Ice Fishing

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 any day of the year but what I love about late ice walleyes is the level of aggressiveness. Patterns and locations can vary among fisheries but there are also some almost universal themes or tendencies that seem to pop up wherever walleye swim.

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 probably say, “Craziness” or a “Waste of time.”

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, fluorocarbon, superline, and tip-up.  Below three ice pros share perspectives on various ice fishing line options.

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 over the years is adding some noise and aggressiveness to my presentation can pay dividends.

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 trending ice fishing lures, plus some reliable standbys, to use when ice fishing for bass, walleye, crappie, yellow perch, lake trout, northern pike and more.

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?” or “Love it. Can’t wait until the first ice. Let’s go!” But, those who try ice fishing for the first time and those who can’t wait for the ice to freeze up should have the same first thought – “How do I venture onto the ice safely?”

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 catch. Here are several lure styles you’ll want include for any ice perch adventure.

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, locate productive areas using a sonar and an underwater camera. Next, determine the “spot-on the-spot” where the biggest panfish live, then refine jigging baits and tactics until fish of jaw-dropping proportions start biting.