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No live bait tip-up? What else is ther?
« on: Nov 22, 2010, 04:42 PM »
Where I live live bait is a no no on most of the lakes. So what could I use to produce walleye? I know smelt and have tried it, no luck. I have had a great time with tip-ups for pike with smelt. Ive also caught ling on smelt to but no walleye. thanks for your help!

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Re: No live bait tip-up? What else is ther?
« Reply #1 on: Nov 23, 2010, 05:59 PM »
Try Berkley Gulp! or some of the knock off scented plastics.
These would work better on a windless tipup, so that they would have some action as well.

I have tried, (but not caught anything yet) using a three way rig with a small bell sinker to hold the rig in place, and then a spin -n- Glow off the other side of the three way.
I put on a spawn sack or some of the Berkley Trout powerbait dough.

As I have said, nothing on this rig yet, but I have high hopes.


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Re: No live bait tip-up? What else is ther?
« Reply #2 on: Nov 23, 2010, 06:55 PM »
Night Crawlers ???...in Maine that is not a "Live Bait"!!

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Re: No live bait tip-up? What else is ther?
« Reply #3 on: Nov 24, 2010, 11:14 AM »
Hey thanks guys it a little help. Yea you can use worms here its just that you cant use live minnows. I think I am going to pick up a windless tip up today.

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Re: No live bait tip-up? What else is ther?
« Reply #4 on: Nov 24, 2010, 06:33 PM »
Hey thanks guys it a little help. Yea you can use worms here its just that you cant use live minnows. I think I am going to pick up a windless tip up today.
Be careful, I bought 5 HT winlass tip up's two years ago for like $15 A pop and they were junk. Reguardless of how hard I tryed to set them they never really lifted and dropped the way they were suposto. Just be warry that they may not be all there cracked up to be. just my opinion.

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Re: No live bait tip-up? What else is ther?
« Reply #5 on: Nov 24, 2010, 11:10 PM »
Had a similar situation with a couple of "new" windless tipups.

Went to the hardware store and bought a couple of different springs.
I played around with it until I got them to work.  (hey we all need projects for when there's no ice.)

I now have one that is marked specifically for large bait (due to the large spring) and the others are all working very nicely.

Hope this helps,

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Re: No live bait tip-up? What else is ther?
« Reply #6 on: Nov 25, 2010, 08:01 PM »
Had a similar situation with a couple of "new" windless tipups.

Went to the hardware store and bought a couple of different springs.
I played around with it until I got them to work.  (hey we all need projects for when there's no ice.)

I now have one that is marked specifically for large bait (due to the large spring) and the others are all working very nicely.

Hope this helps,

Wiener
it does  help, but did you go to a smaller spring?

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Re: No live bait tip-up? What else is ther?
« Reply #7 on: Dec 07, 2010, 07:28 PM »
what kind @#$% is that? how are you supposed to catch walleye without minnows? move to mn or wi. :tipup:
When hell freezes over Ill Ice fish there too

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Re: No live bait tip-up? What else is ther?
« Reply #8 on: Dec 10, 2010, 11:30 PM »
Well we can just not on the "ol mighty Moe" up north we can us what ever we like damn near.

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Re: No live bait tip-up? What else is ther?
« Reply #9 on: Dec 11, 2010, 06:39 AM »
Ice Rogue,

I used different springs for the large baits.  The original springs work ok for small minnows, but are too weak when you use large baits for pike.

I attached another spring to my windless tipups so I can use both springs if needed. 
This allows me to adjust the tension depending on what I am fishing for.

When I want more tension, I dig out my needle nose pliars and attach the 2nd spring.
If I am fishing with small minnows instead of Shiners or suckers, I just unhook one side of the 2nd spring and I'm back to the original set up.


Hope this helps,

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Re: No live bait tip-up? What else is ther?
« Reply #10 on: Dec 11, 2010, 11:21 PM »
I do not like tip-ups without live bait.  I would go with worms on tip-ups, and use a jigging rap on a rod.

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Re: No live bait tip-up? What else is ther?
« Reply #11 on: Dec 20, 2010, 05:46 AM »
We have some lakes that have no live bait rules on them and have caught lots of lakers on dead bait and some really nice landlocked salmon as well.  The rules here are no possession of live bait on the ice so we kill our bait before going out.  It is usually slow fishing but it works.

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Re: No live bait tip-up? What else is ther?
« Reply #12 on: Dec 21, 2010, 07:47 PM »
i would say gulp

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Re: No live bait tip-up? What else is ther?
« Reply #13 on: Dec 22, 2010, 09:45 AM »
If you want to experiment for walleye you might try this:  Fireeye Minnow 3/16 or Macho Minnow in Perch Superglo with either two perch eyes or single walleye eye under a tip-up that provides some action.  Both lures have a very light drop and don't require much lift to get action.  Found eyes far exceed catching ratio compared to frozen minnows.  Can't use live bait up here either.  Presentation great on a rod, may work well on a moving tip-up.  As I said, could be an interesting experiment.

 

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