With some great species to target through the ice in New York, and so many lakes and ponds open to ice fishing in our state, it can be difficult to choose where to start.
Strands of silk held together by a silicone bead can be attached to your jig hook to mimic the natural actions of aquatic bugs that fish like to eat.
While it’s true that the shallowest waters will freeze first, I avoid those small shallow lakes because the fishing can be tough there, particularly if there is no snow cover. The fish see you and spook easily.
Here’s the outlook for some of Minnesota’s top destinations.