Just because the weather in the Midwest has turned cold is no excuse to put away your fishing gear. Lots of big trophy fish can be had fishing through the ice!
Friend and International Fishermen, Steve Ryan, sure knows how as evidenced by these monster bluegills he recently caught.
For my International friends, yes we do fish through the ice here in the United States. This is accomplishd by drilling a hole through the ice and often sitting on a bucket jigging for panfish such as bluegills, perch, and crappie. Bluegills are a delicious table treat!
Often fishermen might use and ice shack to keep them out of the adverse weather environment.
Have fun while ice fishing, but make sure you are extremely safe!