It was a second poor ice fishing season in a row for much of the state, with only the colder lakes and ponds of the Adirondacks seeing an extended ice fishing season. And even the northernmost parts of the state suffered when record warmth in late February melted much of the ice and snow.
Falling through thin ice can and does happen, but it doesn’t have to happen to you if proper precautions are taken.
Underwater cameras will truly open up the hard-water angling world and help you put more fish topside
There are times when I’m downright proud to be a sportsman and this day was surely one of them.
Most of the accidents happened in New York state, where officials warned that, despite recent snowfalls, many lakes have not had enough cold days to develop thick enough ice.
Remember the acronym C.O.L.D to keep yourself warm when hunting, fishing, recreating outdoors in winter
If ice fishing or other activities tempt you outdoors these days, the one thing that can ruin the experience is getting cold.
Hard water angling requires working, efficient tackle, so reward yourself with more productive ice fishing by keeping gear properly organized.
Ice fishing season has arrived for many anglers across the state. In fact on some waters at higher elevations, including the Adirondacks, there has been ice fishing action since mid-December.
Authorities say the ice was as thin as an inch in spots
A short while ago a friend called and said there was plenty of safe ice and asked if I’d like to go with him to a farm pond he knew to catch some perch and crappie. He said he was on his way to the local bait store to get some mousies and mealworms.
Catching ice walleyes, pike, and panfish demands even more attention to sensory stimuli than you expend during the open-water fishing period
Ice fishing season has finally arrived, but caution is advised with the roller coaster weather ride we’ve been experiencing around the state. Safety needs to be the number one concern for hard water anglers, starting with being prepared for the worst.
Anglers are reminded of important steps when using baitfish while ice fishing
Make contact with more hard-water walleyes via large, noisy baits to attract them.
Will cover ice-fishing basics and walleye-specific tactics
Every day on the lake will be different, but following a simple strategy can boost your ice fishing odds for success.
Whether the storm will impact ice conditions remains to be seen, but agencies such as the Iowa Department of Natural Resources continued to preach ice safety.
Simple tips to avoid a cold dunking and to enjoy the hard water
The ice formula guru, “Tackle” Terry Tuma answers the toughest angling questions from rank-and-file outdoorsmen for this winter’s hottest sport on hard water.
Technology has changed the sport of ice fishing
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