Originally Posted by FFAHunter
whats the best way to get northern through ice. we both have tip ups just bad luck. what bait do you use and in how deep of water ... i think we fish too deep
Most lakes I fish Northerns aren't very deep. I fish anywhere from 3' deep to 6'. The lake I fished last was only 9-10 feet at the deepest. I like to use smelt . Just drop the line down until it hits the bottom and put 2 wraps on the tip up spool. That will put you about 6" off the bottom. In North Dakota you can have 4 lines each in the winter, so we can cover a pretty good area with tip ups.