Our friends over at Lansing Journal weight in on the ice fishing reports in February, and boy are they not looking good.
But, that’s expected from February, this is the month where fish have moved out of shallow areas and started to group up in large schools, making them harder to find.
That doesn’t mean though that you can’t have a good time ice fishing out on your local lake. You’re just going to have to be smarter about it and find where the fish will be hiding out.
Try to find drop off points, or just locate deep water and see if you can find any structure. Chances are there will be crappie and bluegill hanging out there.
Having a good topographics map of your local lake or even buying a fishfinder for ice fishing can help you locate where the fish are.
One thing is for sure, during February and into March, the bite is often the lightest of the year. Not sure if it is the cold winter, the long winter or exactly what, but the bite is often soft.
The key to fishing is to never give up, go at it with enthusiasm and use your natural fishing extincts.