Adding yet another power-packed informative guide to their collection, the ANGLR Labs gurus have created the Ice Fishing Quick Start Guide just for you. It includes everything you need to get started ice fishing. Even if you’ve never drilled through before, you’ll leave here with just what you need to get started right!
The average angler has never ventured out on the ice before with a rod and reel. The idea itself is a bit mysterious. Perhaps you caught an old rerun of Grumpy Old Men and are inspired to give it a whirl while hurling insults and obscenities at your neighbor. No matter. We’ve at least got the fishing part of it covered for you!
Divided into six chapters, you’ll have an easy time learning the ropes and determining exactly what you need to get hooked into this sport!
Author Jordan Rodriguez introduces you to the sport with a few basics to get you going. Consider it a teaser section. He gives you just enough to keep you coming back for more. Safety comes first, always, so pay close attention for tips on how to determine ice safety.
The section on how to get started, before you can actually get started. Without gear, you’re going nowhere in a hurry, but how do you know what will really come in handy on the ice, and what will actually be a hindrance?
Rodriguez takes you through the list of items you’ll want to be sure you’ve packed, which you absolutely need, and which you can live without. He’ll get you straight on the different types of ice augers, and clues you in on what types of sleds are available for toting your gear.
What you really want to hear about are the rods and reels. If you’re new to ice fishing, you may be wondering if what you already have at home could be reapportioned to ice fishing. You never know ‘till you check out this chapter! You even get the low-down on what sort of electronics you’ll need, as well as how to use the ANGLR App to your advantage on the ice.
You’ve got the itch now, but where do you go to scratch it? Can you just head out to the first frozen body of water you see, or is there a trick to locating where those bad boys are? Is it a matter of plunking down a hole and sitting in stubborn concentration all day? Or is there more to it than that? No worries. After this section, you’ll be on top of your game and be armed with the knowledge of where to start, and how to work on from there.
Here’s where things really start to get fun! Rodriguez lays it all on the line, giving you the best choices to grab for a day on the ice. Because your choices can be vast, you’ll get an idea of what brands and types work best for simple jigs, ice spoons, tube jigs, and swim jigs. You should also have an ample supply of baits packed and ready to go, too.
You’ll even get a tutorial on how to rig your line for the biggest impact.
Landing fish – especially the big ones – can be tricky through the ice. Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with tips for making sure that you’re able to have a pretty successful landing rate.
What more could you ask for? Not only do we have what you need to get yourself started, but we’ve got even more! We break some really helpful information down by species for you, so you can walk out on the ice for your first time with confidence. Are you after bass? Looking for perch? Maybe you want to find some crappie, walleye, or trout. Perhaps you’re even hunting the great pike and muskie. There’s always a few more details to fill in for each species you’re after, and we’ve got just what you need.
We’re not looking to overload you with too much, but want to make sure your first few trips out on the ice are enjoyable, fun, and successful! By referring to this guide, you’ll be off on the right foot! Who knows? Maybe you’ll become a steadfast bucket butt, yourself!
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