Ice Fishing

Mishaps on the ice

Ice fishing season is just about over for me, and I guess I should be glad as it has been laden with mishaps. I’m not complaining, as I’m of the opinion that it is better to have gone fishing than to not have. But it’s gotten to the point where when I load my truck up with gear and head…

Access a challenge for ice anglers

Being a weekend warrior ice fisherman has not been easy this season. Like everything else in the outdoor world during this COVID pandemic, ice fishing is as popular as ever and the evidence is being found not only out on the hard water, but especially anywhere anglers gain access to the ice. As an angler and a reporter I do…

Angling Buzz: In search of big bluegills [video]

Check out this video from the guys at Angling Buzz on targeting big bluegills … And once you’re able to key in on all the different factors, catching a 1-pound ‘gill has to be, well, one of the most rewarding of experiences for serious panfish anglers. –– Categories: Fishing, Fishing, Ice Fishing, Ice Fishing Tips, Illinois Videos, Michigan Videos, Minnesota Videos,…

Angling Buzz: Using aggressive baits for panfish [video]

Sometimes when you go big and aggressive you will really be able to trigger strikers and get them to react to the lure. Check out this Angling Buzz video to see how it’s done. Categories: Fishing, Fishing, Fishing Tips, How To’s, Ice Fishing, Ice Fishing Tips, Illinois Videos, Michigan Videos, Minnesota Videos, New York Videos, Pennsylvania Videos, Wisconsin Videos Tags:…

Outdoor News video: Why should you have multiple rods for hole-hopping?

Having multiple ice fishing rods for late ice is always a good idea. Joel Nelson and Mike Hehner enjoy hole-hopping for late panfish and explain why they carry along multiple rods with a variety of jigs to mix it up. Categories: Ice Fishing, Ice Fishing Tips, Illinois Videos, Michigan Videos, Minnesota Videos, New York Videos, Ohio Videos, Pennsylvania Videos, Wisconsin…

Outdoor News video: Big lures for late-ice crappies

Crappies are more aggressive than you think. Michael Hehner is on the late Minnesota lakes showing the types of baits he uses on late ice crappies. Categories: Ice Fishing, Ice Fishing Tips, Illinois Videos, Michigan Videos, Minnesota Videos, New York Videos, Ohio Videos, Pennsylvania Videos, Wisconsin Videos Tags: Crappies, Ice fishing

A state-record perch – and on her first try ice fishing

(Photo courtesy of Scott Harrington)Martina Drugovich didn’t expect to land a state record fish on her first-ever day as an ice angler. Armed with a new fishing license and brand new ice fishing traps, she was just hoping to have some fun on Mount Desert Island’s Long Pond and maybe catch a fish she and her fiance, Scott Harrington, could…

Think twice about thin ice

We’re now in mid-February and instead going ice fishing I’ve been getting my maple syrup-making gear together. Why? Because other than a snowstorm the weather forecast for the days ahead calls for daytime temperatures to climb into the 40s and then cool down into the 20s at night. Perfect for maple sap to run, not so good for ice fishing….