If you’ve ever been ice fishing, you may have noticed that ice anglers practically speak their own language. To clear up any confusion, we thought we’d cover some commonly used terms you may hear being thrown around the next time you’re out on the ice. Enjoy!

Spikes – bottle fly larvae (maggots)

Mousies – drone fly larvae (maggots)

Flasher – Electronic sonar fish finder

Markin’ – Fish showing up on a flasher, i.e. “Hey, you markin’?’”

Juice – Great spot, holds lots of fish, marking lots of fish. “I’m on the juice.”

Rip – Hooked up, have a fish on the line. “Rippppppppppp!”

Paper Party – catching lots of crappie. “We’re having a paper party!”

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