Why is ice fishing so difficult?

Thinking of ice fishing to break the winter boredom? If you have had trouble catching fish through the ice, it may be because your methods need to match the slower metabolism of the fish and how they react in cold water.


In most circumstances, slow presentation of the ice fly needs to match the slow reaction time of the fish bite. Since fishing takes place through a hole in the ice, movement of the ice fly is limited in direction - usually to an up and down motion. The movement of this up and down motion becomes very important. The technique you use can mean the difference between not getting a bite and catching your limit!

The time of day also becomes very important. Fish have a natural tendency to bite better at certain times of the day. This is true for all seasons, not just winter.

For everything you need to know about increasing your catch in the cold weather, try these ice fishing tips.



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