Ice Fishing

The author Jason Mitchell with a nice late ice walleye
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Fishing Late Ice Walleyes

By Jason Mitchell Some specific States and Provinces have open walleye seasons during the late ice period. These fisheries offer tremendously fun ice fishing opportunities. I love catching walleye…
Lady ice angler fishing and camping
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A New Definition of Ice Fishing is “Camping on Ice”

So what IS ice fishing? Depending on your locale and your experience, the answers to that question will range widely. The close-minded types who think anything less than 60 degrees F is cold, will…
Ice fishing angler rigging his fishing line and hook
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3 Pros Pick the Best Ice Fishing Line for You

Using a quality line is critical when ice fishing. The last thing any angler wants is to miss the catch of a lifetime due to line failure. The primary type of ice-fishing line options is monofilament…
Three Sizes of Rippin Raps
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How to Catch More Walleye on Lake of the Woods

When it comes to catching walleyes and saugers through the ice on Lake of the Woods, sometimes it is the little things that can make a big difference.  One of those “little things” I have noticed…
Two ice anglers ice fishing on a frozen lake
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It's All About Ice Fishing on Bass Pro Shops Podcast

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Podcast host Rob Keck is talking about fishing in places where the thermometer isn’t getting above freezing. Captain Barb CareyGord PyzerGet ready to go fishing on the…
Ice angler on a frozen lake fishing crappie
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Best New and Noteworthy Ice Fishing Lures for 2020

Whether stocking up your ice fishing jig box or perhaps shopping for an ice angler on your list, there are a lot of great lures for catching fish through the ice. The following is a look at new and…
Ice angler fishing over an ice hole
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Ice Fishing Safety Tips & Tricks (video)

Common Sense is the Key to Enjoying All Kinds of Recreation on Winter Lakes Ice fishing. It’s one of those outdoor activities about which most folks say either “Uh-uh. Nope. Never. Are you crazy?”…
Jumbo Perch  by Jumbo Perch
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Search Strategies for Late Ice Jumbo Perch

By Jason Mitchell The Infatuation with Big Jumbo Perch Ice anglers have long been infatuated with big jumbo perch and late ice is a prime window for targeting perch on a lot of different fisheries…
Tim Allard with a perch caught jigging a deep flat....
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The Best Ice Fishing Lure Styles to Catch Yellow Perch

Yellow perch are fun to catch on the ice. While they are often willing biters, there are times when having a specific fishing lure makes a huge difference in the size and number of perch you can…
Brian Brosdahl with a haul of yellow perch.Photo credit: Heather Brosdahl ...
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Brian Brosdahl’s Best Ice Fishing Locations for Panfish (video)

Minnesota guide, Brian “Bro” Brosdahl spends most of the winter finding and catching big bluegill, crappie, and other panfish through the ice. Bro’s recipe for ice fishing success is simple. First,…
Big Pike  by Big Pike
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Targeting Big Pike Through the Ice With Jason Mitchell

By Jason Mitchell Northern pike have a rap sheet with ice anglers.  These top end carnivores have always held a special place in ice fishing lore simply for their attitude.  Some of my earliest ice…
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Finding Quality Fishing Spots in Fall Leads to Better Ice Fishing

How locating fish and bottom transitions in fall is essential to great ice fishing. By Luke Lovrek - Humminbird   As temperatures begin to drop and the leaves begin to fall, many northern anglers…