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Offline arcticcatz

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Your best tip
« on: Jan 13, 2010, 01:09 PM »
If you had to give a beginning fishermen ONE tip about icefishing (panfish). What would it be?


Mine would be to downsize, light line, light action pole, small jig.

Offline NewportMe

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Re: Your best tip
« Reply #1 on: Jan 13, 2010, 01:55 PM »
Make sure you are dressed warmly, or the day might suck.

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Re: Your best tip
« Reply #2 on: Jan 13, 2010, 02:08 PM »
buy a flasher
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Offline RIfish

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Re: Your best tip
« Reply #3 on: Jan 13, 2010, 02:13 PM »
Buy good stuff, (tip ups, warm cloths,boots,augers,)the first time,you will save in the end.and enjoy being out there.
How are the edges ?

Offline bobbyfish64

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Re: Your best tip
« Reply #4 on: Jan 13, 2010, 02:18 PM »
Take a buddy...you never know when youll learn something new..or when youll teach someone something new...not much better than a pile of fish and a big smile of a newbie!!!
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Offline jmh58

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Re: Your best tip
« Reply #5 on: Jan 13, 2010, 04:57 PM »
Have an open mind and fun!! John
A great rabbit chase ends with a BANG!!  Lookee there....I got a bite!!

Offline Wiener

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Re: Your best tip
« Reply #6 on: Jan 13, 2010, 05:15 PM »
Join the ice shanty !!



Offline fiesty

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Re: Your best tip
« Reply #7 on: Jan 13, 2010, 06:08 PM »
dress warm.....
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Offline Swift

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Re: Your best tip
« Reply #8 on: Jan 13, 2010, 08:03 PM »
Don't believe everything you hear, especially here  :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: Every lake and trip is unique, open your mind to options, there is no single answer/approach that solves all situations.

Offline bluegillhunter3694

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Re: Your best tip
« Reply #9 on: Jan 13, 2010, 08:29 PM »
Don't give up.


Offline geothefisher

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Re: Your best tip
« Reply #10 on: Jan 14, 2010, 08:18 AM »
Dress warm, and take plenty of food, drink and friends!  Most of all HAVE FUN!   :icefish:
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Re: Your best tip
« Reply #11 on: Jan 14, 2010, 08:23 AM »
Dress warm, and take plenty of food, drink and friends!  Most of all HAVE FUN!   :icefish:

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Re: Your best tip
« Reply #12 on: Jan 14, 2010, 04:49 PM »
Have fun and be safe.............. ;D ;D ;D

Offline Zern

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Re: Your best tip
« Reply #13 on: Jan 14, 2010, 06:01 PM »
My tip would be to stay with the crowd. you know the ice is safe and folks are around to ask questions.
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Offline slipperybob

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Re: Your best tip
« Reply #14 on: Jan 14, 2010, 06:45 PM »
Use a spoon...but get rid of the split rings.

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Offline nefarious

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Re: Your best tip
« Reply #15 on: Jan 15, 2010, 05:42 PM »
there are busy days, and there are slow days.  learn to love them all!

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Re: Your best tip
« Reply #16 on: Jan 16, 2010, 06:18 AM »
When you can...use Fireline.

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Offline BIGCREW

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Re: Your best tip
« Reply #17 on: Jan 16, 2010, 07:26 PM »
just a little tip for the tip up fishin,I use a button to keep my bait in the same depth,or when I dont have a button on the line I use a half of a tooth pick just make a slip knot insert the pick pull it tight and now you can get your bait where you want it every time.

Offline tundraman

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Re: Your best tip
« Reply #18 on: Jan 17, 2010, 07:22 AM »
dont pee into the wind ;)
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Offline slipperybob

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Re: Your best tip
« Reply #19 on: Jan 17, 2010, 04:13 PM »
Never turn your back to the heater or fuel burning lantern, then bend down to pick something up... :o

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Offline mealworm

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Re: Your best tip
« Reply #20 on: Jan 17, 2010, 06:31 PM »
don't just try to spool 200' of mono on a tip up,use dacron line with a leader, i brought this guy fishing for his first time and all his tip ups were just spooled with mono,he ended up with a huge not

Offline spikeit

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Re: Your best tip
« Reply #21 on: Jan 17, 2010, 09:55 PM »
make sure your flag will go up when you get a fish.  twice i have seen people get spooled without the flag ever going up.

Offline BIGCREW

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Re: Your best tip
« Reply #22 on: Jan 18, 2010, 11:48 PM »
heres another 1 for,make sure you check all your equipment before heading out.many years ago a friend of mine wanted to get into ice fishing,goes and buys himself 5 tip ups,went to the bar till closing then comes fishing,he didn't get a flag all day but still managed to land a few,HE HAD THE LINE ON WRONGE!!!well that was his first and last time on the ice,and I ended up with the tip ups.so should you take a drunk fishing or not? I say at least 1 time every one deserves a good laugh now and then

Offline BlueDuck

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Re: Your best tip
« Reply #23 on: Jan 24, 2010, 01:58 PM »
Go often.  Stay late.

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Re: Your best tip
« Reply #24 on: Jan 24, 2010, 02:03 PM »
catch fish  ;D
THE SWEDISH (MEATBALL) PIMPLE IS GOING DOWN

ITS BETTER TO JIG WITH LIVE BAIT THEN TO BE A MEATBALL ON THE COUCH

Offline coreyl302

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Re: Your best tip
« Reply #25 on: Jan 24, 2010, 02:17 PM »
keep moving
It's the journey, not the destination.

Offline IceMan08

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Re: Your best tip
« Reply #26 on: Jan 24, 2010, 08:02 PM »
Always use flurocarbon as a leader because its invisible in the water.

Offline slipperybob

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Re: Your best tip
« Reply #27 on: Jan 24, 2010, 09:08 PM »
I use flourocarbon lines and they are very visible in the fish tank...

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Offline IceMan08

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Re: Your best tip
« Reply #28 on: Jan 24, 2010, 10:34 PM »
Well of course its not totally invisible that would be imposible with todays public technologie, however it is near invisible with its light refrative index being close to that of water thus making it a very smart choice for your leader material.  Also it has very good strength and abrasion resistance qualities.  I use flurocarbon not only for leaders but basically every real I own is totally spooled with it.   ;D

Offline Phouvieng

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Re: Your best tip
« Reply #29 on: Jan 24, 2010, 11:57 PM »
Well of course its not totally invisible that would be imposible with todays public technologie, however it is near invisible with its light refrative index being close to that of water thus making it a very smart choice for your leader material.  Also it has very good strength and abrasion resistance qualities.  I use flurocarbon not only for leaders but basically every real I own is totally spooled with it.   ;D

With that said, here's a tip for you.. Spool with braid and use fluorocarbon as a leader. Longterm wise, more cost effective as the braid will never go bad and one spool of fluorocarbon will last you a long time.

 



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