GIANT PIKE THROUGH THE ICE!!! Ice Fishing with a Zen Master

 

 

INCREDIBLE DAY OF ICE FISHING! In all of my past attempts ice fishing, I had either gotten skunked or caught maybe a few panfish/perch. After learning some key ice fishing skills from the ice fishing king of New Jersey, Zach Merchant, it didn’t take long before we started SLAYING all kinds of awesome fish xD

Gear Used:

Tip-ups Ice picks
6″ Hand Auger

Location: Northern New Jersey
Date: December 27th, 2016
Primary Pattern: Live shiners on tip-ups around the main creek channel
Time Fished: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Air Temp: High of 53 degrees
Water Temp: Ice
Water Clarity: Lightly stained
Conditions: Mostly sunny with winds from the West up to 12 mph