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Ice fishing terminology??
« on: Jan 14, 2020, 10:02 AM »
 ::) ::)   I fish NH , Maine and Vermont.
For my half century of ice fishing we used Tipups  or Traps.
When did we begin calling them TILTS?  I've fished in Vt where some fisherman balance reel and rod above the hole waiting for it to tip down to signal a fish. 
I'm to old to be confused by new terminology!!
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Re: Ice fishing terminology??
« Reply #1 on: Jan 14, 2020, 10:04 AM »
Tilts is just wrong lol

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Re: Ice fishing terminology??
« Reply #2 on: Jan 14, 2020, 10:05 AM »
I feel the same about perch, I never heard a Mainer refer to them as Jumbo's, or slabs until they started watching them guys out west in the tubes

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Re: Ice fishing terminology??
« Reply #3 on: Jan 14, 2020, 10:26 AM »
Tip ups is what I knew growing up. Maybe tilts is a regional thing coming into the area. Never heard of a perch being called a slab. Crappie yes, perch no.

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Re: Ice fishing terminology??
« Reply #4 on: Jan 14, 2020, 10:42 AM »
Its tip ups here in Michigan.never heard of a perch called a slab..slab means wide bodied panfish to me.i was born here but lived in Oklahoma for a long time after that and i still refer to crappie as specks.perch are either jumbos or dinks.

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Re: Ice fishing terminology??
« Reply #5 on: Jan 14, 2020, 11:17 AM »
::) ::)   I fish NH , Maine and Vermont.
For my half century of ice fishing we used Tipups  or Traps.
When did we begin calling them TILTS?  I've fished in Vt where some fisherman balance reel and rod above the hole waiting for it to tip down to signal a fish. 
I'm to old to be confused by new terminology!!
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tilts were actually the terminology I heard  used  for  particular devise ( see what I did there) that used a weight  that slid down when the above ice "tip up" was sprung,  the ones I saw also had a  v shaped wooden spool ( above the ice)that was fastened by a nail  but could pay line out... I was only in my teens, the guy using it was on lake Champlain and called them tilts..
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Re: Ice fishing terminology??
« Reply #6 on: Jan 14, 2020, 11:22 AM »
Give a man a fish he eats for a day .Teach a man to ice fish he has an obsession for a lifetime

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Re: Ice fishing terminology??
« Reply #7 on: Jan 14, 2020, 11:32 AM »

with the spool above the ice wouldn't that freeze up on colder days? As well as the hole freezing I fail to see how that could be considered world's best but hey just my two cents

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Re: Ice fishing terminology??
« Reply #8 on: Jan 14, 2020, 11:33 AM »
Its tip ups here in Michigan.never heard of a perch called a slab..slab means wide bodied panfish to me.i was born here but lived in Oklahoma for a long time after that and i still refer to crappie as specks.perch are either jumbos or dinks.

Yup.

Gills...slabs or bulls
Specks...slabs or paper plates
Perch...jumbos
Pike...hammer handles ( small ) or " Boot" ( large ). Buddy and I started  calling them that years ago when spearing them. If one came into the hole with a head as big as a boot ( bunny style) it was a good one.
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Re: Ice fishing terminology??
« Reply #9 on: Jan 14, 2020, 11:39 AM »
Smelt and Smelts.....
Im going smelt fishing...
Or..
Im going smelts fishing??       ::)
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Re: Ice fishing terminology??
« Reply #10 on: Jan 14, 2020, 11:40 AM »
Smelt and Smelts.....
Im going smelt fishing...
Or..
Im going smelts fishing??       ::)
smelt fishing.as in i caught alot of smelt today.not alot of smelts.

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Re: Ice fishing terminology??
« Reply #11 on: Jan 14, 2020, 11:43 AM »
Yup.

Gills...slabs or bulls
Specks...slabs or paper plates
Perch...jumbos
Pike...hammer handles ( small ) or " Boot" ( large ). Buddy and I started  calling them that years ago when spearing them. If one came into the hole with a head as big as a boot ( bunny style) it was a good one.
boot to me means a old dark salmon thats as dark as a brown or black boot.lol

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Re: Ice fishing terminology??
« Reply #12 on: Jan 14, 2020, 11:54 AM »
smelt fishing.as in i caught alot of smelt today.not alot of smelts.

X2. I never use 's' or 'es' at the end of any fish species. Not supposed to either. Basses, perches, bluegills, crappies, pikes, walleyes...just not right. But there is salmons and trout's. 🤣
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Re: Ice fishing terminology??
« Reply #13 on: Jan 14, 2020, 12:00 PM »
Smelt is always singular in Minnesota. I think that the Main contingent use the plural but it always sounds odd to me.
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Re: Ice fishing terminology??
« Reply #14 on: Jan 14, 2020, 12:02 PM »
tip-ups, traps tilts...all based on design of device.
I agree, slabs are wide bodied panfish where SLOBS are big predators (and my brothers John and Mike).
shiners, minnows, pinfish. smelts are all (usually) live fish used as bait but are different species.
Worms, dillies, crawlers, waxies, spikes, grubs are different small baits used mainly on jigs.

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Re: Ice fishing terminology??
« Reply #15 on: Jan 14, 2020, 12:04 PM »
Shanty, shack, bob house,  shelter .. ::)
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Re: Ice fishing terminology??
« Reply #16 on: Jan 14, 2020, 12:06 PM »
Ive got another for you guys ,here in mass.ive heard tip ups called type.not just by old timers either.

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Re: Ice fishing terminology??
« Reply #17 on: Jan 14, 2020, 12:16 PM »
Always tip up in WI though when I first took my son at age 5 he came home and told Mom he didn't like "those fish traps", that he'd rather have a rod in hand. Makes me good with trap too. I also confess to affectionately calling them "tippys" but that's strictly me.

Shanty, shack, bob house,  shelter .. ::)

All OK, especially shack or shanty but never "hut"... That's just, well, never mind.

And smelt in WI is always "schmelt" though I hear and occasional "schmelts" but there's always the "sch" in it. Little pike get to be snot rockets or snakes while big ones are gators. Small walleyes are cigars and generic small pannies are dinks with good one being jumbos (perch) or slabs (crappies) or bulls ('gills).

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Re: Ice fishing terminology??
« Reply #18 on: Jan 14, 2020, 12:17 PM »
Tilts. Probably a Massachusetts thing...
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Re: Ice fishing terminology??
« Reply #19 on: Jan 14, 2020, 12:18 PM »

Always tip up in WI though...

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Re: Ice fishing terminology??
« Reply #20 on: Jan 14, 2020, 12:19 PM »
Tilts. Probably a Massachusetts thing...

Maybe a certain region in Mass? My dad is from northborough and I have never heard someone say tilts in person.

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Re: Ice fishing terminology??
« Reply #21 on: Jan 14, 2020, 12:39 PM »
I first heard tilts from some massholes  :P not sure where they came up with that though.  weren't smartest fellers.  when I first ice fished in Maine we called em traps.  I never put s on the end of a word that can be singular or plural.  What frosts my ass is when someone says aircrafts!!?!?!?!
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Re: Ice fishing terminology??
« Reply #22 on: Jan 14, 2020, 12:46 PM »
Where I’m from in Dover, NH they are called Traps, and if you catch a perch it’s called being pissed off  @)
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Re: Ice fishing terminology??
« Reply #23 on: Jan 14, 2020, 01:14 PM »
better pissed off than pissed on.

iv'e never heard anyone say i caught a bunch of salmons or trouts. it,s like saying i,m going deers hunting.
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Re: Ice fishing terminology??
« Reply #24 on: Jan 14, 2020, 01:36 PM »
Maybe a certain region in Mass? My dad is from northborough and I have never heard someone say tilts in person.
Too funny, I was born and raised in good ole Nodsville (Northboro). I am fairly certain I heard the term Tilts used there, many moons ago.

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Re: Ice fishing terminology??
« Reply #25 on: Jan 14, 2020, 01:38 PM »
Could have been a Middlesex County thing. I have confirmed the use of this term from another former resident.

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Re: Ice fishing terminology??
« Reply #26 on: Jan 14, 2020, 01:39 PM »
better pissed off than pissed on.

iv'e never heard anyone say i caught a bunch of salmons or trouts. it,s like saying i,m going deers hunting.

Me either...just a little sarcasm there. 😉
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Re: Ice fishing terminology??
« Reply #27 on: Jan 14, 2020, 10:56 PM »
Winnipesaukee "brown" aka finless brown. When getting checked on Winnipesaukee you tell the warden you caught a brown and that's it's over there in the five gallon buck.  ;D

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Re: Ice fishing terminology??
« Reply #28 on: Jan 15, 2020, 03:26 AM »
Tip ups and or traps...Is what I’ve always known them to be...
I think I bought new Jack Traps  this year and not “ jacks tilts”....... And have used 40 up “ tips ups “ in the past and “Heritage Laker traps”.....
maybe a Worcester thing ???     I’m from the Middlesex County area and I’ve never heard anyone refer to them as “tilts”, but then again I don’t ice fish in Mass....
 
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Re: Ice fishing terminology??
« Reply #29 on: Jan 15, 2020, 03:57 AM »
Tip ups is what I knew growing up. Maybe tilts is a regional thing coming into the area. Never heard of a perch being called a slab. Crappie yes, perch no.
You never caught a slab of a white perch? My buddy got a real slob actually. 3.27 lbs. Out of Little Squam a few years back during the rotary derby.
Funny, when he pulled it up he wasn't sure what he had. He doesn't get out much. I had to tell him to pack up his s$!t and get to the board. He took first overall for the weekend and never went Sunday for the drawing.
As I said, he doesn't get out much.

 



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