This will be my second year I have never done it when i was a kid. I'll try it again my wife bought me all the stuff auger/tip-ups and i made a sled. I just have to wait for the ice to thickin its on but not safe yet the weather has been warm and cold not steady cold here. Usually ice fishing starts next week I hope it gets cold. Last year the ice was like saran wrap thin no cold and we had little snow. This year we had snow early and it looks like a tough cold winter I hope. Goodluck BigBillrwng said:BigBill, I started ice fishing with my Dad and Grandpa as a kid and stayed with it into my late teens. It's been quite a while since I've been. (even though my Mom lives on a lake in Michigan) My kids have been showing some interest in it lately, so I may get back into it. Good luck this year!
I'm new so what I know is limited I have a braided ice fishing line with a 3' leader (6lb mono) I use live minnows on my tip ups and I have a short ice fishing rod with small jigs or a small jigging minnow. I guess i'm kind of limited I use no fish finder as most ice fisherman do. I guess i do it to clear my mind of cabin fever we just get tired of staying inside and start jones'n to fish again but we don't have warm weather here up north as a matter of fact its below zero here tonight and the woodstove is cookin around 600 degrees the house is tee shirt warm if you know what I mean its ice fishing weather for sure. I hope to get out finally this weekend and give it a shot for a little while anyway. BigBillwilliamlayton said:i guess what i am asking is what kind of lures and what pound test line you use for those ice fish :roll: :roll: