I’ve always had an interest for documentaries, whether it be about the paranormal or some normal experience known to man.
I thought it would be cool if I could find a great fishing documentary to watch somewhere on the web, I tried searching for a few minutes, it seems as though there aren’t many official fishing documentaries out there. What I mean by official is a documentary put together by decent director.
I stumbled upon one on YouTube and found it somewhat interesting, it’s an ice fishing documentary done by some average fisherman. You may lose interest as you watch it due to it being a little bootleg. And you may also have a hard time hearing the fisherman talk at times due to a breezy wind out on the ice, make sure you turn it up. But, it’s still kind of fun to watch, you get a feel what it’s like to be an ice fisherman if you’ve never done it before.
One thing with ice fishing is to always come prepared. Always be prepared to dress warm, last thing you want is to be out on the ice freezing your ass off. Be prepared if you fall in the water with some safety ice picks, these are vital for self rescue if no one is around. Be prepared with the right fishing equipment: spud, auger, bucket, fishing pole, lures, and skimmer.
Even if you have a auger, it’s always good to have a spud to make the hole bigger.
Or sometimes the blades on your auger can wear down when you’re out drilling holes, you can use the spud as an alternative. Poles and lures are kind of obvious. By the way, I did notice he uses the same jig I use when I go ice fishing: perch colored “Rapala jigging minnow,” so this fisherman knows something about ice fishing. As for the skimmer, it’s a must! Without this you’d have to dip your hands in the hole to get the ice and snow out of the hole.
Once you get your hands cold, it’s pretty much all over, because your hands will be cold for the rest of the time out on the ice. Hands are impossible to warm up unless you have an ice shanty. And with the economy being so down, you should have no problem finding a used on up on Craigslist for half the price. These are just some of the ice fishing tips I thought I’d share through my experience as an ice fisherman. Hope you enjoyed the bootleg documentary!