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Tonka Pike

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Curious where anyone is having luck with tipups on tonka for pike? Which bay and FOW? We would like to give it a try on friday and any help would be appreciated. Thank you!

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Shiners seem to be working better than suckers for me. Weed edges, say 12 FOW.

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Shiners and dead bait - ciscoes or smelt - are the best bait this time of year. Moby1 schooled me two years running with dead bait. Plus you can just leave it in the portable or truck without trying to keep it kicking. Just don't forget to take it out of the vehicle if parking it anywhere warm. I learned my lesson.

Don't be afraid to suspend your bait up in the water column either. Pike will pick up a dead bait right under the ice.

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minnetonka outdoors is having there tip-up contest on Sat.

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Hey mark,

Long time no talk. We should all get together for a Flag fest here soon. You know the spot HP.

Later

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Thinking the 25th. Round up the troops. Probably fish Pool 4 Monday. Let you know how it went.

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markstanley I've also had good luck with dead bait. Another thing you need to remember is that it doesn't just attract fish! I had an entire bag full of frozen smelt grabbed by somebody's dog last week on the ice. He made a B-line with it off the lake never to be seen again!! blush.gif Just a warning since this stuff does give off an odor (hence it's effectiveness).

~piker

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Hey thanks for the info..Which bay would you recomend hitting up? We plan on going dawn till dusk

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