How to win the competition and succeed in the game FAQ

The original is written by Mikko and published on kalassa.net in 2007. The original was modified.


There are a multiple of different variables in the game, all of which you need to be able to take into account in order to win . Below, these variables are categorized under different subheadings (hopefully supplemented by users). Naturally, as a gambler, I do not tell and reveal the exact meanings of these. The list is intended to be a list of things to look out for. Additions to the list in due course, such as “depth,” which means the floating depth of the ice. The current version does not yet support this feature. There will also be subcategories for campaign-related issues in due course.

The general road to victory: Follow what computer players are doing. This way you will gradually learn to know where the fish are moving and where to try them. You can also deduce the fish pick-up locations yourself based on your own experience, the game has at least tried to emulate their realistic use.

General: There are 3 different seasons in the game, each varying in fish income. The spawning behavior of fish has a detrimental effect on eating in some species, but in others it increases the enthusiasm for eating. In general, you should observe the differences between the seasons and play the same lake at each different time. It can be deduced from the result lists which species are more readily available at any given time, but it is worth noting that there is also daily variation and they can confuse direct analysis of the results. In the autumn winter, first-time ice fishing is possible and eating can be good from time to time. It is dark in mid-winter and eating slightly weaker in general, but for some species the best chance is at this time of year. However, a large part of the competitions take place in the middle of winter, and therefore, in terms of poorer eating, it is also necessary to know the fish's tricks during this season. Spring winter leads to an improvement in perch and roach eating in particular, but some other species also pick up. However, in some species, passivation occurs, such as rainbow trout, as the spawning season approaches.

The road to victory: Follow the result lists, remember what species you should catch at any given time, and you will be able to choose your icefish correctly and focus your catch on just the right fish. The wrong target species can lead to loss or a bitter point position.

General: The game has 4 days time, morning, noon, afternoon and night. Night time is only available in those waters where made is a species to be caught, of course madetta is also present in some other bodies of water (eg Siikakoski). Fish eating times vary with sunrise and day length. In early and mid-winter, the day is short and eating is timed to the brightest moment of the day. However, some species still like twilight in the morning and evening. In the spring, the day lengthens, with the best eating focused on the morning and evening, but there are more eating periods during the day, while at times it is quieter.

The road to victory: The competition is always held at certain times, so the conditions are always the same for all participants. During the race, however, it is not worth depressing if the fish does not eat immediately, as eating can start unexpectedly and also end like a wall. That's how it really goes.

General: Different fish species eat at different times of the year and time. This behavior needs to be learned to identify so that the catch can be targeted to the right species at just the right time to maximize the catch. Different species are also interested in different jigs and baits, so there is plenty to try. And not to be too simple, different species also live in slightly different places and have weighted interests in, for example, vegetation, running water or even depth. Other fish are afraid of pike and prefer to dodge them. Pike, on the other hand, like to be in their fields, but may get excited to prey and then the lures of the anglers will be taken away! Some flocks are afraid of the sound of drilling and other noise and dodge to quieter areas. Other species, on the other hand, are interested in small life and can be attracted from afar to the scene by skillful ice fishing.

The most common species: Perch

Perch are abundant in most water bodies
Perch are suitable for marmosets, vertical beaks and equilibrium beaks
If you eat well and there is a bigger perch then you should try a balance, eg small levellers with 1 or 2 rods, bigger levellers with 2-3 rods
Good perch water bodies are, for example, Lokkiluoto, Venetjoki artificial lake, Meri, etc.
Largest perch obtained: Räväjärvi 1609 g, Lokkiluoto 1593 g

The road to victory: Find out which species is “enough” in each lake and focus your catch on the species that has the most or what is possible to gain the most weight. Hone your tactics and knowledge to the forefront of this particular sport.

Tie voittoon: Ota selvää mitä lajia on ”tarpeeksi” kussakin järvessä ja keskitä pyynti siihen lajiin, jota on eniten tai mitä on mahdollista saada painoltaan eniten. Hio taktiikkasi ja tietämyksesi huippuun juuri tätä lajia koskien.

General: The game has 2 different size drills and 4 different rods

The road to victory: In the case of a water body where there is usually a small fish or a race, it is better to choose a smaller drill, (red 4 "). fish so you should choose a bigger drill (green 6 "). Most players have 2 or 3 rods as the starting freedom. At the start, there may also be 1 pole in the competition, with a marmot or a small leveler.

General: The game has ice in 3 different categories. Vertical jigs are universal jigs for all species, but very often each species has its own favorites. Balances, on the other hand, are favored by larger fish (both larger individuals and species). The biggest predators are again interested in cans and spoons. Moss and mutu pastes should be used especially for planted precious fish. There are even large differences in the colors for each water body, so it is worth finding out for each water body its own catch. If, on the other hand, you want to fish only for record fish, you may want to leave these small fish jigs completely unused, although fish income may generally decline. Fish can only be caught by a lure that is catching. Constantly raising small fish takes away valuable fishing time from it, so it may be wise for the size of the lure to prune these million brothers out of the way.

The road to victory: If there is a small fish in the lake, ice fishing with a suitable general look. If there are bigger individuals in the lake again, you can try concentrating the catch on the bigger ones and choosing the lures for the bigger fish.

The game currently features fly larvae of different colors (red, blue, green and white), bait pastes, cut, survivors and fish bait. There are lake / daily differences in larval color that should be monitored for all other variables.

Success in competitions of different lengths requires different strategies. In short races, a little risk-taking is worthwhile, as even a single isom can be equal to winning. In longer competitions, the importance of lynx decreases and experience / evenness increases.

The road to victory: In short races, look for your own big fish edges, or a safe place to catch smaller ones. In larger ones, focus only on the masses that happen to become bigger along with the catch

The game varies with wind direction, temperature, cloudiness and clarity / rain. Changes in the weather can affect eating, either improving it or making it worse. The significance is not very great (not all variables go hand in hand), but it still has an effect. Weather will play a major role in campaign mode and character equipment, but it is not yet relevant:

The road to victory: The weather can have little effect, but it can explain bad / good eating. By monitoring wind direction, temperature, cloud cover and possible rain, you can achieve a good result when you react immediately to weather variations.

You can swing the ice fishing rod in two ways. The left button at the bottom of the rod position remains “stuck behind”, resembling a normal swing. With the right button you can move the whole free, so you can do eg. long and slow lifts. Proper ice fishing can arouse the interest of an otherwise passive fish and start eating. Entire flocks can also come from nearby if you can only swing your free hand properly. However, too much waving scares the fish.

The road to victory: Practice proper swimming.

In the beginning, it can be difficult to succeed in competitions. A good start is to go ice fishing to practice at each different season and time of day. In competitions, you should follow others and especially read the result lists carefully. That's when you get a good overview of which sport to win the race with and who to go to. As you start to gain experience, you should find your own / best places in each race. The right lure should be chosen for each fish species (and water body) separately. In short races, the risk strategy can be successful, but in long races it is worth applying where there is the most fish in the mass.

In single player, challenge competitions are a good form of training, the tasks in it become more difficult as the race progresses.

The road to victory: Experience, practice. Hour after hour, day after day.

Different lakes will later have their own tips.