It was early January 2009 and the weather report was looking cold. We’re talking negative wind chills all day long. Parents and teachers moaned and groaned about the bitter cold temps. Us on the other hand, thought we would use the cold day to our advantage. When I say us, I am referring a small group of high school friends. We waited until the school cancellation was announced on the morning news, and we made our way to a small local lake. None of us had ever tried ice fishing on our own before so these basic ice fishing tips would have proved very useful.
Pennsylvania ice fishing is in full swing. Extreme temperatures during the holiday season has added plenty of ice to most lakes across the state. The continued cold weather means ice fishing in Pennsylvania will continue to remain strong well into February.
Winter is in full grasp across Pennsylvania. Even though we had a few early weeks of ice fishing in Pennsylvania, anglers across the state did not have a chance to really get into it. Now that temperatures are arctic and projected to stay that way for what we hope is the rest of the winter months, ice anglers can start to plan their days on Pennsylvania's many great lake fishing hotspots. Ice fishing tips like these can help you forget about the cold and enjoy more of your time on the ice.