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What is the legal way of deadsticking or tip-up fishing when using treble hooks in Ontario waters? In particular, Rainy Lake. Any coments please....SB

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The regs. say your only allowed four hooks per line(two lines when ice fishin' no more than 60m from you.....you could use a single and one treble, or cut one hook off of each treble and use two trebs. I only use a couple hooks when soaking "minnows" larger than 12",and try to keep my leader wire from getting to kinky....easily making new leaders with some 30-60lb. seven strand and a pair of hemostats to neatly make your twists. I never play the wait for the second run game or give them any time to spit your offerings: I run to the hole(don't drive the quad or sled right up to the hole either) and ever so gently pick up the board so as to there is no indication that your about to jerk jaws, and lightly set hooks.....keeping constant tension on the line but never forcing em, I always tell guys to imagine that your own lips/gums had a treb. in them;if the puller of the line jerks to fast or hard he'll rip the hooks right out of the flesh especially nearing the bottom of the hole.

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Thanks Hermit, Down here in Wisconsin, we use treble hooks all the time for pike and walleye's on tip ups. I know the Canadian laws are a little different on how many hooks you use if its not a lure presentation. Thanks for the info. SB

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I use to live in Wi. as well SuperBlack.....always preferred 8 inch cisco's or larger smelt with just one treb. in Wi. Used Swede hooks for many years as well but found that you tend to loose fish say 12 lbs. or bigger with em. Some "slobs" put nails in their dead bait to weight em down thinking that the bait has to be straight in the water......these are usually the same guys that wait for the fish to swallow the bait, and when they yank the fish up (bleeding all over) and its in the slot or choose not to keep it the fish........cut the leader or tug of war the hooks out from the fish's @#ss and say "Nice release!"

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