During winter fishing on ice, you need to know that the most difficult, and therefore dense, water becomes at a temperature of about zero degrees. And warm and colder is usually lighter and should naturally rise above a layer of water with zero temperature. This explains the formation of ice, when the upper layers of water, cooling, freeze, and the ice has buoyancy.
Features of winter fishing on ice, movement and fishing from ice, thickness increase and safe load on ice.
This means that in winter the warmest water is located at the bottom, which constantly heats it to about a temperature of about plus 4 degrees. This is also observed in deep river pits where water is constantly mixed. On winter fishing, you must very carefully move on ice. The fact is that the thickness of the ice in the water bodies is not the same and it is not uniform. Areas may occur over the keys, strong currents and great depths. Sometimes snow hides gigantic bubbles of gas accumulated under a thin film of ice. At the beginning of winter, the most durable is transparent, dark ice, and white, cloudy with gas bubbles – weaker. However, white ice may turn out to be much thicker, which is especially characteristic for areas of frozen “fat” or snow driven by waves and wind into wide strips across bays and channels near islands.
or other utensils.
It is good to have a gas burner, dry alcohol tile.
In extreme cases, you should take sandwiches with you..
It is better to eat food indoors, in warmth, or in calm from the wind.
Sandwiches must be warmed before meals.
In frosty windy weather, fishermen seek shelter or create protection from wind and cold themselves: they lay walls out of snow, deploy panels and tents. Of course, all these structures tie the fisherman to a place, depriving them of freedom of movement, but it’s better to use them all the same..
Movement on ice.
Driving on spring ice requires even more caution than on the first ice. It is best to walk along paths and tracks. After the appearance of the flanges, before you go out onto the ice, you need to ensure yourself an absolutely reliable and safe return. On lakes and reservoirs, when the ice comes up and “dries”, a strong wind can move and overtake it, pushing it to one of the shores. In this case, the edges at the opposite shore will increase. A way out will have to be found, consistent with the movement of ice.
Dark spring ice is twice as weak as white, it is thoroughly saturated with water and divided by it into separate crystals, which makes it dangerous for movement and unsuitable for stops. With prolonged loads, dark ice quickly bends, water emerges on top of it, and then it breaks up into crystals. Stop and chop the holes for fishing should only be on white, dry ice.