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When ice fans dream of upcoming escapades, many optimistically envision epic getaways spanning a weekend or more. Unfortunately, extended adventures can be tough to pull off, given the time constraints…
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When Winter Panfish Behave Badly

Monday, December 01 2014 5:34 pm - for Ice Fishing
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A common mistake some anglers make is thinking the world below the ice is static.  The mistaken belief that nothing changes.  We have all probably been lulled into a great…
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4 Panfish Ice Baits You Need

Saturday, November 29 2014 9:00 am - for Ice Fishing
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The big profile of the Rapala Jigging Shad Rap and wide, gliding action are the ticket to trophy slabs and jumbo perch. For those of us in the North Country, ice…
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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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