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Hey guys, going up for the second straight year to LOTW, this year we're fishing out of Wheelers point, my question is, is it worth it to try a tip up with dead bait for northerns? Last year we tried, and didn't have any luck. I've thought about setting a tip up outside the shack with a dead smelt near the bottom, but I don't want to waste my second line, any recommendations?

P.S., I don't know how deep the water will be, but I would guess around 25.


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I've tried doing that before and not had any decent luck. Did catch one northern jigging a minnow one time. So I would keep that other line for jigging. Just my 2 cents.

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I would'nt waste the second on a tip-up line unless you were fishing next to a good rock structure in the deep water.

I have yet to have my tip-up flag go up to a fish using big golden shiners or dead smelt for bait, only the wind makes your flag go up on LOW! And that is many years of trying!

I think it is a waste of time ifin'z you ask me!

I would just use a rattle reel set up for pike and using the biggest golden shiners you can find and fish that in your house as the big golden shiner will attract all kinds of fish to your jigging spoons, and you never know when misses big esox-maximus goes for that shiner!

Good Luck! grin.gif

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