Avid angler Lisa Roper explains how she creates a livewell on ice and it’s benefits for handling trophy caliber northern pike.
Livewell on Ice for Trophy Northern Pike
When handling trophy caliber fish, it is super important to keep the fish in the water as much as you can. One way you can keep the fish in the water and still be able to remove hooks, set up for a picture, etc. is by using a livewell on ice.
Creating a livewell is fairly simple. You will want to drill five to six holes connected together into the ice and you will only want to drive them about six to eight inches down.
The last hole you will want to drill all the way through. That will allow your livewell to fill up with water, and it gives you a spot to release the fish.
Creating a livewell will allow you to take your time when handling the fish, but it still allows the fish to stay in the water.
Once you are done for the day you will want to find some large tree branches you can set up along the livewell to mark it for people traveling across the ice.
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