When do I jig and when do I use tip-ups when ice fishing walleyes?



This depends on what we find once we are on the ice for while. We don’t typically start off setting out tip-ups in an area unless it’s a spot we are real familiar with and know the general pattern for that area.

Normally we start with a more “run & gun” system using jigging tactics with maybe a “dead stick” set-up close by. If after a time we feel we have located an area we can camp out on for a while then we may post some tip-ups around to cover the area thoroughly.