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Ice Fishing Tips & Strategies

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

ice-fishing-tipsIce Fishing Strategies – Catching More Fish Through The Ice

As the new year begins and the weather outside is “frightful” in Canada as well as the Northern United States, it means one of two things for fishermen. It’s time to catch up on your reading and/or television watching or it’s time to head out onto your favorite frozen lake and do a little ice fishing.

In this article I will outline a few ice fishing strategies that you can add to your fishing repertoire to help you catch more fish through the ice, no matter what species of fish you like to target.

One important point to make about ice fishing is that if you’ve never had the pleasure of using an ice house of some sort to go ice fishing, you should give it a try sooner rather than later. Being able to get out of the elements while you are fishing through the ice makes the entire experience of ice fishing much more enjoyable.

ice-houseWhether your ice house is permanent or inexpensive portable version, investing in an ice house is a great idea if you like to spend time “hard water”.

With that being said, let’s get down to the ice fishing strategies themselves, so that you can start catching more fish, what do you say?

Rod Sensitivity Is Key – Most species of fish are very sluggish in the winter with the extremely cold water temperatures, so detecting bites can be difficult. This is why the sensitivity of your fishing rod is a key fishing strategy when fishing through a hole in the ice. You want your rod to be as sensitive as possible, especially when targeting fish such as walleye for example.