Author Topic: tip up rigging for browns and brookies help  (Read 3335 times)

Offline ford62783

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tip up rigging for browns and brookies help
« on: Jan 26, 2017, 08:09 PM »
Hi maybe I have just been a having bad luck but it seems like I'm doing something that browns and brookies don't like this year I have always set my tip ups for browns about a foot off bottoms sandy and rocky bottom in no more than 20 fow with 6 lbs test and number 12 hooks with 2-3 inches bait usually iceicles or fat head minnows brookies same thing but no more than 15 fow and about 5-10 feet below ice  am I doing something wrong

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Re: tip up rigging for browns and brookies help
« Reply #1 on: Jan 29, 2017, 01:43 PM »
Try setting the tip ups 1 to 3 feet below the ice.  Also try a size 6 or 8 treble hook.
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Re: tip up rigging for browns and brookies help
« Reply #2 on: Jan 29, 2017, 04:45 PM »
Is that for browns I was always told 12 is the biggest you want to go for them

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Re: tip up rigging for browns and brookies help
« Reply #3 on: Jan 29, 2017, 05:37 PM »
It's what I have caught them on.
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Re: tip up rigging for browns and brookies help
« Reply #4 on: Feb 01, 2017, 09:32 PM »
Gotcha so basically its just bad luck or search water column a lil more in depth and structure

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Re: tip up rigging for browns and brookies help
« Reply #5 on: Jan 01, 2020, 03:26 PM »
I usually fish midway in the water column in 20-30 ft for browns but really they can be caught anywhere.

 



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