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Title: 3 poles in Illinois?
Post by: toph2o on Jan 03, 2004, 01:05 PM
 Did I hear or read that we in Illinios can fish with 3 pole when ice fishing? All my years of ice fishing I never used one. So I went out and bought one.  Hopefully I'm to busy with 2 poles but If not whats the best way to use one of these tipups    toph2o
Title: Re:3 poles in Illinois?
Post by: ZachSchuler on Jan 03, 2004, 07:35 PM
Illinois is 3 lines except for site specific. All state park lakes for instance are 2 lines. There are some other places that are 2 lines too I believe.
Title: Re:3 poles in Illinois?
Post by: DaFish on Jan 03, 2004, 11:49 PM
I wish we could use 4 or 5.  I would like to set up more tipups.   DaFish
Title: Re:3 poles in Illinois?
Post by: jimfish on Jan 08, 2004, 11:49 AM
All of the Cook County Forest Preserves only let you use two and they want your names on them.
I think the best way to use the extra line is setting up a thermal tipup with a spreader so you can have two large shinners down there. If one dies the other will keep the dead one moving.
Title: Re:3 poles in Illinois?
Post by: toph2o on Jan 09, 2004, 06:14 PM
thanks for the tipup tip. Looks or sounds like ice is getting close but not close enough for me. Maybe a good weekend for fishing show that are in town. Also I'm on call this weekend so I cant go to far from home . more cold weather is comming again next week just to thicken the ice :'(      toph2o