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Top Ice Fishing Destinations of 2022

December 13, 2022

Top Ice Fishing Destinations of 2022

Are you done with hot summers and waiting or the winters to come? Winters are good, but for some anglers winter is not a happy season as they think the cold weather ruins the joy of fishing. It is just a myth because we are here for you to make every season a fishing season

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Our blog about Ice Fishing provides you the basic knowledge about the ice fishing, so you can check it. This blog is all about best US ice fishing destinations where you will not only enjoy fishing adventures but also love to explore the nature.

Ice Fishing Season:

If you wonder about the exact start of in the United States, the answer is simple the general ice fishing season start in the early December, the first chill morning after the fall and runs till the end of March however the exact date varies and depend upon location or state you are choosing for fishing.

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Top 5 Ice Fishing Destinations of 2022:

North American states of the United States are considered as the spots to have incredible experience of ice fishing. Here is a list of the top 5 ice fishing destinations of 2022 which you can consider while planning your ice fishing trip.

  • Devil's Lake, North Dakota
  • Silver Lake, California
  • Lake of the Woods, Minnesota
  • Copper Harbor, Michigan
  • Lake Champlain, Vermont

Devil’s Lake, North Dakota:

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Being the “Perch Capital of the World”, North Dakota has the natural water body as Devil’s lake which offers the best conditions for ice fishing in terms of fishing space, variety of fish and availability of different commodities.

The lake expand over an area of 200,000 acres, which means a lot of fishing spots. The fishes you can catch here are 

Silver Lake, California:

You might wonder why we mentioned California in this list, for your surprise this Golden State hides the gems of ice fishing and Silver lake is one of them. This lake is the “oldest fishing retreat” and here you can expect

If you are lucky enough, you can easily catch a trout of about 20 to 25 inches long.

Lake of the Woods, Minnesota:

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Minnesota being considered as the best state of winter fishing and one of the top ranking state with hundreds of lakes which not only offering the science views but also welcome anglers to enjoy the ice fishing experience. The Lake of the Woods, being known as “Walleye Capital of the World” offers the best ice angling conditions for

  • Walleye
  • Bass
  • Lake Trout
  • Sturgeon
  • Muskie
  • Northern Pike
  • Crappie
  • Sauger
  • Bluegills
  • Yellow Perch

Copper Harbor, Michigan:

"Ice fishing paradise", Copper Harbor is always on the top of the bucket list, Lake Superior is the heart of ice fishing with varied fishing conditions, different lakes have different time of the winter ideal for ice fishing. The frozen lakes not only provide you a chance to enjoy fishing, but also to experience snowmobile rides.

The fishes you can catch while ice fishing are,

Lake Champlain, Vermont:

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The lake is regarded as “premier ice fishing spot” as it provide you the opportunities to catch,

  • Trout
  • Perch
  • Salmon
  • Northern Pike
  • Walleye
  • Bluegill

The lake is wide with different fishing conditions at different spots, explore the lake according to your choice and get the maxim of the ice fishing.

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