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Jigging for Bluegill

Monday, February 17 2014 6:00 am - for Ice Fishing
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One of the best ways to catch big gills is through the ice. Bluegills can be caught throughout the entire winter, but with early or late ice, bluegills hang around…
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Ice Fishing for Lake Trout

Friday, February 07 2014 6:00 am - for Ice Fishing
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If you live in the northern Midwest, then the opportunities for ice fishing on Lake Superior and the surrounding inland lakes are endless. Walleye, salmon, bass and northern pike can…
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Dressing for Ice Fishing

Wednesday, February 05 2014 3:00 pm - for Ice Fishing
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The time between the first snowfall and the first good ice is never long enough for sportsmen who transition from late-season hunting to ice fishing. It seems you barely have…
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Dead-Bait Tactics for Hardwater Pike

Tuesday, February 04 2014 3:00 pm - for Ice Fishing
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Snow-covered landscapes and frozen bodies of water have a deliberate way of changing a pike anglers' methods and routines. Gone are the oversized spinnerbaits, cranks and spoons — the familiar…
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Right now, there's a hidden hot spot in your favorite lake, and most years it never gets touched. "There's this lake I've fished my whole life," says legendary ice angler…
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Itty Bitty Baits for Ice Fishing

Tuesday, January 28 2014 6:00 am - for Ice Fishing
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E. F. Schumacher coined the phrase "small is beautiful" to refer to economics, but his saying lends itself well to ultra-finesse tactics for panfish. Today there are an array of…
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Team Ice Fishing

Wednesday, January 22 2014 6:00 am - for Ice Fishing
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Anglers often employ the "team fishing" concept while fishing open water.  For example, musky partners vary lure types as well as speed and retrieval styles to increase their chances of…
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Ice Fishing a New Lake

Tuesday, January 14 2014 6:00 am - for Ice Fishing
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Ice fishing a new lake heightens the excitement and adventure of catching fish. It's fun to try new spots, and exploring new water increases your proficiency as a hard-water angler.…
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Jig and Minnow Crappie

Friday, January 10 2014 6:00 am - for Ice Fishing
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Every serious crappie fisherman out there has his own thoughts on what works best and why. The majority of traditional ice fishermen you see braving the frozen lakes and ponds…
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Triggering Hardwater Crappie

Thursday, December 26 2013 6:00 am - for Ice Fishing
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Crappie are a great species to target through the ice. At times they can be challenging to find, but once you locate a school of slabs, it's worth the effort.…
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