Small Details For Bigger Fish

January 24, 2017 by  
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Small Details For Bigger Fish

Ice anglers and open water anglers are always looking for a new trick that will help them catch more fish. They’re looking for that magic bait, or bait color, or method of retrieving, or whatever that will help them get more fish to bite. In reality, there is no one bait or technique that will […]

Easy Ideas For Increased Ice Fishing Success

November 27, 2016 by  
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Easy Ideas For Increased Ice Fishing Success

I saw a skim of ice on the pond this morning. Certainly not enough to walk on, but enough to provide hope that ice-fishing is not far away. Some folks just enjoy the social aspect of sharing an ice shelter with a friend or family member, but we all want to catch a fish, or […]

March on the Ice

February 16, 2016 by  
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March on the Ice

It seems like February just started and I’m already looking forward to ice-fishing in March.  March is my favorite month for ice-fishing. The days are longer, the weather isn’t as cold, and the fish like to get caught in March. Following are some things to keep in mind to catch more fish through the ice […]

There’s Still Lots of Time for Ice Fishing

February 17, 2015 by  
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There’s Still Lots of Time for Ice Fishing

By Bob Jensen   In some of the places where people go ice-fishing, a few of the ice-fishing seasons are starting to wind down, or in some places, they’re over.  Walleye season closes in some areas, but there is still lots of ice-fishing to take advantage of.  As the ice-fishing season winds down, we need […]

Different Lure Actions for Different Fish

January 26, 2015 by  
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Different Lure Actions for Different Fish

By Bob Jensen A lot of factors can determine how many fish we’ll catch through the ice.  Color is important:  So is lure size.  How the bait is attached to your line can be a consideration.  A small jig attached to your line with a big, bulky snap/swivel probably won’t be as effective as that […]

A Recent Ice Fishing Trip

January 19, 2015 by  
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A Recent Ice Fishing Trip

By Bob Jensen I just got back from an ice-fishing trip to Big Stone Lake.  Big Stone straddles the Minnesota/South Dakota border and is an outstanding fishery for a variety of fish species, but it’s the perch that brought us to Big Stone on this trip.  Big Stone has become one of the Midwest’s premier […]

Don’t Forget These Rules When You’re Out on the Ice

January 14, 2015 by  
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Don’t Forget These Rules When You’re Out on the Ice

By Doug Leier Some years in mid-January, ice fishing is just getting into full swing. But that’s certainly not the case this winter. Because of a prolonged cold spell that hit right after the deer opener, some folks have been on the ice since before Thanksgiving. On the other hand, many hunters have just recently […]

Keep Moving for More Fish

January 12, 2015 by  
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Keep Moving for More Fish

By Bob Jensen As we get farther into the ice fishing season, it becomes important that we vary our methods for catching fish a little bit.  Early in the season, when snow cover was light and the ice was thin, it was a good idea to sit on a spot for awhile.  Now that the […]

Keep Warm on the Ice

January 7, 2015 by  
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Keep Warm on the Ice

By Bob Jensen It got cold again! And that’s both a good thing and a bad thing.  It’s good, because the ice is getting thicker and safer across most of the ice-fishing region.  That means more anglers will be on the ice in the near future. It also means that it’s easier for those ice-anglers […]

Factors That Influence Fishing Success

December 23, 2014 by  
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Factors That Influence Fishing Success

By Bob Jensen Recently we talked about how lure color can have an influence in our fishing success.  And, while color can certainly have a role in determining how many fish we catch, there are other factors that also come into play in our fishing success.  Let’s talk about some of those factors. Size is […]

Are You Ready for Some Ice Fishing?

December 3, 2014 by  
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Are You Ready for Some Ice Fishing?

By Doug Leier November for many outdoorsmen and women is a gradual transition from October’s ducks and geese into deer and late-season pheasant hunting. But this year, the second week of November came with near-record cold and early ice that signaled dread for those who lament long Midwest winters, but probably warmed the hearts of […]

A Different Style of Ice Fishing

December 2, 2014 by  
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A Different Style of Ice Fishing

by Bob Jensen  There is no question that ice-fishing season has arrived early in the Midwest.  For those of us who like to go ice-fishing, that’s a good thing. I and some of my friends are going about our ice-fishing a little differently this year.  It’s going to be even more fun, and even more […]

Put a Glow in Your Fishing

November 25, 2014 by  
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Put a Glow in Your Fishing

by Bob Jensen Lure presentation is always an important part of fishing success.  Of course, you have to find them before you can catch them, but in open water or while ice-fishing, once you find the fish, you have to make them bite.  One way to make them bite more often, which I learned quite […]

Trust Your Depth-Finder For More Ice Fishing Success

November 18, 2014 by  
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Trust Your Depth-Finder For More Ice Fishing Success

By Bob Jensen  The pond froze over early this year, at least two weeks early. In most years, it would still be a month before ice comes to the small body of water that I see most days.  Although the ice isn’t safe yet, if the weather stays like it has been the past few […]

Late Season Ice Fishing

Late Season Ice Fishing

by Bob Jensen   The days are getting longer, and, although you might not believe it, it’s going to get warmer.  History would indicate that it’s going to get warmer.  March is almost always warmer than February, even in years that include a Polar Vortex.  Longer days and warmer temps this time of year mean […]

Winter Fishing: Contour Maps & Fishing Waters Access

Winter Fishing: Contour Maps & Fishing Waters Access

by Doug Leier   Like a lot of people, I’m often guilty of following a routine. That’s particularly true when it comes to choosing fishing spots. Year after year I can fish the same lakes, recall past visits, and assess the current state – whether the water is up or down, or whether there are […]

Color Under the Ice

January 28, 2014 by  
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Color Under the Ice

by Bob Jensen   It might not seem like it, but the late ice season is not that far off.  With Polar Vortex’s and such displaying their power, warmer weather seems like a long way off.  However, as the days continue to get longer and the sun moves farther north, we can be assured that […]

First Ice Fishing Trip of 2014

January 13, 2014 by  
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First Ice Fishing Trip of 2014

by Bob Jensen The year 2014 started off with cold temperatures and reports of a hot perch bite on Big Stone Lake at Ortonville Minnesota, right on the Minnesota/South Dakota border.  Some friends and I planned a trip to Big Stone with an eye on the weather.  We decided that as soon as there was […]

Mid-Season Ice Fishing Ideas

Mid-Season Ice Fishing Ideas

by Bob Jensen In many areas where anglers fish through the ice this time of year, we are at about the midway part of the season.  Most lakes have a good cover of ice as well as some snow.  We also have cold weather, lots of it.  There are a number of things we can […]

Mid-Season Ice Fishing

December 16, 2013 by  
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Mid-Season Ice Fishing

by Bob Jensen The middle part of the ice-fishing season will soon be here.  There are things we do in the middle of the season that we don’t do earlier in the year.  For more fishing success in the next few weeks, keep these ideas in mind. I was fishing for perch through the ice […]

Ideas for Dressing for Winter Fishing

November 29, 2013 by  
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Ideas for Dressing for Winter Fishing

by Bob Jensen Winter has definitely arrived in the Midwest. The Midwest provides lots of fishing opportunities throughout the winter months for both open water and ice anglers.  Many anglers like to go ice-fishing; many others enjoy fishing in the open water in rivers below dams.  Regardless of where you go fishing, you need to […]

Line up for Ice Fishing

Line up for Ice Fishing

by Bob Jensen   Ice-fishing and open water fishing are very similar in some ways and very different in others.  The differences are obvious; the similarities are much more subtle.  One of the things that open water fishing and ice-fishing have in common is the importance of the line you’re using.  At any time of […]

LATE SEASON ICE-FISHING

LATE SEASON ICE-FISHING

Hard to believe, but it’s already time to start thinking about end of the season ice-fishing.

Get Ready For Ice Fishing

December 11, 2012 by  
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Get Ready For Ice Fishing

Our Outdoors: Get Ready for Ice Fishing By Nick Simonson Nothing signals the fact that hunting season is over like a blizzard that drops 10 inches of  snow and follows it up with 45 mph winds, which together turn the beige and brown countryside into a whitened winter wonderland.   Thankfully, before the storm set in, […]

Hottest Ice Fishing Gear 2013

November 27, 2012 by  
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Hottest Ice Fishing Gear 2013

By Nick Simonson Dashing through the…um.  Let it…uh.  Oh the weather outside is… hmmm. Alright, so winter isn’t upon us just yet, but with the inevitability of ice in the near future, many anglers are abuzz with the latest and greatest equipment to help them successfully kick off the cold-weather fishing season.  Plus, after we’ve […]

Ice Fishing – Significant Trip Tips

February 27, 2012 by  
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Ice Fishing – Significant Trip Tips

By Nick Simonson Fishing is a social sport; ice fishing even more so.  I can’t recall a morning after a hot (or not-so-hot) dawn bite that I haven’t stepped out of my shack to see who else was punching holes in the dark, ask how the fish were biting fifty yards away and shoot the […]

Fish Finders – An On-Ice Epiphany

February 7, 2012 by  
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Fish Finders – An On-Ice Epiphany

By Nick Simonson I recall clearly many days where an “ah-ha!” moment changed the way I did things forever.  One such moment happened on December 26, 2000, and it altered the way I fished through the ice permanently. The converted trailer shack that my buddy Holmes, his cousin Adam and I were fishing out of […]

Ice Fishing Rigs – Big Bluegills

January 31, 2012 by  
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Ice Fishing Rigs – Big Bluegills

Ice Fishing Rigs – Big Bluegills By Nick Simonson For the past few weekends, I have been exploring a small impoundment about twenty minutes from home.  Rumor had it that big bluegills roamed the basin out from the public access, but all my efforts had produced over the past month was a plethora of puny […]

Ice Fishing Tip Ups

January 16, 2012 by  
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Ice Fishing Tip Ups

By Nick Simonson I often think back fondly to my times while ice fishing tip ups growing up in North Dakota.  For those anglers who love to chase a waiving flag across the ice, there’s no better place than the Peace Garden State, where on hardwater, fishermen are allotted four lines with no restrictions as to […]

Ice Fishing Shelters – Ice Anchors

January 2, 2012 by  
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Ice Fishing Shelters – Ice Anchors

By Nick Simonson The noise in the pines behind me grew until it sounded like a rushing spring waterfall on the North Shore.  I had been on the ice just long enough to set up my hub-style ice fishing shelter, drop my Vexilar transducer and land my first fish of the new year when the […]

Ice Fishing for Northern Pike – Darkhouse Spearing

December 14, 2011 by  
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Ice Fishing for Northern Pike – Darkhouse Spearing

by Doug Leier When it comes to trying something new, I’ll admit I usually need a good reason to change or replace anything in my routine. From breakfast to fishing, after nearly four decades on earth I still gravitate toward my preferred options – sausage and eggs for breakfast and worms and bluegills for fishing. […]

Ice Fishing Tips – Early Ice

December 14, 2011 by  
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Ice Fishing Tips – Early Ice

By Nick Simonson While taking those first nervous steps onto the ice this weekend, I stared down into the weedy shallows with their vegetation frozen in place, the last respiration of openwater photosynthesis trapped in the tiny bubbles just inches from the surface of the frozen water. I traced my way along a small crack […]

Ice Fishing Techniques – Cameras

November 29, 2011 by  
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Ice Fishing Techniques – Cameras

By Jason Mitchell The education we get from ice fishing techniques such as underwater cameras is invaluable. Having the mental picture of how the presentation or lure looks in the water, how the fish approach the lure and what actions caused particular reactions from the fish sets some anglers apart. Anglers who have this education […]

Ice Fishing Tactics for First Ice

November 7, 2011 by  
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Ice Fishing Tactics for First Ice

By Jason Mitchell We do much of our filming on late ice. We take a lot of our photos at late ice as well. The reason is simple, long relatively nice days on the ice where you can expect sweatshirt weather. When the sun begins to rot the ice, you can expect to get some […]

Vertical Ice Fishing

January 11, 2011 by  
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Vertical Ice Fishing

By Nick Simonson There’s an old Irish proverb that wishes good luck to the traveler by stating “may the road rise to meet you.” For anglers, especially those on the ice, it should be more like “may the fish rise to meet you.” Presentation is one of the key factors for consistently catching fish and […]

Ice Auger Drilling

January 3, 2011 by  
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Ice Auger Drilling

By Jason Mitchell When you look at some of the best ice anglers, there often is some strategy in how and where they drill holes.  Ice anglers might not be able to drift or troll but they can drill holes in a pattern and discipline themselves to fish the holes in a set time to […]

When The Ice Gets Tough

November 30, 2010 by  
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When The Ice Gets Tough

By Jason Mitchell There is something to be said for swimming down stream, pushing the ball down hill… the path of least resistance.  With fishing, we often have much more success by following these same basic principles like fishing when the fish are biting, fishing lakes that have good populations of fish and using lures […]

Low Impact Ice Fishing

February 10, 2010 by  
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Low Impact Ice Fishing

By Doug Leier The “Dog Days” of winter for some begin in December and aren’t officially over until the last drift of snow disappears from the shelterbelt. I know, Dog Days is generally a summer term referring to a lingering hot and humid period in August, but it also seems appropriate for a long stretch […]

Fish House Spotters

February 8, 2010 by  
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Fish House Spotters

By Nick Simonson Shantytowns are generally a bad sign. Economic downturns, natural disasters and tribal wars all come to mind when such a place is shown on the evening news. However, in the ice belt and points north, it is the sign of something good – a hot bite on frozen waters. While fishing a […]

Open Water Tactics in a Hardwater World

January 5, 2010 by  
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Open Water Tactics in a Hardwater World

By Jason Mitchell I have often felt that it is much easier to learn a lake during the open water period. Structure and bottom contours can be broke down quickly when using a boat equipped with good sonar and GPS. Often during the winter (just like during the open water period) the sweet spots that […]

Ice Safety Tips

December 7, 2009 by  
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Ice Safety Tips

Mild Weather Hampers Ice Formation – Ice Safety Tips While November was kind to North Dakota’s hunters, unseasonably mild temperatures did little to help usher in the ice fishing season. Knowing this, winter anglers are encouraged to use caution and allow ice to harden significantly before venturing on state waters. North Dakota Game and Fish […]

Artificial Ice Fishing Baits – Coming Alive

November 10, 2009 by  
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Artificial Ice Fishing Baits – Coming Alive

Clever ice anglers are successfully combining traditional live bait tactics with artificial approaches By Jeff Gustafson Times are a changin’. Used to be when we went ice fishing, our presentation always included a jig tipped with some type of minnow or hunk of meat, no matter what species of fish we were targeting. As the […]

Mid-Winter Walleyes

February 9, 2009 by  
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Mid-Winter Walleyes

By Dave Genz When the going gets tough, the tough go offshore. During a recent seminar, a fresh-faced, high-school aged kid asked me to summarize ice fishing in one piece of advice. That’s near impossible to do, of course, but in retrospect, I liked my off-the-cuff response: Avoid the crowds. I’ve caught a lot of […]

Ice Fishing Tactics

February 9, 2009 by  
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Ice Fishing Tactics

Our Outdoors Nick Simonson More fun can be had on the ice this year than ever before, with a wide range of gadgets, rods, lures and electronics at your disposal, each trip can result in catches and a lot more fun. Here are some great ice fishing tactics I picked up on the learning curve […]

Walleyes at First Ice – Clinging to the Current

February 9, 2009 by  
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Walleyes at First Ice – Clinging to the Current

By Captain Pat Kalmerton You can take this one of two ways. Because I’m a fishing guide, you might think I’m all talk and keeping the good stuff to myself. Or, you might trust my experience and assume that you’re getting my A-game. Well, it’s some of both. I’ll be up front and offer honest, […]

Ice Fishing for Panfish – The Right Ice Rods

February 9, 2009 by  
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Ice Fishing for Panfish – The Right Ice Rods

By Jason Mitchell More ice anglers are discovering that the tip of the rod we are using has as much influence on our presentation as the actual motion we put on the rod while fishing. A rod with a fast tip for example will give the lure a distinct flash and pound that is more […]

Approaching Late Ice

February 9, 2009 by  
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Approaching Late Ice

By Jason Mitchell Late ice patterns can vary. People often preach about fishing shallow. Others stress the importance of finding moving water. Late ice is often hailed as the best fishing of the year. The fish are supposed to be biting as well as they have all winter. Anglers eagerly await the last hurrah. The […]

Finding More Walleyes Below the Ice

February 9, 2009 by  
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Finding More Walleyes Below the Ice

By Mark Strand Conduct your own search for walleyes, one of the prized fish of the Ice Belt. The conversation, for a brief time, sounds like we’re talking about the Internet. “We’re such an information society,” says Brian Brosdahl. Believe it or not, he’s talking about how to go out on the ice and find […]

Redefining Rock Structure in the Winter

February 9, 2009 by  
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Redefining Rock Structure in the Winter

By Jason Mitchell Look for hard bottom areas to catch more fish this winter. Bars, points and saddles that are covered with rock are a good bet if you are looking for perch or walleyes. At least that is what I have been told. Walleye anglers in particular are infatuated with this structural element. Watch […]

Early Ice Walleyes

February 9, 2009 by  
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Early Ice Walleyes

By Jason Mitchell If there is a mistake that many anglers make, including myself during the first ice period, we are guilty of fishing too deep when targeting walleye. Granted, there are a lot of options at first ice with some of these options being both shallow and deep but if anything, I tend to […]

Approaching Perch in the Month of March

February 9, 2009 by  
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Approaching Perch in the Month of March

By Bill Mitzel   Soon, it’ll be rotten out there. Not rancid like spoiled produce, but soft and dark nonetheless. I’m talking about the ice. It’s thick and resolute now, but it won’t last forever, actually, scarcely longer than a few weeks, less in some areas. Fortunately, though, ice fishing’s swan song is a cheery […]

25 Ice Fishing Tips for the Upper Midwest

February 9, 2009 by  
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25 Ice Fishing Tips for the Upper Midwest

By Bill Mitzel   We started out with some strong, quick ice in late November, with several days of below zero weather. Then, just when it looked like we might enjoy a “normal” winter in the Dakotas, the mild weather returned and ice thickness stabilized over most of the region from 9 to 14 inches. […]

Ice Fishing with Plastics

February 9, 2009 by  
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Ice Fishing with Plastics

By the Ice Team   Many ice anglers of today understand that winter’s fish live in water at its clearest. In such conditions, fish tend to locate and choose prey based on visual evidence. That might sound like mumbo-jumbo, but it means that what your bait looks like is more important under the ice than […]

When Perch Won’t Bite Through the Ice

February 9, 2009 by  
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When Perch Won’t Bite Through the Ice

By Chris Hustad   Here’s a scenario that I’m sure most ice fishermen will play out a lot of the times during the winter. You’re setup for some perch ice fishing, with a few fish coming here and there, but you’re seeing a lot of action on your bobber or fish displaying on your sonar. […]

Ice Fishing Safety

February 9, 2009 by  
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Ice Fishing Safety

Our Outdoors Nick Simonson     I  experienced a first last year, four times over. With the unstable cold-and-warm trend through late fall and winter, I managed to break through the ice four times; twice while upland hunting and twice while ice fishing. Early in the season, I was too close to shoreline vegetation, but […]

The Ice Fishing Sonar Revolution

February 9, 2009 by  
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The Ice Fishing Sonar Revolution

Our Outdoors Nick Simonson Is there anything as comforting on the ice as the whir and glow of a sonar unit? Inside the cover of a permanent shack, or jumping from hole to hole, flasher-style depth finders have been a boon to anglers for over 15 years. New developments in sonar technologies and recent offerings […]

Ice Fishing – Fish it Through

February 9, 2009 by  
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Ice Fishing – Fish it Through

By Noel Vick with Brian “Bro” Brosdahl Believe it or not, mobility on the ice has its pitfalls. For more than a decade you’ve heard and read about the criticalness of mobility. To competently and effectively catch fish on the hardwater, an angler must be mercurial as a gypsy and stealthy as a fox. These […]

Icing Walleyes in April

February 9, 2009 by  
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Icing Walleyes in April

By Mark Strand     Do you consider ice fishing in April crazy? Especially because a lot of people still regard ice fishing as a sport you reluctantly participate in while the ice covers your favorite lakes, people look at Dave Genz like he’s got to be nuts in April. By then, many rivers are […]

Bluegill Ice Fishing Tips

February 9, 2009 by  
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Bluegill Ice Fishing Tips

By Mark Strand Depending on where you live, ‘early ice’ can be a brief period right after the ice forms or an ongoing phenomenon as fishable ice comes and melts, comes and melts. In general, bluegills are good biters during this time, but you must locate them to be successful. No matter what you might […]

Understanding Walleyes Under the Ice

February 7, 2009 by  
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Understanding Walleyes Under the Ice

Ice Team If we could see the way walleyes do, we would know them, through and through. There’s a reason we call ‘em ‘eyes. Those eyes are amazing. Positioned behind the walleye’s retina is a reflective membrane called the tapetum lucidum. This substance is exceptionally white, its purpose to gather, and reflect, light. Its potential […]

Largemouth Bass Ice Fishing

February 7, 2009 by  
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Largemouth Bass Ice Fishing

By Jerry Carlson of Ice Team       When it comes to winter time fishing, there is no question I spend most of my hours searching out crappies. I love the activity involved in catching these fish. I also enjoy the fact that I can be successful during the daylight hours without having to […]

Sight Fishing – Ice Fishing With an Edge

February 7, 2009 by  
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Sight Fishing – Ice Fishing With an Edge

By The Ice Team   Sight fishing is a subset of ice fishing gaining in popularity every winter, because it’s exciting and fun. To see the fish come in the hole, and study their reaction to different presentations, can teach you a lot of valuable lessons you can use even when you’re not sight fishing. […]

Ice Safety Tips

February 7, 2009 by  
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Ice Safety Tips

By ND Game & Fish Anglers and trappers are urged to be aware of ice conditions before venturing out on frozen waters, cautions Nancy Boldt, boat and water safety coordinator for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. “Before going out onto a frozen lake, pond or river, it’s important to take safety precautions to […]

Don’t Be “Late Ice” Late!

February 7, 2009 by  
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Don’t Be “Late Ice” Late!

By Jerry Carlson The winter was already waning into the late stages when ice fishing friend, Dave Genz, gave me a call. Although we usually fish together a few days each winter, our schedules had been full and finding an open day that we had in common had been a challenge. In this case, our […]

Perch Ice Fishing – Catching Bottom Huggers

February 7, 2009 by  
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Perch Ice Fishing – Catching Bottom Huggers

It was a call from outdoor writer friend, Ron Anlauf, which got the ball rolling. He had heard the perch were hitting on Mille Lacs, a huge lake in North Central Minnesota. Although I have pulled a lot of perch from this body of water, it has been a few years since there was a […]

Ice Fishing for Panfish – The Right Ice Rods

February 4, 2009 by  
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Ice Fishing for Panfish – The Right Ice Rods

By Jason Mitchell More ice anglers are discovering that the tip of the rod we are using has as much influence on our presentation as the actual motion we put on the rod while fishing. A rod with a fast tip for example will give the lure a distinct flash and pound that is more […]

Spouse Ice Fishing Trip Tips

February 4, 2009 by  
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Spouse Ice Fishing Trip Tips

Our Outdoors Nick Simonson Fishing is a social sport; ice fishing even more so. I can’t recall a morning after a hot (or not-so-hot) dawn bite that I haven’t stepped out of my shack to see who else was punching holes in the dark, ask how the fish were biting fifty yards away and shoot […]