Tony Roach talks about one of his favorite techniques for catching walleyes on the ice! He calls it Ice Trolling. He doesn’t let the ice-covered lakes prevent him from using this popular summer tactic. In winter Tony drills holes as he travels down the break line just like trolling down a break in the summer. This technique allows him to stay on fish.

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  1. ICE-FISHING MEMORIES | Northland Fishing Tackle on November 18, 2022 at 9:31 am

    […] I was with another Roach, Tony Roach, one day a couple of years later.  We were on Mille Lacs Lake fishing for perch.  We arrived at our spot and Tony took off with his auger, popping holes along a quarter mile of structure.  After creating a bunch of holes, we started fishing.  Tony never fished a hole for more than a couple of minutes if he didn’t see fish on the sonar.  He kept moving until he found some perch.  He caught the ones that would bite and then move on.  It’s this style of fishing that created the phrase “Trolling on Ice”. […]