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Fishing on ice
Vick, Noel C., 1968-
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Publication Information:
Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [2000]

Physical Description:
xi, 250 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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SH455.45 .V53 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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With all of the new advancements in technology and gear, ice fishing has come a long way from hand-lining while camped on a five-gallon bucket, shivering on a frozen lake. Fishing on Ice is a comprehensive guide that covers everything you need to enjoy one of the fastest growing forms of freshwater angling. This practical, up-to-date information clearly explains how to use the latest gear to catch the most popular winter species.

Fishing on Ice will give you a first-hand look at the latest equipment, techniques, and locating methods used by the best in the business. It features real life fishing situations that are based on actual experience, instead of hypothetical scenarios at theoretical locations. And although most species become less active in the winter, you will learn the tricks that cause them to bite every time.

You will also learn how to find, catch, and even cook the most popular of ice fishing species:

- Walleye
- Northern pike
- Crappie
- Sunfish
- Jumbo perch
- Trout
- Hardwater exotics

Fishing on Ice gives you a detailed look at the equipment that has revolutionized the growing industry. It covers the latest in clothing, rods, reels, line, tackle, fish houses, electronics, heaters, lights, gas-powered and hand augers, snowmobiles and ATVs, and much more.

Whether you're a beginner to the sport or an expert who craves the latest advice on techniques and locations, this book will ensure that your ice fishing experience is comfortable, enjoyable, and most of all-successful.

Author Notes


Noel Vick is the publisher and editor of Fish & Game Finder , a popular outdoor magazine whose companion web site is one of the largest outdoor-related sites in North America. He has been running the magazine since 1991 and since that time has propelled the monthly publication to regional prominence. An avid writer who specializes in freshwater fishing in Midwestern states, he has been fishing since he ""was able to clutch a fishing pole.""

In Fishing on Ice , Vick was assisted by contributing writers who are also experts with rod and reel, as well as in their knowledge of what lies beneath the ice. Vick is married and lives in Isanti, Minnesota.


Table of Contents

Part I Gearing Up
Chapter 1 Staying Warm and Dry
Chapter 2 Setting Up a Fish House
Chapter 3 Finding Fish Electronically
Part II Catching the Fish
Chapter 4 Walleye
Chapter 5 Northern Pike
Chapter 6 Panfish
Chapter 7 Jumbo Perch
Chapter 8 Trout
Chapter 9 Hardwater Exotics
Part III Having Fun on Hardwater
Chapter 10 Fishing Competitions
Chapter 11 Cooking the Catch