10 Red Lake Ice Fishing Tips

If you are interested in ice fishing in the Red Lake, you need to know 10 Red Lake ice fishing tips. These tips will ensure that you have the most profitable ice fishing experience in the Red Lake.

  1. Make sure you dress warmly for ice fishing in the Red Lake. Not only will dressing warmly keep you from getting sick, it will also keep your muscles in prime condition for fighting in those fish you will come across in the Red Lake.
  2. Bring plenty of live bait and plastic lures to the Red Lake for ice fishing. There are some fish that will only go for the live bait, while some in the Red Lake will only go for the plastic lures.
  3. Alternate types of lures one every three hours you go without a bite. If, for example, you start off with live bait, but don’t get anything, get some plastic lures of your rod and see if you can get a bite.
  4. Throw some crushed up chum down your ice fishing hole. This is a great way to attract some of the fish in Red Lake to your ice fishing hole and eventually they’ll bite bait that’s yours to pull up!
  5. Keep as quiet as possible. The least amount of movement you have around your ice fishing hole and on the ice period will scare away any chance you may have of catching a bite in the Red Lake.
  6. Try the active approach to ice fishing in the Red Lake. To do this, simply jiggle your fishing line up and down with will make give the illusion to the fish that this catch is simply an injured, smaller fish.
  7. If you just want to be patient, let the line sit in the Red Lake while ice fishing. This is how most ice fishers go about ice fishing, because it allows you to be a little bit lazy, but be aware and keep a feel on the rod for a tug!
  8. When the fight for the fish begins, give a little slack, then a little tug. If you leave the line tightened, it could possibly break and also allow the fish to slip off the line.
  9. When the fish is close enough to the hole to pull it in, don’t let any slack develop. This is the opposite of what you should do when you first get a tug, but it prevents the fish from pulling back from the hole and possibly slipping off the line.
  10. Don’t be afraid to look down the ice hole. This will allow you to see how the fish are responding to the bait you have set and give you a learning experience. 
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