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    Through years of studying, fishing, and testing by engineers rooted in the heart of the ice-belt, a new leader emerges on the forefront of the ice fishing electronics market. The result is the MarCum line of high-power sonar flashers that were designed from the ground-up, relying on modern...
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    By Brian Brosdahl A system is only as good as the weakest link. That's a profound statement and applies to everything from a football team to stereo systems. Think about it. Well, in fishing, it also pertains to the freshwater shrimp - or scud as they're referred to on the ice...
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    By Doug Leier The "Dog Days" of summer reference the hot, backside, waiting-for-autumn kind feeling we slip into about the middle of August. Doesn't seem so bad right about now, does it? I associate August attitudes with under-appreciating the beauty of living in the Midwest. We have about...
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    Our Outdoors Nick Simonson It's wrong to think about ice fishing right now. Especially since I reeled in two healthy, hard-fighting, late summer smallies from under one of my favorite bridges during lunch today. More so because I spent last night attempting to trace the flight patterns of...
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    Our Outdoors Nick Simonson My brother and I set off a couple weeks ago to fish a local lake for perch. I had forgone a trip to Minneapolis due to the impending bad weather and figured we could kill some time before it arrived with some pre-frontal fishing, often recognized to be the...
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    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...
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    Our Outdoors Nick Simonson "I must be crazy," I thought, huddled over the rapidly shrinking hole in the ice. The wind howled around me as I confirmed it, "yup, certifiable." In all directions, 1,500 anglers did the same, burning heaters under their chairs at full blast, scooping their...
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    By Doug Leier I've always preferred the simpler means of enjoying fishing. At times you'd think I'm the only one without some kind of electronic depth finder, underwater camera or GPS to mark my hot spots. I know better than that. There are other low-impact anglers. During summer we call...
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    By Doug Leier It's December, and if there's a transition time for outdoor activities, this is it. Deer gun season has closed, and while muzzleloader deer and many upland game seasons are winding down, another season has opened. The fishing community in 2001 marked the opening of managed...
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    By Ice Team Power Stick Dennis Foster This statement just doesn't make sense, on the surface; particularly coming from a guy who is deeply committed to aggressive tactics while on the ice. I'm an Ice Team "Powerstick" and will tout the virtues of Dave Genz's proven philosophy of mobility on...
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    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...
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    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...
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    By Mark Strand During ice fishing season, the sun often sets before you can wrap up the workday. Because of this, an awful lot of people don't even think about going fishing except during daylight hours on the weekends. If you can miss the boat when lakes are frozen over, you are missing the...
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    By PJ Maguire When I was young my cousin Mark Hirschey used to joke that; "having to pay capital gains tax is the second worst thing that can happen when investing." Over the years I have changed his saying a little to match my ice fishing adventures; "not catching any fish is the second...
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    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...
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    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...
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    By Nick Simonson Twas the night before first ice, and all through the lake, Not a fish had been stirring, not even a splake. The buckets were filled with my rods and my tackle, In hopes that the perch would like jigs trimmed with hackle. The tip-ups were strung with nylon and leaders, To...
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    By Nick Simonson "It's that time of year again. Even though there is no snow on the ground, and just barely a glazing of ice on the Sheyenne River, it won't belong until white is everywhere underfoot, and outdoorsmen make like holy men and walk on water in search of hot fishing action. In...
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    By Chris Hustad For as long as I can remember, a man's fishing spot was something to be respected. I have memories as clear as yesterday of our neighbor down the way, Bob. He was always the first one out in the morning, and the last one to come home in the afternoon, and I don't think he was...
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    Chris Hustad It's that time of year, ice fishing season is upon us. Cold weather has started the freezing process a little bit earlier this year. Consistent cold temperatures and no snow are the ingredients for some thick, sturdy ice; just when we need it. It's going to be a good ice fishing...
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