Colorado Fisherman Forum banner

3 newbies to this ice this Saturday

2550 Views 19 Replies 10 Participants Last post by  Raiyyn

Myself and two other guys are planning on ice fishing for the first time this Saturday. None of us have experience with ice fishing, although we are all avid fisherman (fly, boats, spincasting, etc). We each were given a task, mine is tactics. So, here I go...

1) How do we decide where to drill our holes?
2) Bait/lures?
3) Do you play with depths or does it depend on species?

I believe we are headed to Gross, though not sure yet. Also, any etiquette I should know about? For instance, is it bad form to set up 10 feet from another guys hole? Any input is appreciated.

Also, the other two guys were tasked with location, and gear. We will have all of the gear, including a hut, auger, rods, etc. I need to know things like the questions above.
1 - 1 of 20 Posts
Gross is a tough cookie but has some macs, browns and kokes.

For macs try to find a point and vary depths from 10 to 50 ft at 10 ft increments, white tube jigs or silver Kastmasters and some sucker meat would be a good place to start for macs. CHECK the ice before going out there!

Tarryall, try something like a Berkey Atomic teaser in pink or orange, 10ft to 20ft of water.

Your best bet at catching something would be Tarryall IMO.

Jefferson... only if you have snowmobiles, gate to the lake will be closed, plus the road to the gate will most likely be drifted.
1 - 1 of 20 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.