In some areas this year, the ice was slow to thicken up. But by now most hard water anglers are exploring.
Nick Linder shares some of his favorite lures when fishing early ice.
Crappie Basics – Best Baits Fishing Early Ice
Born into the legendary Linder family, Nick Lindner grew up with a fishing rod in his hand. After earning an Economics degree at the University of North Dakota, Nick joined the legendary Lindner Media Productions crew for five years, where he developed a passion for entertaining and educating anglers.
Now, he’s on his own, stretching lines and creating video content. He enjoys chasing fish all year long, but ice fishing holds a special place in his heart. It comes and goes usually before Christmas – first ice. That fabled period where fish remain in autumn feeding mode, and now you can stand right over their heads. Here Linder shares his favorite go-to lures when he’s fishing hard water.