Six hard-core ice anglers reveal their secret tricks for ensuring a hot wintertime bite
The latest hardwater tackle and high-tech gadgetry will only get you so far, if you don’t have the proper presentation. Remember, the reality of wintertime fishing is that the water is at its clearest and coldest, and coveted gamefish such as trout, panfish, pike and burbot become sluggish. That means they’ll have plenty of time to scrutinize your bait, so it better be just right—and that often means putting a spin on the tried and true, as these hardwater hacks from six of Canada’s finest ice anglers reveal.
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