Ice Fishing Tips

Tim Allard with a perch caught jigging a deep flat....

The Best Ice Fishing Lure Styles to Catch Yellow Perch

January 21, 2019
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 ...

Brian Brosdahl’s Best Ice Fishing Locations for Panfish (video)

January 9, 2019
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,…
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Ice Fishing Channel Catfish 101 with Eric Haataja

December 20, 2016
Ice fishing for channel catfish is growing in popularity. Channel catfish are plentiful, hard-fighting, and smaller ones make great table fare. We asked ice-fishing expert and owner of Wisconsin Big…
Brian "Bro" Brosdahl photo by Tim Allard

It’s Time to Quit These 10 Bad Ice-Fishing Habits (video)

December 19, 2016
Brian “Bro” Brosdahl of Max, Minnesota spends most winter days ice fishing. With decades of hard-water guiding experience under his belt - or should we say Frabill bibs - Bro has seen it all. While…
News & Tips: 3 Reasons to Buy a Propane-Powered Ice Auger (video)...

3 Reasons to Buy a Propane-Powered Ice Auger (video)

November 30, 2016
If you’re buying a new ice fishing auger this season, you may want to consider a propane model. Propane augers are clean, low-maintenance, easy to start and powerful. To better understand propane…
News & Tips: Choosing the Best Ice Fishing Combo

Choosing the Best Ice Fishing Combo

December 15, 2015
Ice season is here, and it's time to unpack and prepare! While looking through your fishing gear you pick up and test your ice rods. You remember the fish you iced on them last year, especially that…
News & Tips: Legendary Guide Tom Neustrom’s Tips for Early Winter Walleye...

Legendary Guide Tom Neustrom’s Tips for Early Winter Walleye

January 20, 2015
Have early season walleye in your cross-hairs? Legendary guide and Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame inductee, Tom Neustrom, offers these tips on how to put more walleye on the ice:   This trophy…
News & Tips: Great Ice Fishing Buys for Under $5

Great Ice Fishing Buys for Under $5

January 7, 2015
Don’t let an empty bank account keep you from a great hard water outing.  These items can make all the difference on tough days, and at under $5 each you can still afford to pack some beverages!…
News & Tips: 4 Panfish Ice Baits You Need

4 Panfish Ice Baits You Need

December 1, 2014
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 fishing is just around the corner.…
News & Tips: Hooking Minnows Ice Fishing

Hooking Minnows Ice Fishing

February 10, 2014
When the going gets tough, ice anglers break out live bait. Minnows are a reliable standby for many species. There are several ways to rig them, depending on the presentation. Here is a run-down of…
News & Tips: Ice Fishing for Lake Trout

Ice Fishing for Lake Trout

February 7, 2014
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 all easily be…
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Discovering Hidden Ice Fishing Hotspots

February 1, 2014
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 and guide, Brian "Bro"…