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#1 Uticus

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 10:01 PM

So I figure I'll likely go out and give ice fishing a shot this weekend. Never tried it before so what do I need? I figure I'll pick up a cheap combo at Canadian Tire, so that will cover a rod and reel, and I'll need to get an auger for the hole. Lures/bait, can someone give me some pointers here?

 

Also, I'll be headed to Gairloch Lake, so are there any areas to try, or just go out, drill a hole anywhere, and hope for the best? On that note, is there anywhere on the lake to avoid because of consistently bad or thin ice?

 

 


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#2 NS_Sens

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 11:56 PM

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#3 bishbd

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 06:27 AM

I f you are doing smelts, shrimp or squid for bait. If you are doing trout, Shrimp or power bait. I am not new to ice fishing ,but getting back into it after being away from it for awhile. Read up on the regs before you go. Hope this helps a little.


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#4 S Jollymore

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:02 PM

We[HWWA} are having an on ice L2IF [learn to ice fish]Giver a Try on St Croix pond exit 4 101 before Windsor Sat FEB 15 free fishing weekend.Will be paet of a group showing gear , bait , location, tech, even a simple way to get your line at the proper depth. all for Specs and Bows and even Picky,And free lunch plus coffee, tea, hot chocolate,


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