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fishing mille lacs next weekend out of mcqouids, staying in one of their houses. Wondering what to expect, Jigging for perch during the day and tip ups for walleye at night? any suggestions on tip up fishing for walleyes? have never fished for either before mostly bluegills, bass, and pike here in Mich. does anyone recommend a steel leader or use a mono leader (light line 4-8 lb)treble hook? any comments would be greatly appreciated.

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I have a great tip up system. I remove the hooks from a gold or silver kastmaster jiggin spoon. I then tie the line from the tip up to the top eye of the spoon. Next i tie 2 feet of flourocarbon 8 pound test to the bottom eye of the spoon. I will then complete the rig by tying on a #6 yellow or glow gamakatsu plain hook. Tip the hook with a golden shiner,rainbow or large fathead. The spoon size will vary with the size of bait and depth. But a good all around size i use is a 1/8 or 1/4 oz. The spoon gives off flash when the minnow swims and acts as a weight to keep the minnow in the strike zone. I also spool the tip-up with 20# dacron line. The thicker line is more forgiving on the fingers when pulling a fish up. Good Luck. Let me know how you do. Your going to one of the best establishments on the lake.... D-man

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