As Ice fishing awaits and the opportunity to do so is hampered by nice weather, I would like to share some of the ways that I pass the winter blues! One of the best ways to pass the time is to make bass fishing jigs from a desired mold then paint them and apply skirts. A task that is a goal for the next year is to pour my own soft plastics. I've progressed from the jigs to spinnerbaits and buzzbaits which make it great when you catch a nice bass on your own creation give some gratification. Rod building is another challenge that is a great way to pass the winter.
Ice fishing is a fun adventure in its own! The tackle is very light and can provide many hours of fun entertainment. The tackle gives something to playing a fish in to land it in a 6" hole if a bass hits the jig watch out it will be a battle to the test of your patience. Be safe when ice fishing! Always plan ahead and let someone know the location of your outing.
Till next time Fish on!
Matt Holder 724 Outdoors!