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Hook, Line and Sinker on the ice

MARATHON COUNTY (WAOW) -- Some lakes and rivers in Wisconsin are covered with sheets of ice, and anglers are already fishing for a bite.

So what does it take to hook, line and sinker?

Drilling a hole is the first step to reeling in a fish out on the ice.

Next, setting the bait and then?

"You've got to be very patient at what you're doing and hopefully you get some results," said Kurt Schultz of Kurt's Guide Service.

Schultz is a fishing guide in wausau and shares his knowledge of fishing with others.

Chad Miller is on Half Moon Lake along side Schulz and he has been fishing for 30 years.

"It's a fun hobby to have in the winter when there isn't a lot to do," Miller said.

But there is just one catch..

"I'm allergic to fish. I can't touch them or eat them but love to go and go as much as I can," he said.

Schultz said right now there is a layer of ice five to six inches thick, and he knows what to look for when it comes to finding a safe spot..

"Look where the other anglers are and where they're going. If you see black ice or open water, obvious stay away from it," said Schultz

He also recommends knowing where the rivers and flowage's are and knowing the currents."

Schultz said it's still early in the season, but some fish are biting, "It's going to get better and better as we find out where these fish are and what their willing to bite."

Online Reporter: Christine Souders, Newsline 9

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