Being well traveled is a valued asset in many areas of life, and it’s definitely true in ice fishing. No matter how much time you spend on the water, if it’s always the same water, you can easily fall into a rut.
Go to the same spots, fish with the same lures, jig them the same way.
Traveling somewhere new forces you to think more, to explore not just highways and restaurants but the entire process of finding and catching fish. Real tournaments, like the Trap Attack series, show us that there is almost always more than one way to catch fish, even on the same body of water.