New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Our Outdoors: Grab and Go


December 27, 2021

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FLAG! The rush to the hole should come with a quick pause after arrival to see if the top of the tip-up is still spinning. When it stops, it's time to set the hook on fast pike action.

If you've ever watched the top of a tip-up spin after a pike has taken the offering below, be it frozen smelt, herring or perhaps even a hot dog, you often wonder when the metal circular blur is going to stop. Sometimes the process takes well over thirty seconds before the whirring T slows down and the force of nature on the other end takes a break from its underwater jaunt. That's because pik...

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