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     In NJ we are allowed 5 rigs .I generally set 3 tip ups ,Jig a rod and have a dead stick rod hanging off a bucket. I switch on and off with the jigging rods .I have two set up for Gills and pan fish with 3 and 4# test  line /small lures , but I also have 6# and 8# test on other rods and jig spoons tipped with shiner heads or tails  for the big appetite Crappie , Pickerel,Perch and Bass .       
If I leave the tip ups at home I use three Jigging rods(a hand held and 2 dead sticked) and switch between the UL's and heavier rods,using maybe 5 different set ups three at a time .

 I like to fish the 8-12 ' zone first in wood ,weed or rock structure and then work into the shallower and deeper sections from there .I generally jig deeper and set tip ups shallower. I like to have the Flasher unit with me on the hole I'm jigging while watching the dead stick rod and the tip-ups when I pause my cadences.

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It's 75 degrees here - I got ma sweet tea.

With ice

Still anticipating getting on the local ice .Some ice fishing has begun here in New Jersey.Pike and Pickerel just a bit NW of Ringwood being caught .Won't be long now I hope .A nephew wants to try it for the 1st time .Got him his 1st ice fishing rod for Christmas .

     In NJ we are allowed 5 rigs .I generally set 3 tip ups ,Jig a rod and have a dead stick rod hanging off a bucket. I switch on and off with the jigging rods .I have two set up for Gills and pan fish with 3 and 4# test  line /small lures , but I also have 6# and 8# test on other rods and jig spoons tipped with shiner heads or tails  for the big appetite Crappie , Pickerel,Perch and Bass .

I like to fish the 8-12 ' zone first in wood ,weed or rock structure and then work into the shallower and deeper sections from there .I generally jig deeper and set tip ups shallower. I like to have the Flasher unit with me on the hole I'm jigging while watching the dead stick rod and the tip-ups when I pause my cadences.

JOHN;; THIS WAS A REALLY GREAT DESCRIPTION ON ICE FISHING ; IN YOUR SET UP --  MANY THANKS !

Thanks Carl ,wish we could eat some Perch together Man!

LOLOLOL;;;  THAT WOULD BE SO GREAT MUSIC MAN !!   I;LL EVEN BRING THE CORN BREAD !!  LOLOLOL

Corn bread , what my dear Mom , rest her soul, called Johnnie cake.

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