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Ice Fishing is Nice in Eagle River Wisconsin

Greater than 25 % of the fish caught in Wisconsin are nabbed when the lakes have frozen over, which tells you the way in style ice fishing in in dairy nation.

Most fishing accomplished on the ice begins in early December. That is when native fisherman courageous 3-Four inches of ice and start to go searching for walleye. This yr is an exception. There may be loads of ice up north. This writer was out on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes this previous Thanksgiving. Though it was too early to get any flags within the spot I used to be fishing, my neighbor was capable of get a monster on a lake close by. He caught a 30″, 12lb Walleye! That will go on nearly anybody’s wall.

Walleye and Panfish are the preferred fish to ice fish for, but when you will discover a superb Northern Pike spot in the course of the day, you’re in for a enjoyable day of fishing. All of those fish are good via the ice. In the course of the winter the meat on these fish is agency and scrumptious. Typically in the course of the summer time, Northerns and a few pan fish get tender and grubby. This isn’t the case within the winter time. You’d be onerous pressed to inform the distinction between a winter northern and a winter walleye in a blind style take a look at.

Panfish are often caught by jigging. Some fisherman have good success on Tip Downs. Tip downs often have a picket stand subsequent to the outlet and a rod, wire, or perhaps a piece of umbrella prolonged from the highest. Because the fish bites, the wire ideas down. These are good setups for tender biting fish.

Walleye and Northern are often caught on Tip Ups. These tip ups often have a flag on a spring which releases when the fish bites. In my view the primary Tip Up is the Beaver Dam Tip Up. I do not personal inventory within the firm nor do I promote any of their merchandise, they only make a rattling good tip up. When utilizing a tip up, it is crucial that it is spool strikes easily with out grabbing. Winter walleye might be skittish and in the event that they really feel a tug from the spool, they may drop the bait.

On early season, I like to make use of medium and enormous shiners via the ice for walleyes. It’s important that you simply hook the shiner simply beneath that dorsal fin for walleye. Get that treble hook as near the dorsal fin as doable. In the event you hook them to far into the physique, it was what we name a “loss of life hook”- your minnow is prone to die shortly and it’ll lack the motion {that a} effectively hooked minnow has. Northerns will hit a lifeless minnow however walleyes like them wiggly.

It is usually necessary the place you set your minnow within the water when you find yourself walleye fishing. One of the best place is to have that minnow about 10-15 inches off the underside of the lake. Use a depth finder first to mark the underside. I sink my depth finder first, seize the road on the water line, pull about 20 inches of line up at put a picket match stick via the road. Then I placed on the minnow and set free line ensuring that match stick is subsequent to my spool once I put my tip up within the gap.

This could get you began on ice fishing. Bear in mind, be secure and examine the ice with a spud bar earlier than going out.

Supply by John T. Hayes

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