As fall fishing is coming to a close, winter fishing is just around the corner. Fishing in Utah in the winter can be a lot of fun and rewarding if you are prepared. Some of the biggest fish we have caught were during the winter months either through the ice or in rivers across the state.
With some preparation and minimal cost, you can enjoy winter fishing in Utah. Be prepared for cold, wet winter conditions and dress accordingly. Snow pants, winter coats, gloves, hats and waterproof boots are a must. Dress in layers as some winter days in the mountains can be pleasant. Don't forget sunscreen, you can get burned even on cold, cloudy days. If you fish in the summer you already have most of what you need as far as tackle is concerned. There is some specialized tackle for winter fishing to make things easier. Some things are necessary such as an ice auger to drill a hole in the ice, but most are not. We do recommend investing in a ice rod and reel and a few other basic items if you plan of doing a lot of ice fishing.
Helpful ice fining tips.
One of the key things to remember when ice fishing is that safety should always be your number one priority. Always check the local weather conditions and make sure the ice is safe before heading out. While unsafe ice should be a concern, there are a lot more problems with hypothermia associated with Ice fishing than drownings. Look for more posts trough out the winter for more winter fishing tips and information.