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Offline Martian

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anybody tip up fish after dark?
« on: Feb 16, 2013, 08:16 AM »
  we fish lakes with panners, and pike as much as often, but with flags, it is usually, 7-12, , 3 till dark. With a lull in between. tonight we are considering, going with lanterns, after some specs, should we keep traps in?We seldom catch gills after dark, just wondered if pike shut down also. I ask this , because of all the threads on lights for traps lately, thanks

Offline bearbgone

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Re: anybody tip up fish after dark?
« Reply #1 on: Feb 16, 2013, 08:53 AM »
Walleye are good after dark but Northern don't have the night visions of a walleye and they shut down.




Offline Rick Larson

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Re: anybody tip up fish after dark?
« Reply #2 on: Feb 16, 2013, 09:17 AM »
Walleye are good after dark but Northern don't have the night visions of a walleye and they shut down.

I generally agree, but I have caught northern after dark too.

Offline beeverfishing

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Re: anybody tip up fish after dark?
« Reply #3 on: Feb 16, 2013, 09:52 AM »
walleye is my target after dark.  Crappie can also be very productive targets..
One suggestion I would make is to have some way of determining if the flag is up !  I prefer lil' shiner tip up lights.  You can make your own lights (do a search here, several post on making your own).
Others prefer to use some type of reflective tape and shine a light on them occasionally.  Either way works.  I just prefer lights as I get to see the "flag" immediately and theres nothing like seeing that flashing light waving in the darkness.   :tipup:
  

Offline Edm87

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Re: anybody tip up fish after dark?
« Reply #4 on: Feb 16, 2013, 11:16 AM »
I caught my first waldo at night on windlass tipup.

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Re: anybody tip up fish after dark?
« Reply #5 on: Feb 16, 2013, 05:49 PM »
i'v caught quite a few northerns at nite, a few good ones too.they not a good fish to target at nite but i have had some hot pike bites at nite.so imo i would deff set traps  for pike while you fish for specs

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Re: anybody tip up fish after dark?
« Reply #6 on: Feb 16, 2013, 06:21 PM »
We love setting out a string of tip ups for walleye at night. We play cribbage and take turns checking the traps until the sun comes up.

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Offline icehook17

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Re: anybody tip up fish after dark?
« Reply #7 on: Feb 16, 2013, 08:57 PM »
I've also caught northerns in the dark.  :tipup:

Offline Rick Larson

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Re: anybody tip up fish after dark?
« Reply #8 on: Feb 16, 2013, 09:17 PM »
Just in case you missed my post under the video section, I recently caught a pike after the sun set:


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Re: anybody tip up fish after dark?
« Reply #9 on: Feb 17, 2013, 11:05 AM »
We have caught some very respectable Pike so far through the ice on tip ups after dark, but on a very clear water lake. I don't think you will do good on pike after dark on a darker water lake. I would say in general a clear water lake will always be better for night fishing than a dark water lake.

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Re: anybody tip up fish after dark?
« Reply #10 on: Feb 17, 2013, 11:13 AM »
I've left mine out all night, came back before sun up and had a pike on.   Not very common though.  Usually if I leave them out all night and there's a flag in the morning, you can count on it being a walleye.

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Re: anybody tip up fish after dark?
« Reply #11 on: Feb 17, 2013, 03:42 PM »
No.
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Re: anybody tip up fish after dark?
« Reply #12 on: Feb 17, 2013, 03:59 PM »
I'd set up for big cats in the dark.
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