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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Ice Fishing For Burbot – Lures and Techniques for Ling Cod

Ling, or fresh water cod are probably one of the most prolific species that one can plan to target in the cold, deep northern lakes of Ontario.  These fish are primarily a nocturnal feeder.  They live deep, very deep, and at night they slither their way up from these depths seeking forage in shallower areas.  […]

Ling Cod – The Freshwater Delicacy – Poor Mans Lobster

Ontarios deep, cold northern lakes are home to some of our most sought after quarry when Ice Fishing.  For most people, thinking of these lakes brings images of giant lake trout, and hordes of whitefish.  There are other species that are just as plentiful, actually more plentiful than these other well known fish species. The […]

Chumming with Salted Minnows – An Ice Fishing Trick

Many folks who fish with live or dead bait will from time to time use minnows as their offering to fish.  With that usually comes an excess of minnows at the end of the day.  Why waste this perfectly fine bait when you can save them for future use. The main trick here is to […]

Transporting and Storing Ice Fishing Gear

By far, one thing that many anglers overlook is the transportation and storage of their ice fishing gear.  There’s nothing worse than arriving at your decided ice fishing location, to find out that your favourite light action perch ice fishing rod is now missing its tip! Not only can this sort of thing be frustrating, […]

Finding Suspended Fish Without A Fish Finder

Certainly one of the most daunting tasks in Ice Fishing is simply locating fish.  Only having a few holes with roughly an 8-10 inch diameter makes things all that much more difficult. Many of the species we target when Ice fishing, such as lake trout, whitefish and perch, will suspend at different depths in the […]