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    Default Halibut spreader for bait suspension

    I'm wondering, has anyone has ever tried using a spreader such as this for ice fishing lakers? My idea is to have a floating bait suspended about 4" above the terminal end. I was thinking a GULP type artificial fish with a hook hanging out of the tail, or maybe just half a herring with a corkie for suspension. I thought about putting a small weight at the "L" part of the spreader to keep the works on the bottom and for pounding the bottom as well

    My only concern is bringing the spreader up through the ice. Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sayak View Post
    I'm wondering, has anyone has ever tried using a spreader such as this for ice fishing lakers? My idea is to have a floating bait suspended about 4" above the terminal end. I was thinking a GULP type artificial fish with a hook hanging out of the tail, or maybe just half a herring with a corkie for suspension. I thought about putting a small weight at the "L" part of the spreader to keep the works on the bottom and for pounding the bottom as well

    My only concern is bringing the spreader up through the ice. Any thoughts?
    Why not just tie a blood knot a few inches up from the sinker and use one of the tag ends to hold off a baited hook?? or just tie a dropper loop in the line?? no wire spreader to worry about no fitting through the hole.

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    I'd try that Sayak. I think it is a good idea. Just grab hold of the spreader as it comes to the surface.

    I really do think this is a good idea to try.
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    Easier yet just use a pickerel rig.
    The usually have 2 snelled hooks and a snap to hook a sinker to at the end.



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