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Sight Fishing Stream Trout Through the Ice

Wired2Fish staffers Kyle Peterson and McKeon Roberts document their day on the ice in pursuit of stream trout. It starts with the process of cutting a huge hole in the ice, then sight fishing using small spoons and Jigging Raps tipped with wax worms.

Mid-winter usually marks a significant slow down in traditional gamefish feeding through the ice, but cold water species like trout and pike continue to feed regularly. Stocked trout fisheries like this exist in surprising numbers throughout the country, so research some near you and give it a try.