TIP-UP FLAG BITE INDICATOR LIGHT

TIP-UP FLAG BITE INDICATOR LIGHT by HT

It doesn’t get much easier than HT’s NORTHSTAR TIP-UP FLAG ASSEMBLY BITE INDICATOR LIGHT

Simply replace your standard tip-up flag assembly with the NORTHSTAR lighted L.E.D. assembly,
hit the button to power up,TIP-UP FLAG BITE INDICATOR LIGHT then set the flag in the usual horizontal position.  When set the L.E.D. will switch off – but as soon as a fish bites and the flag lifts to a vertical position, the NORTHSTAR super bright L.E.D. light will activate to let you know!

HT’s NORTHSTAR lighted flag wire system stands 16.5 inches tall and fits most major tip-up brands, including all HT models, and operates on three LR44 button cell batteries (included!)

HT BITE INDICATOR LIGHTTIP-UP FLAG BITE INDICATOR LIGHT

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HT POLAR BLUE PROFESSIONAL TIP-UP

HT POLAR BLUE PROFESSIONAL TIP-UP

Serious ice anglers have known for over 40 years they can trust the smooth, unsurpassed reliability and versatility of HT’sHT POLAR BLUE PROFESSIONAL TIP-UP Polar Tip-Ups.  After all, HT has been blazing new advancements in Polar tip-up technology for over 40 years, and it’s still the only series of tip-ups on the market fully guaranteed against freeze-up!

The innovations continue for 2018.  The tip-up experts at HT are taking another bold step forward by developing an adjustable flag spring base that allows additional degrees of trip tension.  That’s right!  Now, in addition to raising or lowering the tube mechanism to increase or decrease the flag angle and increase or decrease trip tension – you can also increase or decrease the angle of the flag wire itself.  Thus, providing an even greater degree of tension adjustment!

HT POLAR BLUE PROFESSIONAL TIP-UPUsing an extra large dead bait, exceptionally lively minnow or heavier than normal presentation while fishing deep or in current?  Simply ratchet the flag base backward to increase the flag wire angle and increase trip tension.  Dealing with especially light-biting or finicky walleyes?  Ratchet the base forward to reduce tension and create a silky-smooth, ultralight trip!  To really take things to all-new extremes, try using the traditional raising of the tube mechanism in conjunction with these flag base adjustments.  You will gain a never before achieved spectrum of tension adjustment.

Polar Blue Professional Tip-Ups are available with either 200’ or 500’ capacity spools.

This winter, improve your game!  Increase your versatility and productivity with the new Polar Blue Professional Tip-Up.

HT Enterprises

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POLAR “STRIKE ALERT” TIP-UP

POLAR “STRIKE ALERT” TIP-UP

HT’S NEW POLAR “STRIKE ALERT” TIP-UP

POLAR “STRIKE ALERT” TIP-UP

HT ENTERPRISES, INC., the industry leader in the development of premium brand tip-ups and tip-up related accessories, is pleased to introduce the:

 POLAR “STRIKE ALERT” TIP-UP!

This newest addition to the famous HT Polar Tip-Up family features an integrated light and buzzer. This strike alert system that is perfect for night fishing applications.  When a fish strikes, a light on the end of the trip shaft is activated. This means, not only is the strike easily visible, but you can identify if the fish is moving and how fast, simply by watching the rotating light!  Just in case you aren’t looking when a fish strikes, you’ll also hear a simultaneous, audible signal. POLAR “STRIKE ALERT” TIP-UP

The “Strike Alert” system is powered by two universal button style batteries (LR-41), included with purchase.

For more information, write: HT Enterprises, Inc., P.O. Box 909, Campbellsport, WI, 53010 or visit WWW.HTENT.COM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ice Fishing Oneida Lake, an Introduction

Ice Fishing Oneida Lake

Ice Fishing Oneida lake I started ice fishing Oneida Lake when I was 12 years old. I spent quite a few days out in the blustery cold and sunny days spudding holes with my uncle, who lived near the lake for many years. We never used a shack, electronics, power augers, machines to travel, heaters etc.…. As I grew older, I found myself, spending more and more time open water and ice fishing. I’ve enjoyed open water fishing the lake, but, found ice fishing to be more relaxing and there is less traffic to contend with. I will mention, I have all of the proper gear to fish with now, that I didn’t have when I fished with my uncle. He’d tell me.. “what do You need heat for? We’ll get warm when we return home”. Being an ex-Vietnam vet….he was tough!! Spending time with my family on the ice and, sharing my passion with them is important to me. My son goes most times, but, my wife and daughter get out once in a while as well. There have been some very productive fishing days, very slow fishing days and, well, Mother Oneida can deal her hand at any time she wants to. You could be set up in one direction for wind and, another minute she can change wind direction and wind speed like someone threw a switch. Sunny one minute and, whiteout blizzard the next minute, you can’t see 10’ in front of you. Personally, over the years, I have battled her more times than most people would like to. But, I still go back…

Oneida Lake is the largest inland lake in New York state located in Both Oneida and Oswego Counties. The lake is 21 miles long, east to west, and, with a width of 5 miles, north to south. Average depth of the lake is 25’ with the max depth of 55’.

Parking and access points are located around the lake. Godfrey Point State launch, Big Bay, Oneida Lake is the largest inland lake in New yorkCleveland docks; Apps Landing, Williams Beach, Constantia; Mill Street; North Bay, Lake Street; Sylvan Beach to name a few. Please use caution whenever you decide to access the lake at any of these accesses. The ice conditions aren’t always the same or safe as the other. They could change at any time. Get info from the local bait shops for ice conditions. Or read posts about those bodies of water Your thinking of fishing on forums. Some of the best info is from the ice anglers themselves.

Bait shops around the lake are as follows. Bartell road Bait and Tackle, located on Bartell Road, Brewerton, NY. App’s Bait and Tackle, Located on St. Rt. 49 in Cleveland, NY. East Shore Bait and Tackle, Sylvan Beach, NY. Mickey’s Bait and Tackle, North Syracuse, NY. Gander Mountain, Cicero, NY. They all carry tackle and bait needed for ice fishing Oneida Lake.

Many people use Jigging rods and reels, tip ups and, tip downs to fish through the ice on Oneida. Common baits that are used are as follows…Swedish pimple spoons, jigging raps, kastmaster spoons, larger demon jigs, silver, gold and copper colored spoons all work well. Some people tip the hooks with minnow head only, some use the whole minnow. I prefer jigging mostly and, always use a dead stick rig with a slip bobber float with a lively minnow hooked through the back for the times a spoon or jigging rap doesn’t seem to entice the fish into biting.

Species of fish that are caught through the ice are Walleye, Yellow Perch, Smallmouth bass, white perch, bluegills, crappies, sunfish, pickerel, catfish and burbout. Panfish and pickeral are caught in shallow bays, while walleye, perch, and the other mentioned fish are caught in deeper water. My personal best walleye caught is 25 ¾” and, a 13 ¾” yellow perch through the ice. There have been bigger of both species caught.

Enjoying a little serenity, ice fishing Oneida Lake,Early ice makes for some really good fishing. Makes travel for walkers easy to get to their fishing spots. Early ice can also be a dangerous ice to walk, if, you don’t know the ice. Always carry a spud and try to travel with a partner. The same goes for late ice. Travel with snowmobiles is good most of the winter. Be cautious when the lake receives a couple of feet of snow on the ice. The weight of the snow can produce water that soaks the ice from below, making a slushy mess underneath, Stopping and starting can be rough, even for a snowmobile. Quads are good to go until the snow stacks up. Travel with quads and, walking is nearly impossible at that point.

I hope this, will help some of the new Oneida Lake ice fisherman have some success, catching a few fish and have an enjoyable outing.  I also hope that you enjoy the lake as much as I do.

As I finish writing this, I know, not too long from now, I’ll be enjoying a little serenity, ice fishing  Oneida Lake, my favorite lake. Have a safe and fun hard water season!!

Oneida Lake, NY Ice Fishing Conditions and Reports

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Oneida Lake (east) Contour Map

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