Winter anglers catch a variety of fish; primarily perch, sunfish, pickerel, northern pike and walleye. … Check the “Special Regulations By County” sections of the Fishing Regulations Guide (link below). Fishing through the ice requires skill and knowledge as does open water angling.
Although fish seldom see these larval forms of terrestrial insects in nature, they’re nevertheless among the most effective of all icefishing baits for panfish and trout. These baits can be fished on a plain size 8 or 10 hook, but most anglers use them to tip tiny teardrop jigging spoons or jigs.
In waters where ice fishing is permitted, anglers will be allowed to use up to threelines and five tip-ups except as noted in special regulations for specific waters. Previously, ice anglers could only use two lines with five tip-ups.Jan .2018
Anglers who spear cut large holes in the ice, usually with an ice saw or chain saw. … The most common species hook-and-line ice fishermen are looking for are panfish: bluegill, sunfish, perch and crappie. Tip-ups are generally used for larger game fish, such as northern pike, walleye and various trout species. 2018