Being that I am lazy I would relish the idea of taking a day off. In order for this to happen some one else will have to post a tip here. Thousands of tips are available to post.
Because I am seeing less and less people on the ice every year, I am thinking that no one is catching any fish and is giving up. And who wants to sit on a block of ice not knowing what they are doing. Besides I enjoy the company, friendly competition and camaraderie between 10-15 people with same interest. (or any intrest)
Most tips are common since to the avid icefisherpeople but you can be assured that many people go out on the ice clueless every year. From being improperly dressed to not understanding ice conditions.
It is my hopes that with the abundance of experience here on the boards we can rally together and provides helpful information and experiences of our excursions for that ice fisher want-a-be. So that he/her can go out on the ice feeling relatively safe and not get hurt + have good time.
So here it is… This is your first Ice Fishing Tip Of The Day -
In 30+ years of ice fishing I have been visited in the shanty only once by Mr. Game Warden. My door was latched from the inside as many of my friends do as well. Not to keep any one out per say but to keep the wind from blasting the doors open. (Any experienced ice fisherman will attest.) Any way he announced whom he was, I peeked through the peephole and seeing that what he said was true I immediately opened the door and invited him in to warm up, offered him some hot coffee, (not a beer because he was on duty)
I welcomed the visit (I know that if the game warden is on the lake checking he will have knowledge of what is going on around the rest of the lake.)+(If Mr. Game Warden is treated as a human being he will respond accordingly.) for those of you that may be thinking of breaking the law on an exceptionally good fishing day, remember that if you want to be respected then respect the fair fishing game rules. They are put in place for the benefit of the fish and your fellow fisherman. (Good ice fishing tip of the day)
“Don’t forget to wiggle your jig.” davetclown