I have been talking a lot about ice fishing with good friend and Sportsman's Warehouse Sales Associate Marcus Williams. One of the things that's so nifty about ice fishing is that you can get a lot of trout, and I mean trout you can keep, as in rainbows, by ice fishing in the winter. Continuing my conversation with Marcus from last week, I started with a tongue in cheek question that led to some interesting information. "I'm assuming that we are not talking flyfishing here when it comes to ice fishing. That is correct. Mostly they use a very short rod, 22 inch to 24 inch rods are not uncommon, some guys even though shorter than that, and very compact, very lightweight packages, you know rod reel combos. The reason for that is that it is hard to fish through a hole in the ice with a long rod and land a fish properly without cutting your line on the ice. They just stand over the whole and jig their worm and marshmallow but there are also jig heads tipped with a maggot, there are a lot of things that guys do. Meal worms, some guys use something called a waxy, the jig and wrap made by Wrapola, it's just a lure by itself that you jig. If you don't have success you drill another hole and move around until you have success. You are allowed 5 rods in the state of Idaho so you can put out 5 setups and have 5 different holes going all at once."