What are the best tactics, tips, tricks or experience you can share when ice fishing without electronics?
Hard water tactics without technology
Long pulsator rod and hole hopping in shallow water, 1-8 fow. My favorite way to fish. Its nice getting away from the locator when you don't need it or can't use it.
I'll start things off saying that underwater structure is often a continuation of what's going on along the shoreline under the water. Traveling light on a Canadian canoe trip we went swimming by a waterfall and a spiny rock ridge that angled down into the water. Snorkeling with a mask along the ridge yielded a treasure trove of snagged lures. Sediments stirred up attracted smallies watching as close as 3 feet away as I pulled out rapalas and spoons from the silt. Steep dropping hillsides mean deep fishing close to shore, and peninsulas; underwater ridges off the points. No real rocket science involved... just common sense. Heavy jigging spoons with a big treble hook snags weeds if there are any. A sharp auger and a willingness to move are your best weapons.