Ice Fishing

News & Tips: 8 Jigging Ideas to Ice Walleyes on Lake Mille Lacs...
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8 Jigging Ideas to Ice Walleyes on Lake Mille Lacs

February 5, 2019
Each winter, thousands of anglers make their way to Lake Mille Lacs in Minnesota for exceptional walleye fishing through the ice. This 132,516-acre lake reaches 42 feet in depth, with many gravel…
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Targeting Big Pike Through the Ice With Jason Mitchell

January 3, 2019
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

December 15, 2018
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…
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Main Streamed Crappie Through the Ice

November 27, 2018
By Jason Mitchell   Crappie inhabit so many different environments and ecosystems.  What has always made ice fishing so much fun for me is the simple fact that each body of water will have its own…
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Ice Fishing: High-Low Water Levels and Winter Trout

January 23, 2018
Fluctuating water levels can throw winter trout anglers a curve on lakes across the Ice Belt. But they don't have to keep you from putting fish on the ice. Armed with the right approach, you can…
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Catch Bigger Panfish This Winter

November 28, 2017
by Jason Mitchell   Many ice anglers covet big panfish. What constitutes a big bluegill, sunfish or crappie can vary across regions and can depend on the angler, water and year. Some lakes only seem…
News & Tips: Ice Fishing: 5 Cadences for Spoons and Jigs...
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Ice Fishing: 5 Cadences for Spoons and Jigs

February 15, 2017
When you are ice fishing, it is important to use the proper jigging action to attract fish to your hole and get them to bite. Often these are two different cadences.   The Lift & Flutter Can Pull…
 Mike Raetz with a great central Minnesota bluegill.  Raetz loves the versatility of soft plastics when targeting big bluegill and sunfish.   by  Mike Raetz with a great central Minnesota bluegill.  R...
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Soft Plastic Bait Insights for Bluegill Ice Anglers

January 21, 2017
by Tayler Michels (Staff Writer for Jason Mitchell Outdoors)     Today’s modern era of ice fishing offers advancements in equipment that make anglers more efficient on the ice.  Flashers, underwater…
News & Tips: Parson's Tip: Baits That Attract More Fish to Your Ice Fishing Hole...
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Parson's Tip: Baits That Attract More Fish to Your Ice Fishing Hole

January 18, 2017
Selecting a lure with good action when you are ice fishing for walleyes can help you attract more fish to the hole and ultimately get more bites. Glide baits, like the Moonshine Lures Shiver Minnow,…
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Strategies You Can Use to Contact Crappie Through The Ice

November 10, 2016
So many first ice fishing crappie locations can be somewhat predictable. Troughs, dips, channels and holes seem to concentrate crappie in the fall and these general locations seem to hold into the…
Ted Takasaki with a jumbo perch caught on Lake Poinsett, South Dakota. by Ted Takasaki with a jumbo perch caught on Lake Poinsett, South Dakota....
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Fishing Pro Ted Takasaki on Lake Poinsett Perch

February 8, 2016
After several weeks of sub-zero temperatures, the ice fishing season across the upper Midwest is finally in full swing. We were able to at last get out on the ice a few weeks ago and what a day it…
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How to Lose Less Fish on the Ice

January 19, 2016
Most fish are lost back down the hole by ice fishermen due to a lack of preparation. Here are five set up tips to help you be prepared for ice fishing success: When you first get on the ice and auger…