LEWISTON, ID – One of the most attractive (figuratively speaking) opportunities to extend the fishing season and catch fish into the winter months is ice fishing. This year, Idaho Fish and Game fisheries staff say they are optimistic about conditions.
“Winter came a little early in many parts of Idaho this year, and that means ice fishing opportunities in different parts of the state are increasing every day,” said Nathan Tillotson, regional biologist for top snake fishing.
With temperatures continuing to drop, Idaho Fish and Game has released a list of tips and tricks to prepare for a fun (and safe) trip to the lake.
Ice access and safety
Before going out on the ice, anglers must ensure safe ice conditions. Anglers must ensure that the ice is at least 4 inches thick. The bigger the group, the thicker the ice should be.
Appropriate ice fishing equipment
Ice fishing is exactly what it sounds like: armed with nothing more than a rod, some basic bait and tackle, a valid Idaho fishing license, and a well-placed hole in the ice, anglers can find a relatively economical and exciting to keep busy. during the colder months. But anglers should also look for other gear they want to add to their line.
Ice fishing tips