Ice Fishing Charters with Rodney’s REEL Outdoors
Our ice fishing charters are usually underway by mid December and typically continue through until late March. We target Rainbow Trout, Perch and Brook Trout with the use of an underwater camera system that allows us to see the fish. On the cooler days or if the wind should come up we use a six man ice fishing hut for a more comfortable day. We keep a hot blazing fire on shore for our guests and included in your fishing charter is a hot lunch of smokies roasted over the fire, hot chocolate and fire roasted cherry pie for dessert. Our Australian guests tell me they call smokies, snags…I like that better than smokies! When fishing for Perch we also do a breaded Perch fry right on the ice. You just gotta catch’em! Should you decide to keep some fish we will clean and bag for you at the end of your ice fishing charter.
If you’ve never ice fished before, I recommend you give it a try. It’s a great way to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Our ice fishing charters are suited to the young and old alike and we can accommodate up to 4 anglers. For your ice fishing charter we’ll meet in West Kelowna at 7:30 am and return by 5 pm. If you are in town on a skiing holiday at either Big White or Silver Star we will try to make the necessary arrangements to meet closer to your resort. From here your guide will take you to your destination lake and depending on the snow conditions and what lake we are fishing we’ll either drive right to the lake or park our truck as close to the lake as possible and snowmobile the rest of the way in. Once at the lake we’ll use our gas powered auger to drill an 8″ hole through the ice and depending on the time of year, this can be as thick as 30″. Once the hole is cleaned and water depth measured, we’ll set up the rods and underwater camera. We use an assortment of baits such as meal worms, maggots, shrimp and dew worms. Small jigs, flys and bass tubes in the 1″ and 2″ size range are the norm.
Catch a Memory today with Rodney’s REEL Outdoors!
A Short Ice Fishing Video