Ice fishing

Discussion in 'ALL OTHER FISH' started by flannelman, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. flannelman

    flannelman New Member

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    anybody goin ice fishin soon? wat tips would u have for a beginner like me who knows almost nothing about it?
     
  2. ASASIN

    ASASIN New Member

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    Fish in the deepest holes you can find and use wax worms for bait. Minnows will work as well. Use light line, 2 lb test or lighter and be ready for some fast action once you get into them. Using glow in the dark jigs will help as well. Good luck and God bless.
     

  3. C_wernett

    C_wernett New Member

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    Sometimes you get lucky and set right on top of the fish with your first set of holes, but don't rely on it. Be prepared to drill many holes in one day, the fish keep moving, and so should you. You'll find fish more often if you keep probing different areas. Also, fish will move into shallower water on warmer days. Especially crappies, walleye, and pike which I've caught in three feet of water on really good days, even when they had the option to be sitting in 20+ feet of water on that same lake.

    Oh and one more tip for some wicked spring action...if you find a bay or area that fish move into on those warm days, mark it! Come back as soon as the ice draws back far enough to get a line into it and HOLD ON!!! The places warm the fastest, lose ice the quickest, and draw fish by the swarms!
     
  4. nuthinlikeacat

    nuthinlikeacat New Member

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    What type of fish are you going for?