Fishing is fun during summers in the tropical and temperate regions. In polar and sub-polar zones, thick layers of ice form on the waters. Thus it is very difficult to catch fishes in these areas. This results in the suffering of a fisherman in cold areas, especially during winter. Therefore ice fishing is a new technique to catch fish in the icy-lands. One should always carry your fishing permit or license for fishing everywhere. On top of that, there are specific instruments which aid in ice fishing to catch good volumes of fish.
Fishers can’t catch fish on ice with the regular hooks and lines. You need drills to remove the thick ice layer from the waters. Thus pack the essentials of the fishing before the adventure. Moreover is it an annual competition in most polar countries. Fishers come across massive catch in the icy waters. The movement of the fishes slows because of the temperature, which aids the anglers to catch the fish easily.
Some of the essentials of fishing in cold areas are:
Ice Fishing Auger
The ice is thick and thin at places. You never know the thickness of the ice in the area you opt for fishing. Moreover, packed ice requires extensions in the auger. A light auger with sharp blades and substantial torque is the ideal choice to fish in icy cold weather. Augers are essential to make holes in the ice. The massive drills makes a lot of space for fishing. Moreover, make sure not to drain all your energy in making holes. Choose auger according to the need of the location. There are gas-powered augers for professionals. These are a bit costly compared to the general variety. One needs to pack them correctly after use, to ensure long life.
Ice Fishing Gears
Before choosing the location in the cold area to fish, make sure you carry the essentials ice fishing gear. Besides fishing in plain water is way different from water. Irrelevant equipment will kill your time. Thus, one should select the right type of fishing gear, the best ones for extremely cold weather.
Ice Fishing Tackle Box
Tacklebox for fishing is different from normal fishing box. There are various structures and types of fishes available in the water. Gears, hooks, rills, lines, baits all differ in their quality, depending on what type of fish the fisherman wants to catch. However, one should properly fix the lure. Otherwise, they will freeze due to the extreme cold conditions.
The SONAR device helps track the location of the fishes in ice. Besides, there are no bubbles or ripples on the surface of the ice. Hummingbird 55 and other SONAR devices help the fishers in fishing efficiently. In normal waters, we estimate the position of fish by its movement. On top of that, the fish moves at quite a good speed in normal water. But in freezing lakes, the speed and the depth varies a lot. SONAR device is costly, thus bought only by the professionals.