Brook/Splake Trout Ice Techniques
Posted 05 January 2012 - 12:05 PM
Anyone have any tips or techniques for fishing Brookies through the ice?
I'm thinking to put a hole in about 5 - 10 feet of water just off shore. (last year I saw a ton of holes offshore in shallow water)
Set up my rod in a rod holder with a live minnow a foot or two off bottom.
I have heard it's better to sit onshore a few feet from the rod so you don't spook the fish. (unfortunately I saw garbage onshore close to the holes)
Or if your sitting by the hole you need to be super stealth. (Not the time to be talking with the boys)
MY BIG PROBLEM IS THAT I MAY NOT BE ABLE TO GET MINNOWS. (long story)
This would throw my above technique out the window.
Can I use the above technique with a live worm?
Anyone have any artificial suggestions for Brookies/Splakers?
Will jigging in shallow water spook the trout?
Thanks for your help!
Posted 05 January 2012 - 12:17 PM
that should work, but im not 100% just trying to help if ya try one of those let me know how it goes but a spoon should work.
Posted 05 January 2012 - 12:25 PM
Yes, try small spoons tipped wth worms. Best of luck
Posted 08 January 2012 - 03:51 PM
Posted 10 January 2012 - 10:39 AM
Posted 11 January 2012 - 11:37 AM
I got a few small spoons and tubes.
Going to grab some minnows and thin worms for tip-ups.
Hope to post a bunch of photos this Monday