Here’s the quick answer: If you’re fishing next to someone else on the ice, your holes should be at least 5-6 feet apart to avoid fish getting tangled in each other’s lines when you pull them up. If you’re using a camera for ice fishing, the hole for the camera should be at least 2 feet away from your fishing hole.
Where do you drill holes for ice fishing?
Tips and Tricks
- When scouting, look for underwater rock piles, stumps, and weedy areas. …
- Pay attention to ledges and drop-offs during the warm season and mark down where these areas are so you can drill your holes above them.
- Remember that ice is thinner where there is fast running water.
How wide can an ice fishing hole be made in the ice?
The thinner the ice, the smaller the diameter of the hole.
Here’s a rough and ready guide: 4 – 6 inches of ice = Max ice hole size 8 inches. 6 – 18 inches of ice = Max ice hole size 10 inches. 18 – 24+ inches of ice = Max ice hole size 12 inches.
When ice fishing the largest hole you can drill is?
Ice fishing holes range in size from 6 to 12 inches in diameter. The ideal hole size is 8 inches. An 8 inch hole is big enough to pull most fish through while also being easy enough to drill with a hand powered ice auger.
How big of a hole do you need to ice fish?
The optimal size of an ice fishing hole depends on the size of the fish you are planning to catch. Most crappies easily fit through a 5 inch hole, while a 25 pound pike requires an 8 inch hole in order to be pulled through the ice without problems.
How do you drill a hole in ice without an auger?
Try using a spud bar or digging iron
Like the axe, you will be chipping out the ice to make a hole. 12 inches of ice would be the max thickness to try this on, otherwise it just takes too long.
Is a 6 inch ice hole big enough?
Unless your purposely targeting trophy fish a 6 inch hole is plenty especially if you only target panfish. With over 18 inches in diameter when’s the last time you pulled a fish larger than 18 inches in diameter through the ice.
What lures can be used for ice fishing?
For ice fishing live bait, try wax worms (bee moth larva), maggots, spikes (fly larvae), wigglers (mayfly larvae) or minnows. You can drop your bait and leave it alone, or you can slowly jig to attract the fish. Ice fishing jigging also works with artificial ice fishing bait.
What is the Wisconsin record for walleye muskellunge and black crappie?
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What is an ice fishing hole called?
Suckerhole: A hole in the ice, caused by something that got stuck, like a stick. The sun heats the object, eroding the ice. On a recent day, one grew 3 inches in an hour, a guide said. Tip-up: Device used to suspend bait through your hole and detect when a fish strikes, without having to hold a fishing rod.