Author Topic: Tip-downs for perch  (Read 774 times)

italianice77

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 88
  • have a crappie day!!!
Tip-downs for perch
« on: Jan 02, 2017, 06:07 PM »
I built a couple of homemade tip-downs and was woundering if guys use them for perch and what do you use. Any info would be great....... :)thanks
it's all fun and games till somebody looses a walleye!!

FishWiz

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 108
Re: Tip-downs for perch
« Reply #1 on: Jan 02, 2017, 06:10 PM »
I have used homemade ones for 8 years for perch crappie all the panfish I mostly use a small jig tipped with a minnow

Idahogator

  • Iceshanty Militia
  • Team IceShantyholic
  • *
  • Posts: 7,546
  • Muckeltonian Society
Re: Tip-downs for perch
« Reply #2 on: Jan 02, 2017, 06:15 PM »
No live bait use here.

Perch eye on # 12 treble, never misses.
      

tench

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 1,234
Re: Tip-downs for perch
« Reply #3 on: Jan 12, 2017, 12:29 AM »
1/2 or 3/8oz egg sinker at the end of your line, snelled hook one foot above, and a second a foot above that if your state allows it... Rig with whatever live or natural bait you see fit and set so the sinker is just touching the bottom. Caught perch, walleyes, pike, crappie, and burbot on this rig.
The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable,
a perpetual series of occasions for hope.
~John Buchan

deerefishyfishy

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 40
Re: Tip-downs for perch
« Reply #4 on: Feb 14, 2017, 06:44 AM »
I routinely catch more keeper perch on my tip downs than I do jigging. Jigging seems to work if you like catching dinks, but I set my tip downs about 6 inches off the bottom with a fathead or rosie hooked through the back just ahead of its dorsal fin. Seems to keep most of the dinks away and is usually pretty effective at landing some keepers. If you hook the minnow too far back then you will miss a lot of hooks since fish seem to attack them head first.
A bad day of fishing beats a good day at work!!

Early to bed, early to rise
fish all day and make up lies!

Hando

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 391
Re: Tip-downs for perch
« Reply #5 on: Mar 07, 2017, 02:01 PM »
I routinely catch more keeper perch on my tip downs than I do jigging. Jigging seems to work if you like catching dinks, but I set my tip downs about 6 inches off the bottom with a fathead or rosie hooked through the back just ahead of its dorsal fin. Seems to keep most of the dinks away and is usually pretty effective at landing some keepers. If you hook the minnow too far back then you will miss a lot of hooks since fish seem to attack them head first.

I fish them very similar but use a #12 treble hook.  The smaller perch can't get the whole bait in at once with the treble and the bigger fish have no problem but also don't come unbuttoned when they suck in the entire minnow.  If I am on a better fish without having to worry about dinks or the bite is lighter I go with an emerald or fathead on a single gold #8 bait holder.  Other baits include fishing just the head or a perch eye.  Good Luck!
"3/4 of the Earth's surface is water, and 1/4 is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn."

 


Follow Iceshanty at Twitter Iceshanty Facebook Page Iceshanty Youtube Channel
Iceshanty | MyFishFinder | MyHuntingForum
Contact | Disclaimer | Privacypolicy | Sponsor
© 1996- Iceshanty.com
All Rights Reserved.