Two children ice fishing, a boy holding two fish and a girl holding one fish
  • Fishing doesn't stop when the snow starts to fly

    Many anglers actually prefer fishing through the ice to open-water fishing. Anglers can get just about anywhere on a lake during the ice fishing season, something they can't do without a boat during the warmer months. Virtually every fish that's available to anglers in the summer can be caught through the ice - some more frequently in winter. 

    Before heading out for a day of ice fishing, it's wise to check with local bait shops to make certain the spot you've chosen is adequately ice covered and at the thickness needed.

Ice Fishing Basics

How To Videos

  • DNR: Ice Fishing Basics

  • Take Me Fishing: Ice Fishing Safety

  • Take Me Fishing: Drilling your Hole

  • Take Me Fishing: Rods and Reels

  • Take Me Fishing: Bait and Lures

  • Take Me Fishing: What to Wear