How To Use An Ice Fishing Spear
Want to know how to use an ice fishing spear? Sure, you love ice fishing, but do you know how to use that multiple pronged weapon you can use to stick a fish? Impress your friends by learning to wield that spear like a pro. Read on to learn how to use an ice fishing spear with its barbed tips.
What you need to use an ice fishing spear:
- Ice fishing spear
- Fast reflexes
- A good arm
- Cut a large hole in the ice. When you're using an ice fishing spear, you need to stab the fish in its side and pulling it while it's stuck to the spear. If you cut a small hole into the ice, you'll have difficulty using your ice fishing spear.
- Ice fish as usual. You have to have a fish visible in your ice fishing hole before you can stab one with your ice fishing spear. Wait until you see a fish messing with your tip-up.
- Grasp the fishing spear. Hold the ice fishing spear by the handle and try to stab the sharp prongs of the ice fishing spear into the side of the fish at your hole. You can stab the fish directly in the side or by the gills. The prongs of the spear will keep the fish from slipping off once you spear it.
- Pull the fish out. Bring the fish up out of the hole. You'll have to pull the fish out sideways because of the spear. Once you clear the hole, set the spear with the fish onto the ice.
- Remove the spear. Carefully pull the spear out of the fish. This will likely take some force depending how far into the spear is in the fish and how big the fish is. The prongs are made to keep the fish from sliding off easily, so you will be working against those prongs. The ice fishing spear is sharp, so always handle with care.
Most ice fishing spears are made of steel and come in several different sizes. They are available online and at stores where ice fishing equipment is sold. If you aren't one of those guys who likes to sit around while ice fishing, you'll probably like the action of using an ice fishing spear. Handle with care because ice fishing spears are extremely sharp.