February 16, 2017
Hard to believe but trolling in cold and I mean cold water ice cold water does work to catch fish. As you would guess the fish, trolling speeds need to be adjusted for the cold water. Today with 36 degree water on the river we boated a good sauger trolling a Rapala stickbait. The key was a slow steady pace into the current. Give crankbaits a try in the winter.
January 2, 2017 —
For ice fishing panfish 2-3 pound line is a must. It is very fine and hard to work with. Colored line really helps. I like the orange line, the dark blue line is also good.