Ice-fishing Friday: The best quick-strike rig for monster pike

Developed in Europe and refined in North America, the quick-strike rig is the most efficient and effective way to attract and trigger winter pike to bite. The system revolves around suspending a large, eight- to 12-inch-long, fresh but dead sucker or ciscoe below a tip-up. The bait is carefully secured by two #4 treblehooks spaced two inches apart, with one hook positioned near the tail and the other near the dorsal fin. When rigged properly, the hooks are perfectly positioned … Continue reading Ice-fishing Friday: The best quick-strike rig for monster pike