Show Date: January 3rd & 4th, 2015
Location: Lake Winnebago System; Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Guide: Pro Guide Larry Smith [920-361-4996 | walleyeguide.com]
It's the first episode of the new year! We're ringing it in with Larry Smith on the Winnebago System out of Oshkosh Wisconsin. The first thing we need to stress is ice safety, with the warmer than usual temperatures, the ice isn't solid (or even present) in many parts of the lakes you may want to get out on. So please make sure you know what you're getting into before you head out - no fish is worth paying for with your life.
We are doing mostly jigging, looking for whitebass and crappies, using Kastmasters tipped with spikes. Pounding the bottom will poof up the sand and attract the fish. Doing this method coupled with your Humminbird locator is the best way, because you can see when you’ve attracted a fish, then raise up your lure to see if it will follow. They may hit on the pause too, so keep a tight line so you can feel the bite.
We fish 2 totally different weather days Day one is raining and gloomy most of the day, while day 2 is a high blue sky day without a breath of wind - this is what we would describe as an ideal ice fishing day.