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Change “the background”.


In other words, change what is behind the line. Snow and ice can be a helper. Try building up the sides around the hole, and see how the line contrasts against it. There are times when dirtier snow, especially if stained by murky water from the drilled hole, will help as a background.

Cold Water Period


Line Watching on the Ice


Line watching has been a great way of detecting strikes in many types of fishing. It can be tricky at times, and especially when ice fishing with different light conditions.

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Using the interactive contour map is simple. It functions just like a typical GPS unit that is loaded with Navionics charts. Click and drag the map to find the lake you are looking for. Use the + and - to zoom in and out for the lake that you would like to view contours for. You can also toggle the overlay data so that it includes satellite imagery or terrain overlay on the map.

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