Author Topic: Hoping to return to Canada and restart the fishing, advice needed.  (Read 588 times)

Offline Jaguarxjsport

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Hi here everyone, well its, lets hope things start getting back to normal soon (we can hope).
A little background from me.
I am John (53 in March 2022), I live in the U.K. and every winter (usually until covid travel restrictions cam about), I travel to Canada and visit my relations in Saskatchewan and I spend a week or so ice fishing at Whiteswan Lake near Whelan Bay.
Well I won’t be coming back until 2023 (due to surgery on my knee and financial aspects spending several thousands on rebuilding my house).
When I do return I want to get back into the feel good factor of ice fishing. What I am asking for is advice on equipment and gear. Ideally looking for good special offers or deals to pick up so I am ready for when I return.
I fish in a fixed ice hut made of wood with 4 fishing holes in (2 of us fit in there with lots of room to spare), currently just hand lining, the ice hut is heated so nice and warm.  (images are shown to give an idea of size of hut- the red one is from the internet but looks similar to the one i use, the other 2 are the actual hut.
Thanks for the advice.
John

1.   What ice rod and reel would you recommend.
2.   What fish flasher or fish finder would you recommend.
3.   What lures would work best for catching lake trout.
4.   Reliable websites / stores for equipment.






John in Lancashire , UK.

Offline Coosangler

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Ugly stick combo rod and reel comes in medium and medium heavy for $39.99  gonna be hard to beat... medium heavy will work with a jaw jacker set up which is nice because you can get distracted and have multiple rods and not lose fish...
As far as fish finders go
Anything is a good start
Depth temp and fish alarm make a huge difference
I still use a cheap portable hummingbird meant for a boat or canoe...
Cheers

Offline canada

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Hi here everyone, well its, lets hope things start getting back to normal soon (we can hope).
A little background from me.
I am John (53 in March 2022), I live in the U.K. and every winter (usually until covid travel restrictions cam about), I travel to Canada and visit my relations in Saskatchewan and I spend a week or so ice fishing at Whiteswan Lake near Whelan Bay.
Well I won’t be coming back until 2023 (due to surgery on my knee and financial aspects spending several thousands on rebuilding my house).
When I do return I want to get back into the feel good factor of ice fishing. What I am asking for is advice on equipment and gear. Ideally looking for good special offers or deals to pick up so I am ready for when I return.
I fish in a fixed ice hut made of wood with 4 fishing holes in (2 of us fit in there with lots of room to spare), currently just hand lining, the ice hut is heated so nice and warm.  (images are shown to give an idea of size of hut- the red one is from the internet but looks similar to the one i use, the other 2 are the actual hut.
Thanks for the advice.


just grab my gear when you are here for your trip  I can live without it for a week
John

1.   What ice rod and reel would you recommend.
2.   What fish flasher or fish finder would you recommend.
3.   What lures would work best for catching lake trout.
4.   Reliable websites / stores for equipment.







Offline Jaguarxjsport

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Wow thanks for that, i really appreciate your offer.
What gear do you use?
John
John in Lancashire , UK.

Offline canada

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Wow thanks for that, i really appreciate your offer.
What gear do you use?
John

ice fishing gear!  dont worry have you covered for whatever you want to fish for. 

 



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