Ice fishin'

DaveB

Long Jeep Fan
Location
Holladay, Utah
I haven’t been able to find perch there through the ice for a couple years but the trout are way nicer than I’ve caught in years prior. The elk are always there in the winter, it’s quite a site to see.
We did really well for perch there last year but where we fished last year is almost out of the water.
 

xj_nate

Doctor, economist, polical expert, poser
Location
UT
We did really well for perch there last year but where we fished last year is almost out of the water.
I feel like we used to find perch anywhere on that lake as long as we hit the bottom but now it seems like the deeper waters are dominated by the trout.

I believe you on the water levels. We had a "scout" camp there this last summer and I couldn't believe how low the water was. I hadn't thought about how that would change ice fishing though...
 

DaveB

Long Jeep Fan
Location
Holladay, Utah
I'm still just carrying a bucket and my auger out. I keep telling myself I don't need a sled, a tent, sonar, etc, etc. It's hard fighting the need more stuff thought.
Sonar is a big help finding them under the ice, and it feels like I'm blind when my son steals my sonar to go look in another hole. If the fish are on the bottom you don't need one but if they are suspended you'll waste a lot of time finding them.
 

Kevin B.

Big hippy
Location
Stinkwater
Sonar is a big help finding them under the ice, and it feels like I'm blind when my son steals my sonar to go look in another hole. If the fish are on the bottom you don't need one but if they are suspended you'll waste a lot of time finding them.
Does your sonar work through the ice, or do you gotta drill your hole first?
 

DaveB

Long Jeep Fan
Location
Holladay, Utah
Does your sonar work through the ice, or do you gotta drill your hole first?
You drill a hole for it. I wish it worked through the ice then trolling around looking for fish would be lots easier. One of the advantages to the locator is that you can see your jigs on the screen along with the fish and arrange a meeting of the two.
 
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