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Tip ups for crappie? #379
10/25/2016 10:21 AM
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I was wondering if anyone uses tip ups for crappie. I have always used tip downs, and would jump around hole to hole while those soaked, but last year I ended up catching a few crappie off of my tip ups when walleye fishing. One advantage I could see using tip ups is being able to cover the hole to keep the light out. Thoughts?

Re: Tip ups for crappie? [Re: Jgreg64] #381
10/25/2016 06:41 PM
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Never tried but sounds like fun.

Re: Tip ups for crappie? [Re: Jgreg64] #383
10/25/2016 09:22 PM
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I never use tip ups for crappie. Their bite can be light you'll miss a lot of strikes. I use a flasher and an ultra-light jig rod. You need and ultra sensitive spring bobber. I try to find 30-40 of water. If using a flasher look for suspended fish. They are usually feeding. If using bait be a couple feet off bottom. Crappie look up and will hit the bait from below it. If using a jig, pound it off the bottom and then real up a couple of feet. They can be finicky so presentation is key. Keep your jig or plastics moving at all times.

Re: Tip ups for crappie? [Re: Jgreg64] #422
10/28/2016 10:37 AM
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I know of some patterns where the only way to catch the BIG ones are with tip-ups. Set the trap, walk away, and wait! I've experienced some bites where we would use 3-5" shiner minnows under a tip-up, usually after dark, and set those in shallow feeding areas. Seems to be the most common in current systems where noise is vitally important...


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Re: Tip ups for crappie? [Re: Jgreg64] #720
12/06/2016 10:12 AM
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Around here many guys and gals use these to great success. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi_ydWN7d_QAhXHllQKHR3MDlsQFgiMATAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.tipdown.com%2F&usg=AFQjCNHVQbPMo3G9IMjYMc8pvBZfkXzaSw&sig2=9-gJY3f5miiw7jsJB3_oxg I have a couple and they are great.


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Re: Tip ups for crappie? [Re: Jgreg64] #721
12/06/2016 10:14 AM
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Sorry they are called Innovated Tip Downs. A simple google search will turn them up.


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