Ice-Fishing in Washington

What is Ice Fishing?

Ice fishing is a sport whereby people catch fish with lines and fish hooks (or spears) from an opening in the frozen ice.  It is usually on a lake or pond.  Ice fishermen often sit on stools in the open or in a heated cabin on the ice.

How do you fish in the Ice?

This is a great piece from

“After many unsuccessful ice fishing expeditions, I was asking myself a lot
of questions. It seemed unusual at the time, but I one day wondered if the
rules for hunting would somehow help with ice Fishing. The rules were obvious
to hunters, but no fisherman I had ever met even mentioned that kind of thing
in relation to fish.

So I hit the books.

I decided that I would understand how fish think, and see if I could
increase my chances of success. Being a fairly studious type of person, it
didn’t take me long to devour every book I could get my hands on from the local
bookstore and the library. Within a week I knew more about Pike than 99.9% of
the world’s population. And guess what happened on the next fishing trip…”

More about this fishing trip…

Hazen Audel (Untamed Science Biologist and Educator) took a trip with a local wildlife agency and students from Ferris High School in Spokane Washington.

Ice Fishing Links

Written by Rob Nelson

Rob is an ecologist from the University of Hawaii. He is the co-creator and director of Untamed Science. His goal is to create videos and content that are entertaining, accurate, and educational. When he's not making science content, he races whitewater kayaks and works on Stone Age Man.

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One thought on “Ice-Fishing in Washington

  1. Nice post I Must say that Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife. Fishing for trout, perch, bluegill, and crappie through the ice on eastern and northcentral Washington lakes can be fun and productive.

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