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In Topic: simcoe icefishing

09 January 2014 - 10:34 PM

Whenever I catch fish I simply bleed them and throw it on the ice. Depends on the temp; bigger fish like lake trout or white fish won't freeze up too bad and they'll be really to fillet up once your home. On the other hand, perch will freeze up solid and you'll have to unthaw to clean them.
If you are taking your girlfriends out on the ice, I'd suggest targeting perch. On really good days, you can easily catch at least 25+ "keeper sized" fish a day, per person. You can find them almost every where on Simcoe (although I've only fished the south end of simcoe for them). I usually find them in between 5 and 25 feet of water. I mostly fish for perch with a live minnow on a small jig head or by using small spoons.Try to move around to different water depths until you find fish.
You can also target pike while fishing perch since they tend to both hang around in shallow water. I haven't fished for pike that much, but a common method is to secure a large minnow to a set of two treble hooks and let the minnow thrash around under the hole. Remember that pike have sharp teeth so always attach a steel or very heavy diameter leader to any line intended for catching pike.
White fish and lake trout are a blast to fish for but are more challenging to catch. Both live in deeper water(50-125 feet on water), and having a fishfinder really helps. For white fish I think a common method is to dangle a small spoon with a minnow just off the bottom. For lake trout medium sized spoons, ice fishing jigs and lipless crank baits; worked 5 to 25 feet off the bottom, have worked for me.

Good luck and have fun.

In Topic: Fan/Light combo Home Build

09 January 2014 - 09:38 AM

Cool setup.

In Topic: Personal Best Laker

08 January 2014 - 01:21 PM

Nice size laker for a first, its always a blast cranking big trout up out of 90 plus fow.

In Topic: 2013/14 Ice Fishing Photo Thread

07 January 2014 - 04:30 PM

Went out for lake trout on Simcoe, over the weekend with my brother. Caught 4 or 5 lakers and one whitie, took some photos while we were out there.






In Topic: Paddle4Bass

28 June 2013 - 02:08 PM

That's the same way I filet my fish. Started using the method this winter, after catching a ton of jumbo perch while ice fishing. Takes some skill not to miss any meat but its faster than removing the ribs after the cut is off the fish. Works really well when you've got a bunch of smaller fish to filet and like SmackUm said, it doesn't dull the knife as fast.