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Ice fishing is a cold-weather angling method that involves fishing through holes cut into frozen bodies of water, such as lakes or ponds. Typically practiced during the winter months when the water surface is frozen, ice fishing requires anglers to drill or cut holes through the ice to access the water below. Anglers then use specialized gear, such as ice fishing rods and reels, to drop baited lines into the icy depths. The holes are often equipped with ice fishing shelters or tents to shield anglers from the harsh winter elements. The choice of bait and lures may vary depending on the targeted fish species, but common targets for ice fishing include perch, walleye, trout, and panfish. The activity requires patience and adaptability, as fish behavior can change with the cold temperatures. Ice fishing is not just a fishing method; it is also a social activity where friends and family gather on the frozen surface, creating a unique and communal experience amidst the winter landscape.

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