Spear fishing for pike is one of the coolest ways to land a few toothy critters through the ice.
When most people think of ice fishing, they generally do not imagine spear fishing for pike. Instead, they tend to think of a small hole drilled in the ice and a whole lot of waiting in the cold. If you want to add some excitement to your next ice fishing trip, consider spear fishing for pike.
Anglers who want to try their luck at spearing a pike or two need to cut a large, rectangular hole in the ice. The hole is then covered with a dark fishing tent. This allows anglers to see approaching fish in the water, while also helping to camouflage the angler from wary fish. A decoy, and sometimes a live bait, are then lowered into the hole in order to attract the fish within spearing distance.
I think you can figure out what happens next.
If you want to try spear fishing for pike yourself, make sure to check your local fishing regulations to make sure you are obeying the law. Some states have spearing seasons as well as bag limits and species restrictions.
Finding someone who has experience spear fishing for pike would be ideal for someone new to the sport.