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Offline BlueSnow

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Under Tip Up Rigs
« on: Jan 08, 2022, 04:25 PM »
I have never really had much luck with pike or walleye under my tip ups so I decided to try something different this year.  I made a couple of quick rigs to try for panfish.  I am planning to drop a couple of small jigs a couple feet below- one with plastic and the other with a spike and see if I can entice anything. 

Making these was pretty easy, I just grabbed a spool of 20# wire, shaped and twisted.  Doesn't' look like much but it was a fairly quick project and something to do on a beautiful day with no local ice.  Also made a couple of arms and attached to some heavy mono like a perch rig, just to see how it goes. 


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Re: Under Tip Up Rigs
« Reply #1 on: Jan 31, 2022, 11:36 AM »
SOOOooooo are these like spreader bars?  What's your rig for pike and walleye look like?
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Re: Under Tip Up Rigs
« Reply #2 on: Jan 31, 2022, 01:57 PM »
Ha - to be honest these ended up being a bit of a disaster, everything became a giant tangle pretty much immediately.  I haven't been back to the drawing board, but I think I am going to stick with the crappie type rig with the two arms off of a central line, though that is still a mess...but not as bad.  If you have any ideas I'm game to try 'em out.
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Re: Under Tip Up Rigs
« Reply #3 on: Feb 03, 2022, 06:40 AM »
I'm still trying to wrap my head around why you wouldn't just fish one jig or a high low set up. 
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Re: Under Tip Up Rigs
« Reply #4 on: Feb 03, 2022, 07:40 AM »
Probably because there wasn't any ice yet and I was thinking about trying something new...

I'm still trying to wrap my head around why you wouldn't just fish one jig or a high low set up.
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Re: Under Tip Up Rigs
« Reply #5 on: Feb 03, 2022, 09:28 AM »
thats the way things come about ;)
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Re: Under Tip Up Rigs
« Reply #6 on: Feb 03, 2022, 11:47 AM »
Every now and again ya get a hit...just not this time :D

thats the way things come about ;)
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Re: Under Tip Up Rigs
« Reply #7 on: Feb 04, 2022, 08:45 AM »
Probably because there wasn't any ice yet and I was thinking about trying something new...
Yes been there many times.  I'm getting older so I'm realizing that simpler is better.......But you never know, you may come up with a million dollar idea...
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