Many colder states have websites that have
ice fishing reports. Obviously, mostly during ice fishing
As the bite 'turns on' and 'turns
off', typically ice fishermen will post their favorite
lake and how the ice fishing is doing.
One often overlooked area is some
of the smaller lakes and rivers. Here, ice fishing
is usually under the least amount of pressure. If
you search through the reports, you will
usually find a certain lake that produces nice
fish year to year. Minnesota is a great state for this.
Often this information is buried in
the 'archives', but it's there!
Compare current dates to last
year's dates when comparing ice fishing reports.
Many times the ice fishing is similar and the same
Don't be afraid to experiment with different gear and techniques. And,
of course, always be safe on the ice!
Stay on roads that the
snow plows use and
you'll be able to see the ice better.
Courtesy when ice fishing is
appreciated by all ice fishermen. Clean up your
area around your holes and we'll all be able to
enjoy another day of ice fishing!
For some ice fishing reports visit