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I am heading up to visit a buddy around Vernon this weekend and we thought we would try our hand at some ice fishing. I've never ice fished before, so am not sure what kind of tackle I should be picking up before my trek. Anybody have any suggestions? any techniques?

Thanks for any and all help.
 

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Guessing you're talking about trout? I know around here its generally smaller spoons (williams, cast masters, hawger spoons) and they all do a good job, sometimes tipping them with maggots is the trick too... ensure you are using fairly light line of good quality, flouro is always an option. Good luck!
 

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timofthee said:
I am heading up to visit a buddy around Vernon this weekend and we thought we would try our hand at some ice fishing. I've never ice fished before, so am not sure what kind of tackle I should be picking up before my trek. Anybody have any suggestions? any techniques?

Thanks for any and all help.
great day to all
 

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i think i heard to increase your chances of getting a fish on worm/shrimp you got to have some flasher or a big blade to attract the fish to your bait. you should always get the smallest colourful shrimp and salt them down for a period of time to release some scent
 

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I find that just a single hook with meal worms or shrimp works best. Use a small split shot for weight and to give the bait action when you jiggle the line. When choosing a location, try to figure out what areas get the most sunlight, as the fish are more active in those areas (something to do with melting ice releasing oxygen into the water). Also, I find that fishing a depth of around 6-12' about 6-8 inches from the bottom works best. If you look down the hole and don't see any structure (weeds, rocks, etc.), chances are you should move.

Hope this helps :cheers:

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I used to go ice fishing with my dad a lot when I was a kid up at the Coquahalla Lakes and all we used was a small piece of cooked deli shrimp on a small bait holder hook on 4lb line with one split shot. Never seemed to have a problem keeping it real simple like that. Sometimes I would jig a small spoon through the holes for a change of pace and once in a while I would connect that way as well.
 
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