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No.IDea

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Hayden Lake
« on: Jan 09, 2013, 09:53 AM »
Has anyone tried Hayden Lake on the north end for pike yet?

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Re: Hayden Lake
« Reply #1 on: Jan 10, 2013, 02:44 PM »
I have heard that people have been fishing it for over a week now.  I haven't been there myself yet.

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Re: Hayden Lake
« Reply #2 on: Jan 10, 2013, 08:57 PM »
I know there's been guys fishing from Sportsmans but that's the only location I've heard about on Hayden.  I met one fella who'd been out there on New Years Eve and pulled one decent pike up then.  I haven't seen it this week so I can't vouch for the ice conditions right now.

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Re: Hayden Lake
« Reply #3 on: Jan 11, 2013, 10:08 AM »
Has anyone heard much about crappie on Hayden? Hoping to make the trip over this winter.

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Re: Hayden Lake
« Reply #4 on: Jan 11, 2013, 10:30 AM »
Although it was warm for a few days, this cold snap should tighten things back up again. Maybe head out there Sunday for a little

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Re: Hayden Lake
« Reply #5 on: Jan 14, 2013, 11:00 AM »
Fished Hayden yesterday for a few hours, with no luck. The second I walked on the ice, there was a decent pike pulled from a tipup, but nothing after that.

Ice was great, very solid. I think that the warm temps melting the snow then the cold snap really solidified things.
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Re: Hayden Lake
« Reply #6 on: Jan 14, 2013, 11:37 AM »
Does Mokins Bay have good ice on it?

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Re: Hayden Lake
« Reply #7 on: Jan 14, 2013, 01:55 PM »
How thick was the ice on the north side?

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Re: Hayden Lake
« Reply #8 on: Jan 14, 2013, 02:32 PM »
How thick was the ice on the north side?

I'd say it was 5-6 inches. Beautiful smooth ice under a light snow.

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Re: Hayden Lake
« Reply #9 on: Jan 14, 2013, 02:36 PM »
Does Mokins Bay have good ice on it?

The entire north end appeared to have ice. I stayed about 100 yards off the boat launch, but almost on the horizon south of me I saw one guy with a power auger drilling holes. I'd imagine it's similar at Moskins.

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Re: Hayden Lake
« Reply #10 on: Jan 14, 2013, 07:57 PM »
Thanks for the report No.IDea.  That's a bit thicker ice than I expected.  I'll have to check it out soon.  Good luck next time you're out.

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Re: Hayden Lake
« Reply #11 on: Jan 15, 2013, 02:19 PM »
Question: When you're running tip ups for pike, how are you determining depth and keeping (assuming you're using herring or perch) your bait from hitting the bottom?

I routinely dead bait for pike in the fall and spring and always use a slip bobber, but the tip up thing is somewhat new for me. Any help here?

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Re: Hayden Lake
« Reply #12 on: Jan 15, 2013, 03:41 PM »
you have two options: set the depth using a sonar 1-3' off bottom or use a lead weight attached to your hook to find the bottom, measure up your desired distance from bottom, mark the tipup line, retrieve the lead weight, put your bait on and set the tipup to the mark on your line

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Re: Hayden Lake
« Reply #13 on: Jan 15, 2013, 05:27 PM »
That's pretty much what I've been doing; only problem is the lack of the monsters under the bait!

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Re: Hayden Lake
« Reply #14 on: Jan 15, 2013, 07:57 PM »
You want to make sure that the bail is horizontal in the water. It is about hook placement and you can add a finish nail to the bait if needed

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Re: Hayden Lake
« Reply #15 on: Jan 15, 2013, 11:15 PM »
Ill probably end up goin out in the morning, hopefully I can hook in to some. Have there been alot people out there??

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Re: Hayden Lake
« Reply #16 on: Jan 16, 2013, 12:45 PM »
Ill probably end up goin out in the morning, hopefully I can hook in to some. Have there been alot people out there??

When I was out Sunday, there were only a couple of people with their tipup strings.

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