Catching giant northern pike on tip-ups is one of the most exciting ice fishing experiences available. It can offer an addictive combination of visual intensity, constant action, and the anticipation of hand setting a hook on a fish of a lifetime.
Finding active feeding areas, positioning fresh bait in the right water column, physical endurance, and having a willingness to play a patience game are all key components in successfully targeting giant pike on tip-ups.
Manitoba has an abundance of premier northern pike waters that are accessible throughout various provincial regions. Hard water opportunities for big pike are productive from January through March, with unique options often extending until the end of April on many popular fisheries in the Northern Region.
Check out our recent Species Spotlight video: Tip-Up Giants
For more information on ice fishing for northern pike in Manitoba, visit our Northern Pike page.