OK, hardcore hardwater anglers, sit down and read this, all of it. I am going to revisit a topic that I blogged about during last year’s ice season. There are a million different ice fishing jigs on the market. Once again I will tell you that all of them will catch fish, but none of them are magic baits that will catch fish all the time. On any given day one bait will be better than another; they are all just tools. The trick is knowing which tool is right for the job. On any given day there likely will be some trial and error employed to determine which is going to be the best presentation, but last year I proposed that dividing your ice fishing panfish jigs into groups depending on how they hang in the water was a good place to start–horizontal versus vertical, http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/blogs/2010/02/hang-time/ .
Here are some more thoughts on the topic:
Now some of you reading this are thinking, “blah, blah, blah, you have blogged about all of this before, I’ve seen the video, been there, done that”. But wait, there is a reason I wanted to bring this up again. . . . I recently read an on-line article that confirmed my thinking and takes it a step or two further. If you like to catch panfish through the ice, you need to read this too! http://www.in-fisherman.com/2011/01/01/panfish-sideways/
There, all of that will help you catch more fish through the ice. Dry one off for me!