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Quigles716
Posted: Nov 10, 2018 - 08:46 am


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Iím looking to try a new tip up, specifically the ht enterprise windlass tip up. It uses the wind and a spring to jig your lures. In the Ontario fishing regulations, it states that you may not use a tip up with a spring mechanism to set your hook. I was curious if anyone had tried these and know if the spring is just for the wind, or for wind and setting the hook. Iíd hate to get a ticket for a minor thing. If you guys could just let me know if itís fair game to use before I buy it, Thank you!


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Posted: Nov 10, 2018 - 10:40 am


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I'm not 100% sure, but in my opinion the spring is simply a tensioner to help you make adjustments according to the wind speed on any given day. I don't think a CO would give you any issue.

I've used the same HT Windlass Tip Up, and to be honest I usually just set it up and lock it so that the wind doesn't move it. Maybe I'm not good at setting it up, but I had issues with wind gusts keeping it either straight up or pushing it straight down, in which case it can make you think you may have a fish when you don't.

On Nipissing, you won't need the jigging action to get you fish, simple live bait on a hook with a tip up has been the most productive for me over the years. I'll set that, and then jig with something else on the sonar.

Hope this helps! It works well for me when I just lock it though!

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Posted: Nov 10, 2018 - 10:59 am


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All right. Thank you very much! And tbh. The most productive tip up Iíve ever used weíre the old fashioned tip ups at waltonian inn. It was three peices of wood and a nail. Iíve been debating on making a replica.

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Chevy
Posted: Nov 10, 2018 - 12:23 pm


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I use the windlass tip up. As mentioned the spring is a tensioner not for settling the hook. I've done very well with it.

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Posted: Nov 11, 2018 - 07:36 pm


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I'll also say the Windlass is completely legal in Ontario.

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Posted: Nov 13, 2018 - 04:24 pm


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100 % legal in Ontario . I've had one and wore one out ever since they came out . Great entertainment on the back lakes where I fish speckles that have a no live bait fish restriction . First line the game warden checks when he drops by .LOL I can see it in his eyes thinking he's going to write a ticket . LOL Drives others crazy too thinking it's a bite . LMAO


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ClamFishing123
Posted: Nov 14, 2018 - 08:30 am


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I've been using the iFish Pro for a few years now and it is hands down the most versatile set up for tip up fishing. Whether you're targeting big perch or walleye/muskie/northern's, it does the job. It also allows you to fight the fish with a rod and reel versus hand over hand and you can set a sensitivity depending on the size of fish/bait you have on your line.

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Posted: Nov 14, 2018 - 09:11 am


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I use the same set up in Chevy's picture except in threw the stand away, took a 4 foot piece of hockey stick, milled it so it would fit in the upper part, drilled a hole through to fasten it. Voila, you are now standing instead of kneeling on cold ice and snow.

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Quigles716
Posted: Nov 14, 2018 - 09:36 am


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I think Iím going to try the windlass. I was debating a dead stick type of tip up but if someoneís pole breaks, then I lose my tip up due to my extra pole being used elsewhere. I really enjoy the fact that it jigs my lure. Im just hoping the hole doesnít freeze. Any recommendations on hole covers? Cabelas seem to work well. I may try theirs.

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Posted: Nov 14, 2018 - 07:29 pm


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QUOTE (Limacharley @ Nov 14, 2018 - 09:11 am)
I use the same set up in Chevy's picture except in threw the stand away, took a 4 foot piece of hockey stick, milled it so it would fit in the upper part, drilled a hole through to fasten it. Voila, you are now standing instead of kneeling on cold ice and snow.

If you could send me a pic, I'd appreciate it.
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John 59
Posted: Nov 17, 2018 - 05:22 pm


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The windlass tip-up is on sail at Sail this weekend for $19.99

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Posted: Nov 17, 2018 - 11:08 pm


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I started using the JawJacker Hook Setter from Cabela's - available anywhere. Used it mainly for dead sticking for pike - seems to work well, not a 100% sure if the spring mechanism is legal but sold everywhere in Ontario



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John 59
Posted: Nov 18, 2018 - 06:58 pm


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QUOTE (Antique Fisherman @ Nov 17, 2018 - 11:08 pm)
I started using the JawJacker Hook Setter from Cabela's - available anywhere. Used it mainly for dead sticking for pike - seems to work well, not a 100% sure if the spring mechanism is legal but sold everywhere in Ontario

It is legal as there is no spring, it is the rod that sets the hook after the release is tripped by a bite

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KennyT759
Posted: Nov 22, 2018 - 02:34 pm


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I think there was just an article posted about the Jaw Jacker and auto jiggers being totally legal. It was in Ontario Out of Doors or on their Forums I think. Have never tried it but would like to.

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Posted: Nov 22, 2018 - 02:35 pm


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Jaw Jacker is on sale for $39 at Cabelas if anyone interested.

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