Posted by fishfreek
on 30 December 2016 - 10:06 AM
For guys who fish Simcoe yea you might need to wait a few weeks. On the other hand guys who like to wander a bit north from there like Parry Sound , Huntsville, Bancroft areas have ice right now. But like mentioned above, if you don't know the body of water (lake) be cautious or go with someone who knows. Springs, currents and snow covered ice can be deadly on early ice outings.
Stay at it and you will get better in no time. Majority of the steel headers on here all started on spinning gear. Tip , cast up stream close the bail and keep your rod tip up almost 90 degrees . You will notice now that you are holding your float back. Start lowering your tip now facing your float and it will start moving with the current. When you end up with the tip of your rod to the lowest point then you have two options. You can pull up and set the hook( usually done at the end of a drift) or second you can open your bail lift your rod tip fast close your bail and continue your drift. It takes practice but when you get used to it you will be getting nice long drifts and your line will always be taught and ready to set the hook.