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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.

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Ice Fishing = Family Fun!

Friday, February 10th, 2017

fishingIce Fishing: A Delightful Fishing Sport For Kids And Family Fun!

The rough, unruly winters are that time of the year in the US calendar when white is everywhere underfoot. Never mind the chilling winds, as soon as there is some glazing of ice on the rivers, outdoorsmen and avid angler (s) make like holy men and walk on water in search of hot fishing action, popularly known as “ice fishing”.

A simple sport where you just drill a hole and catch fish, there is more to it than simple outdoor entertainment. Yes, not many angler (s) are supposed to know that somewhere between the hole drilling and the fish catching, millions of dollars is spent on equipment.

It is an astonishing fact that every year, there are quite a number of wealthy individuals and industries who are quite instrumental in supporting the ice fishing product economy, with some of them willing to shell out for every new gadget that hits the ice market.

The purpose of such investment in the ice fishing market is to promote the cause of ice fishing among the angling community. Coupled with it is the lure of camaraderie, which binds an angler to another in the ice fishing sport.

fishWhether you are huddled together on four inches of ice on a frozen lake in Illinois with your lures, fishing bait, or a group of permanent shacks is parked on two feet of ice in northern Minnesota, the fishing takes a back seat to the total outdoors experience. If you are somewhat a foodie, all you do is step on any frozen lake any time of day and get into a group of ice fishermen and you will smell chili, stew, spaghetti, soup, beanie weenies, coffee or hot chocolate on someone’s burner. Remember the old adage: “food tastes better on the ice than in the kitchen”.

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