Ice Fishing Stream Trout in Shallow Water

Cold water fish species like stream trout can provide steady action through the ice when walleye, panfish and bass get lock jaw mid-winter

Wired2Fish’s Kyle Peterson and buddy McKeon Roberts document their day on the ice in pursuit of steam trout. They take us through the process of cutting a huge hole in the ice, then sight fishing using small spoons and Jigging Raps tipped with wax worms. Kyle wraps it up with his favorite way to prepare fresh trout for the table. Mid-winter usually marks a significant slow down in traditional gamefish feeding through the ice, but cold water species like trout and pike can remain consistently good. Stocked trout fisheries (put and take) exist in surprising numbers throughout the country, so research some near you and give it a try. 

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