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ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS

Here is a group where you can share your information no matter what level of ice fishing that you think you’re at. Experienced, beginner we have skills built on a knowledge base that is unique … share that knowledge with others. Many beginners look to this site for basic knowledge of rigging presentation, lure selection even reviews on equipment. Remember be safe out on that ice!!! Share, share and share!

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Cordless drill/ice auger 9 Replies

     I have been using a 7 inch Eskiimo hand auger for years. I have been thinking about going to a drill/ice auger combo. Probably a 5 or 6 inch auger to be able to drill more holes. I was wondering…Continue

Started by John M. Grimes. Last reply by Allen Morgan Dec 23, 2019.

Everything about ice shelters 3 Replies

...im in the market for an ice shelter... looking for some input, recommendations and suggestions that would be helpful for anyone in the market.Continue

Started by Slip Sinker. Last reply by john Feb 26, 2019.

Ice in 2019? 4 Replies

It looks bad here in PA for ice.  It's supposed to to be warm through January 10 at least. I have a bad feeling, but I hope I'm wrong.Continue

Started by Bruce Tomaselli. Last reply by Bruce Tomaselli Jan 4, 2019.

Ice Reports Winter 2018-19 1 Reply

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Started by Slip Sinker. Last reply by Slip Sinker Nov 13, 2018.

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Comment by Bruce Tomaselli on November 8, 2015 at 8:54am

Propane Ice Auguer

Does anyone have any experience with these and what kind do you prefer? We're allowed up to an 8-inch hole here in PA. They seem they'd be a lot cleaner to operate.

Thanks

Comment by Slip Sinker on October 29, 2015 at 8:39pm

60 days till ice season!

Comment by Slip Sinker on October 29, 2015 at 8:36pm

a great way to stay in tune during open water season... (with Dave Genz)

Comment by Slip Sinker on August 28, 2015 at 10:13pm

Just think 120 more days till ice fishing season!

Comment by dick tabbert on March 28, 2015 at 5:10pm

Nice short movie Slip sinker looks like your set up pretty good there buddy.

Comment by Slip Sinker on March 25, 2015 at 7:06pm

sad day... bundled up all the fishing gear except the sonar (going to use on the kayak) 2 rods and some popular jigs and packed it away... see ya in January

Comment by Slip Sinker on March 15, 2015 at 8:26am

Has anyone tried Berkley Gulp Fry?

Comment by Slip Sinker on March 10, 2015 at 6:45am
Great day on the ice yesterday weather wise... alot of small gills

http://bigbluegill.com/photo/img-20150306-134157-carls-ties/prev?co...
Comment by Slip Sinker on February 1, 2015 at 5:00pm

Yes to vertical jigging in open water!

For me deep jigging for ice gills on mono especially with 2lb test was a no-no but with these cold temps and freeze up on the spool with braid mono is the way to go. I am developing a good sense of feel even at depths at over 20 ft.

I am a believer that developing that sense of feel in ice fishing detecting the “light bite” hones that skill and carries over to open water fishing.

Last open water season as I was collecting the rods from the rack in the garage for a panfishing trip on the boat and just as a thought I grabbed one of my ice rigs still rigged with a slabbie jig and pink maggot from winter ice fishing.  I had the only success with during winter 13-14. I tried vertical jigging with this setup and had a blast once out on the lake. It was the perfect setup for identifying schools of fish below. Crappies, gills, white bass and perch were easily tagged on this rig. I have since replaced the vertical jigging setup with a Okuma Celilo 4.5 to 5.5 footer with good success. I am really anticipating the use of Tungsten Micro jigs that members like Tony Livingston has preached and promoted on this site. Thanks Tony for adding to my ice fishing season. Big improvement over preceding seasons  and thanks for members like Joe Angelucci for techniques on downsizing… they catch big fish too. Bill Modica North American Spoon Chuggers is a great open water technique that has similarities pointing to ice fishing techniques.

http://bigbluegill.com/group/northamericanspoonchuckers

http://bigbluegill.com/group/pattern-rigging-presentation-for-blueg...

Comment by Slip Sinker on February 1, 2015 at 11:46am

thanks for sharing John.. that is an impressive collection of hard water fish you have compiled and it is also awesome you share the techniques you have honed through the years to secure these targets.

 

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