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Ice fishing requires much smaller versions of rods, reels, fishing line and tackle. These two jigs on the left are just the right size for panfish, while the jigging spoon can lure in perch, walleye, bass and northern pike. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)

Downsize for better success on ice

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During the ice fishing season, talking about success is common.

However, some anglers rarely get to speak of their prosperity. Fishing is partially about gaining knowledge and minimizing the variables that can negatively affect the outcome. Some of those modifications are quite simple.


First off, buy a lighter fishing rod.

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