because there's no ****' way in hell I'm driving my truck out on ice.
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