Quiz: What Do You Know About Ice Fishing?
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What Do You Know About Ice Fishing?
By: Annette
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About This Quiz

If you live in the upper northern states or Canada, there are two seasons each year, winter and almost winter. Although that's a joke, it can feel like that, if you don't embrace winter and winter activities. That's why ice fishing is ideal. 

You can enjoy the beauty of winter, right on the ice, yet still stay warm enough with your shelter, portable heater, and warm, waterproof clothes. And you're doing something productive whether it's fishing for dinner or just enjoying the excitement of the tug of the line, the fight, the beauty of your catch, and the release. 

Best of all is the ability to be anywhere on the lake without using a boat. You can find that perfect fishing spot as long as you don't crowd the other ice fishermen. And then there's the absolute peace and quiet to enjoy. No boats cruising on the lake or river. Just the wind in the trees, the twittering of birds, and the rhythmic sounds of nature within the vast silence. 

It's a soul-warming experience as long as you're prepared with an auger, ice rod, bucket and rod holder. And be sure to pick a safe spot. Early in the year, shallow water is a smarter bet than deep water. And if you see other anglers, the thickness of the ice is probably at a safe depth. Winter can be a wonderland. Recall the joy of being first on the ice with this quiz. 

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When ice fishing, it's important to have _____.
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Do ice fishers always release their catch?
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When starting out, seek ____.
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Early in the season, look for _____ waters.
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Ice fishers are ______.
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Popular ice-fishing areas are often _____.
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Never fish where you see _____.
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_____ rods are gaining popularity.
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Ice rods tend to be quite _____.
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Ice fishers prefer to catch _____.
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There's a growing trend for _____.
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Ice anglers cut holes in the ice using _____.
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Ice augers come in ______.
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Augers may be powered by _____.
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It's not uncommon for ice fishers to use their buckets as ______.
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In terms of holding your rod, which strategy is best?
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To remove hooks from fish, be sure to have ______.
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Cold water fishing requires _____.
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Be sure to select _____ weights.
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When using small baits, choose _____ hooks.
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To enhance your angling, use _____.
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What device straddles the hole so you can fish hands-free?
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Your fishing method is known as ______.
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When it comes to bait and movement, fish prefer ______ each day.
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When it comes to spoons and jigs, select _____.
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Where is the Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza?
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Do you need a fishing license to ice fish?
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Do you cast an ice fishing rod?
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As an ice fisher, it's essential to have _____.
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Should you drive on the ice?
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The crackling noise of ice is ______ .
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What is the first part of your body that will get cold?
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