Me and my fishing companion Henrik has increasingly started to look at atmospheric pressure at ice fishing, or really all ice fishing. We have noticed that it is more important than you might think, and our theory is that it is the most important factor when ice fishing and other fishing that takes place on ice. The fish that are under the ice notice most likely not so much by the weather we experience above the ice.
The most important thing is that the weather should be stable, no matter which element we're talking about. If the weather changes very much, we have experienced that bad, whether it is ice fishing or fishing in open water. But what we nowadays look mainly at the right air pressure at ice fishing. The air pressure should be high and preferably rising. It is best if it has been high for a week and still rising slowly, then usually the pike's on the ball. As long as the air pressure is rising, it is good. Is it declining, it is not good.
High air pressure is usually around 1030 MVP or higher and 980 MVP is low. Normal atmospheric pressure is there somewhere in about 1013 mvp. Weather sites which SMHI usually able to provide clear statements on the air pressure behave from day to day. One tip is to keep track of this before you fish and evaluate it afterwards.
This weekend I had Henke and not those best placed when the air pressure was relatively high during the week, and then fell to the weekend and throughout the weekend. This is not good! May be that the pike fit to eat when there is increasing pressure, which is a great time to Ismeta, then stop when the air pressure drops again. This weekend we fished in one place as we have previously had good ice fishing for. When fishing in the same place under different conditions, you notice much difference between what is good and what is bad!
BUT, you should never rely completely on what condition you think you have before you go out fishing, if there is ice fishing or other fishing, it does not matter. Just because the air pressure says that ismetet will be less good it does not mean that this is what you meet when you come out on the ice. This fishing trip we had quite a few cases, it was really not so tough. In contrast, the pike extremely careful, they took the prey fish very quiet and spat happy. Several pike got to taste a couple of times before they chose to take the roach properly. The day ended with closer 10 landed pike, which one pike 7,88 kg and at a 10,46 kg. So even if we advance thought that today's air pressure was bad, so you can have a cool fishing in all cases!