Ice fishing season is just around the corner.

An american pastime, still widely loved today, Ice fishing

Old ice fishing`
Ice fishing season is just around the corner, and even in some locations even starting!  Believe it or not, winter fishing makes up nearly 1/4 the annual catch in Wisconsin.  Ice fishing can be for sport, food and any reason you would like to fish.  there are many methods to ice fish.  Wether your willing to spend cash on big tents with heaters and comfort or you just bundle up, endure the cold and sit outside all methods will work.  Yes you might be more comfortable in a tent, but it will not help or hurt your fishing performance.  Some of the gear you will need will be: an ice auger to drill a hole in the ice to fish and two of the most popular options for catching fish are tipups and jig rods. Tipups are placed over the hole with a lure and a line. They are spring loaded so when a fish bites a flag pops up. Tip ups work well if you live in an area that allows you to fish multiple lines. For a more hands on approach you should use a jig rod, which is basically just a little fishing pole.  If you use the correct tools,be safe with the ice thickness and be patient you have a good chance of catching a fish.
A jig rod.
A tip up rod.
Additional information on ice fishing:
http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/eek/nature/icefish.htm#bait
http://fishing.about.com/od/icefishing/a/end_of_ice.htm
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