Ever heard of the Crappie? It’s a great little fish to catch during the ice season. These fish can be found all over Southern Ontario, and are great eating! The nice thing about Crappie is they school up in numbers, so if you can find them, they’re easy to catch. Binbrook Conservation is a nice reservoir that holds great numbers of Crappie.
Targeting them in 15 to 20 feet of water should put you on the path to catching a few fish. All you’ll need are a few jigs, tipped with minnows, and you’re all set. Try varying depths off the bottom to find the proper area to catch them. If you have kids, this is a great way to introduce them to ice fishing. Crappies are willing biters, and will keep kids interested. Your kids won’t get bored! It’s a great way to spend time with your family, and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Fall is over and winter is upon us. For most people, this means the fishing season is probably done. I’m here to tell you that it’s not! Some of the best fishing happens now! A number of species are fattening up for the winter. This means they are hungry and willing to eat a nice sized offering you present them. Walleye, Crappie, and Perch come to mind.
Does the thought of winter with snow and ice get you feeling blue? That used to be me, but then I tried Ice Fishing! That’s right, standing on frozen water, fishing through a small hole… LOL. Instantly catching fish with friends and family took all the doldrums of a long winter away and brought with it the excitement to bring on the cold and ice for a fun winter of ice fishing. If you’ve never tried it, I encourage you to give it a try.
We’d love to meet some of you guys out there and experience the joy fishing can bring: meeting new people and building friendships. Stay tuned for some exciting news and dates for ice fishing events coming soon.
Fishing is a sport that I’ve enjoyed since I was a kid. It’s what we did on our family vacations. I continue to enjoy this great sport and getting-on-the-water as often as I can. Bass, Pickeral, Trout, Pike – you name it, I enjoy catching them all! I’ve noticed over the last few years, that catching half decent size fish is becoming more difficult. With that in mind, I took a new approach to fishing this year. Instead of just randomly selecting a lure from my tackle box and casting it out there, I did some fishing research. First of all, I chose the fish species I desired to catch – that is the ‘Mighty Northern Pike’. Then, I read blogs on how to catch these monsters and asked successful fishermen how they did it. Long story short, on my second cast, I attracted and landed my largest northern pike ‘so far’!
The single best tip I learned in catching ‘Northern’ is to cast a really big lure! Now it’s your turn, share your best story and tips!