Ice fishing is all the rage this season throughout the Northwest so I called Kelly Salleen at Sportsman's Warehouse for the latest: "Typically we use things called tip ups which are things that you rig up and they have a spring and when you get a bite it sets the hook and you just hand line them in. That's one option. Other options, you use different types of jigs and live bait like worms and maggots. In terms of comparing the two, the tip up allows you to sit and drink a hot cocoa and just watch for a little flag to appear, right? Yes. You can have up to five holes. Some people jig with one or two little ice rods and then they have a few tip ups going. Some people just like to line up a bunch of rods. It's kind of a personal preference. Marcus told me a couple of years ago that if you catch a lake trout or a rainbow you are allowed to keep them as opposed to catch and release. To clarify with the lake trout and rainbow, a lake trout is a Mackinac, it is a different species of trout that gets really big and they have special regulations. Sometimes in years past you could not keep them, then you could keep one over 30 inches, sometimes you can keep them under 32 inches so it changes for the Mackinac because the Mackinac is a lake trout which is different from a rainbow or a cutthroat or a brook trout.