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 water column. They’ll do this for different reasons, but regardless of the reasons, it makes things difficult for us.
Now, if you have a fish finder, consider yourself lucky! A fish finder in ice fishing will help you locate fish anywhere in the water column very quickly. But what if you don’t have a fish finder?? There are some techniques you can use to locate suspend fish when ice fishing, as Tim Smyth explains in the video below.