I am born and raised Alaskan, I have spend much of my summers fishing for salmon and trout but I have not done much ice fishing. I have never caught a Burbot let alone acutally catch a fish ice fishing lol. I have been trying to find as much information as I can on ice fishing for burbot and have come up with very little. What I have found was fish guts (or parts ) just off the bottom from 10-25 feet during the winter. I also read that night time was the best time of the day.
That said I know Biglake has Burbot in it but I also know that there is a lot of polution in that lake. I have seen many trout and char caught that were deformed with extra parts and would rather not eat any thing out of that lake lol. I have heard that there are other lakes around here that have them and I know many wont say which lakes which I can understand. I am just wondering what to look for in a lake to see if it may have burbot. This winter a friend along with my 6 year old son and myself are looking into where to find burbot or how to find them. We have an ice auger and I am going to build or buy a portable Ice tent/shanty. I have a snowmachine if needed but would like to find some places close to home (Biglake area) that we could possibly drive to so I could make a family trip out of it a few times.
Any advise on what to look for or how to fish for them would greatly appreciated. My son and I are already getting amped for ice fishing and looking forward to getting out there and possibley bringing home some tasty fish. My 6 year old is already asking if there is ice on the lakes so we can go ice fishing lol.