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Fishingwithjames

Hey everyone, I was hoping to plan an ice fishing trip this year with a couple freinds because I've never been before and am really dying to try it, I just know nothing about it. I was hoping to head up to the fishing highway. I was just woundering if anyone here knows what month would be best and frozen enough to fish and I was thinking Sheridan or Bridge lake so if those are a good bet and also iif there's anywhere to stay lakeside up there
Thanks, tight lines
James
Jp86

Hey we'll if your going to sheridan check the website out in ice fishing info but up that way anytime after December should be ok depending on if its a cold winter or mild. Your defiantly going to need a ice auger whether you want a gas powered or hand auger is up to you, I mean sheridan is close to 100 mile I think the ice might be pretty thick so a gas powered auger might be the way to go but if you never do it,might be a waste of money I guess you could seem it after your done on kijiji or something. A far as gear goes I know sheridan has pretty big fish in it umm some ice fishing rods with new line that you would out on the reels, a sled to pack your gear on the ice is a must weather it be a toboggan or something with a rope, as far as tackle goes you can never go wrong with a hook and worm shrimp power bait corn if its allowed then tie on your hook a foot or two up from that put on a small spilt shot put the rod down good to go. I usually sit on a bucket and I have a rod holder but I kno Canadian tire has rod holders you can just put on the ice, if ice fishing is good its good if the fishing is no good it's pretty boring, oh I forgot to say a portable fish finder is a big help usually the shallows do well but if your going to a deep lake like sheridan deep might be good to you just have to find the fish if your going more shallow 10-15 feet drop your bait to the bottom pull it up a foot and jig, the motion to a suspended bait when ice fishing is key if you just leave it there and do nothing your catch rate will be far lower. Just remember the most important part of ice fishing the has to be minimum 6 inches to walk even then that's a little sketchy anyway hope this helped tight lines.
Jp86

About the bait that might have sounded a little confusing anyone of those baits by themselves on the hook and I forgot to mention maggots can be deadly best bet bring a few different baits and for how many people you have everyone put on a different bait and see what's workin depth is a big consideration as I talked about fishing the bottom they might be on the top you just never know this is where the portable fish finder comes into play.
gearbox

I've always found that fishing shallow works best. and drill several holes and don't waste too much time at a slow spot. move around and find the fish. not much different than when the ice is off. another trick is to take your fishfinder and use it to help find the fish.
sharphooks moderator

bridge has some pretty good kokanee fishing.

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