We are getting to that time of the ice season when the fishing starts picking up again with the warming days and more light reaching into the waters. This in turn starts getting these fish fired up for springtime and they start getting into more of a feeding mood.
This time of year, these fish start congregating in areas and turn to feed more on a regular basis. Late ice is a favorite time for fishing and the catching can start improving with the warmer sunnier days that usually come with this time of year.
When these fish are congregated, there will be some that are still in their finicky mood, but, there are many others that will be trying to get their feed on. These are the fish that are fun to target and using a bigger profile bait, Glo-Shot™ Spoon, those aggressive fish have no hesitation in attacking this spoon.
The bigger and more aggressive fish in these schools usually ride high in the water column, underneath the ice to about halfway to the bottom. When watching your spoon falling on your flasher’s screen, these are the fish that will move quickly up to meet your spoon as it falls.
Tipping the Glo-Shot™ Spoon with either an ™ plastic or minnow is a great way to seal the deal on the strike. Lightly jigging the spoon, will get the trailer moving around tantalizing them as well as the glow stick will draw them in as well.
Using the spoon will also deter some of the smaller fish from biting the bait and allow you a better opportunity at catching those bigger fish. Spoon fishing is a fun late ice tactic that will put a better bend into your short rod and when you get on these feeding schools, makes for a very enjoyable day on the ice.
By Kevin Dahlke