If you’re new to ice fishing, you probably have many questions about ice fishing tackle. Being a newbie in a sport can be intimidating, but here are a few basic tips to help you get started with building up your own supply of tackle.
First, tackle is the term that refers to fishing gear. While some people use the word tackle to refer to terminal tackle such as bait and hooks, it can really be applied to any type of gear. Ice fishing tackle can include rods, reels, hooks, lines, sinkers, and bait.
If you are fortunate enough to live in southern areas of the US and your local waters do not freeze over during the winter, piling on the clothing and hitting the water for a little bass fishing helps reduce cabin fever.
Even though a fair number of hearty souls brave the cold winter chill and head out for a little winter bass fishing, many struggle with the “catching” part of the success equation.
One question instantly springs into mind …
Are you using the right lures when searching for those elusive winter bass?