Author Topic: What hook sizes on your tip ups with shiners/minnows?  (Read 1047 times)

Offline Neil McCauley

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I like red VMC or Mustad size 8 treble hooks with medium shiners for lakers/pike/etc. But I never had a good reason for this choice. What hooks are others running?

EDIT: definitely size 8-10 not 14!

Offline SD Fisherman

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Re: What hook sizes on your tip ups with shiners/minnows?
« Reply #1 on: Jan 21, 2022, 12:42 PM »
I run mainly chubs and shiners on tip ups with a #6 or #8 treble. :tipup:

Offline HWeber

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Re: What hook sizes on your tip ups with shiners/minnows?
« Reply #2 on: Jan 21, 2022, 02:38 PM »
#10 trebles for most baits

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Re: What hook sizes on your tip ups with shiners/minnows?
« Reply #3 on: Jan 21, 2022, 02:43 PM »
My husband and I,... also run chubs and shiners on #6 and # 8 trebles...

Offline DR.SPECKLER

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Re: What hook sizes on your tip ups with shiners/minnows?
« Reply #4 on: Jan 21, 2022, 03:17 PM »
I only fish for pike on tipups with golden shiners.i use size 6 and 4 trebles or 1/0 to 3/0 circles.i get less throat chokers on the bigger hooks.

Offline Coosangler

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Re: What hook sizes on your tip ups with shiners/minnows?
« Reply #5 on: Jan 21, 2022, 10:19 PM »
I instantly felt better about my fishing abilities..
 I run a single hook with all bait
Regs, but it makes sense

Offline FM67

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Re: What hook sizes on your tip ups with shiners/minnows?
« Reply #6 on: Jan 29, 2022, 03:53 PM »
8s. You can catch a really big fish on a pretty small hook. You donít need more and the bait will swim more natural imo wearing a smaller hook

Offline Marauder2008

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Re: What hook sizes on your tip ups with shiners/minnows?
« Reply #7 on: Jan 29, 2022, 03:58 PM »
Size 6 or 8 gold trebels on my tip up lines. Normally use medium or large golden shiners.

Or I'll sometimes dead stick for larger pike, but still the size 6 or 8 trebel.

For some reason, I don't get as many bites with the red hooks
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Re: What hook sizes on your tip ups with shiners/minnows?
« Reply #8 on: Jan 29, 2022, 04:01 PM »
I never use trebles, depends on bait size. Usually using 8s and 10s. Sometime a 4 with big baits for pike and togue. Gama bait holder hooks.

Offline Marauder2008

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Re: What hook sizes on your tip ups with shiners/minnows?
« Reply #9 on: Jan 29, 2022, 04:07 PM »
I know one other guy who doesn't use trebels, he still catches fish. A hook is a hook. I just use what works for me
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Offline Gamalot

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Re: What hook sizes on your tip ups with shiners/minnows?
« Reply #10 on: Feb 28, 2022, 12:14 PM »
This is the question for the ages. I use small single hooks size 8 when fishing for trout but it is a double edged sword. I use light mono or flouro leaders 6-8 pound test because trout are hook and line shy in clear waters. This becomes a problem every time out because I do get bit off pretty much every fishing trip at least once or twice. I never do know what fish won the battle but I suspect Pickerel and I do get a few of them on the ice. Steel leaders would be a much better plan for the pickerel but then I would rarely ever get a trout. What works for you with the species of fish you target is a pretty personal choice but big hooks and heavy line/leaders will certainly take you out of the running for trout except Lake trout.
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Re: What hook sizes on your tip ups with shiners/minnows?
« Reply #11 on: Feb 28, 2022, 01:11 PM »
I use treble hooks and my buddy uses single #4s, he just recently switched to #4 circle hooks. We both use Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon. If you ask me the fluoro is the trick. We catch a lot of pickerel and after each catch you have to check the line and retie and start fishing again. I 17-pound test fluorocarbon without an issue and really don't lose any fish.

Offline Chris338378

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Re: What hook sizes on your tip ups with shiners/minnows?
« Reply #12 on: Feb 28, 2022, 01:15 PM »
Number 8's or 6's at the biggest.  I've caught lots of bass, perch, and pickerel with these sizes without any problems.

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Re: What hook sizes on your tip ups with shiners/minnows?
« Reply #13 on: Feb 28, 2022, 02:16 PM »
15# Seguar Invizx fluoro...1/0 circle hooks...*Golden Shiners*. Just switched from wire and trebles this season. More flags and 0 break/cutoffs.

*Long story short, if you can get/find them, Cisco are killer baits for Pike...dead or alive.
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