Friday, December 30, 2011

We are almost ready!!!

We are very close to having what I call fishable ice....a couple more cold nights as the forecast is calling for and...LET THE GAMES BEGIN....

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tipup fishing for Pike, Bass and Trout

This is a standand 40up tipup which I use that are made in Westfield, Massachuesetts

A flag is up... means a fish is eating the bait. People yell either "FLAG" or "TIPUP"....we usually set 5 to 8 tipups per person so it can get crazy busy when the "BITE IS ON"

feel for the fish and set the hook (jerk the line)

hand over hand play the fish up through the hole

and catch the fish which in this case is a small Northern Pike

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Jigging through the ice

The three main species to target in southern Vermont while jigging are Yellow Perch, Bluegills and Crappies. The rods we use are extremely light action in lengths of 24 to 27 inches long....reels hold 2 to 4 lb test. I like 3 lb test Sufix Ice Magic line....this is like 6X all you fly guys! Jigs are never bigger than a 10 and mainly 12's and 14's....tipped with larva or plastics....I will at times hang a fly for a dropper.....for Northern Pike, Bass and Lake Treout we will set tipups with bigger baits....the forecast is for snow and colder weather tonight finally....please stay tuned

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The showdown troller depth finder