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Offline topher7694

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--treble or baitholder---
« on: Jan 11, 2009, 01:55 PM »
What do you prefer on your tip ups and tip downs--treble hooks or single baitholder hooks? ???

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Re: --treble or baitholder---
« Reply #1 on: Jan 11, 2009, 02:05 PM »
i'm still not sure. i've been trying both for years. sometimes, one works better than the other. :-\
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Re: --treble or baitholder---
« Reply #2 on: Jan 11, 2009, 02:05 PM »
I prefer a small treble.  I beleive they are size 14..

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Re: --treble or baitholder---
« Reply #3 on: Jan 11, 2009, 07:34 PM »
Small treble hooks, size is dependent on minnow size, under the dorsal fin.

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Re: --treble or baitholder---
« Reply #4 on: Jan 12, 2009, 10:19 PM »
I use two prong hooks and thread the minnow so that both barbs are sticking up just behind the head. If a fish doesn't let it go, nearly 100% hookup.
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Re: --treble or baitholder---
« Reply #5 on: Jan 15, 2009, 11:16 PM »
it all depends on what I am fishing.  while fishing for pike on tip ups I will use a large treble, size 2 i believe.  If i am fishing for walleye on tip up I will use a single barbed baitholder.  this past week I was fishing for pike with a large treble rigged up with two fatheads and caught my largest walleye.  I am thinking about trying some small trebles for the walleyes though.

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Re: --treble or baitholder---
« Reply #6 on: Jan 16, 2009, 11:57 AM »
Has anyone had luck with the Octopus style live bait hooks? 

I have mainly used treble hooks the last few years and wanted to try a single hook.  The Octopus style hooks look like they would work well due to the short shank and wide gap.
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Re: --treble or baitholder---
« Reply #7 on: Jan 19, 2009, 06:36 PM »
I just tied on octopus circle hooks onto 3 out of 5 of my tip-ups.  Unfortunately I have only gotten flags on the ones with the trebles so I am still undecided.  When I do have some good info I will report back.


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