The best weather for steelhead fishing includes stable temperatures and barometric pressure, an overcast sky, and a light drizzle. These often warmer weather fronts can really turn the fish on and give you plenty of action.
Fishing in Canada
Depending on its range, northern pike typically spawn sometime between March and May, when water temperatures are between 40 and 45F. They can spawn both in open water and under the ice and prefer shallow areas rich in vegetation.
Depending on their range, crappie spawn between late February and mid-June. They will gather in large numbers in shallow water areas up to 6 feet when temperatures are between 50 and 60F. The actual spawning takes place when water temperatures are around 65F.
Black crappie generally have a dark body covered with irregular dark or black spots, while white crappie most commonly have a lighter body with regular dark bars running down their flanks.
The best ice fishing rods for lake trout are somewhat longer, have a strong backbone, and provide excellent action for different presentations. They will give you enough force for a strong hookset and can even be used as a dead stick.
Adult walleye eat a variety of smaller fish, including yellow perch, minnows, and shads. Really big specimens can sometimes also devour smaller bass or crappie, while juvenile walleye mostly eat zooplankton and insects.