Join me as I thick on a cold winter day to go ice fishing for walleye. I’ll provide all the gear and show you how to set up your line so you’re sure to catch something.
Ice fishing can be a fun and relaxing way to spend a winter day, so come prepared to spend a few hours out on the ice.
The Basics of Ice Fishing
Ice fishing is pretty simple once you get the hang of it. First, you’ll need to cut a hole in the ice. A good rule of thumb is to make your hole about twice the size of your fish auger, which is the tool you’ll use to create the hole. Once you’ve cut your hole, it’s time to set up your line.
If you’re using live bait, such as minnows, you’ll need to set up a tip-up. A tip-up is a device that holds your line in place and has a flag that goes up when a fish bites so you know to come over and check your line. If you’re using artificial bait, such as lures, you can just set your line directly in the hole.
Once your line is in the water, all you have to do is wait for a bite! Check your line every few minutes to see if anything has happened. When a fish bites, you’ll feel a tug on the line or see the tip-up flag go up. Now it’s time to reel in your catch!
Whether you’re an experienced fisherman or have never even held a rod before, ice fishing is an enjoyable activity for people of all skill levels.
So, what are you waiting for? Bundle up and let’s go catch some walleye!