Ice Fishing

On Erie, before ice-fishing craze, ice harvest was the rage

(Photo courtesy of Vexilar)ERIE, Pa. — Gaze onto Presque Isle Bay these days and you’ll likely see legions of ice fishermen, huddled in shelters, enjoying their favorite winter activity. From the 1880s to the late 1920s, Presque Isle Bay in winter was inhabited by a different lot of outdoors types — scores of polers, plowmen, feeders, packers and foremen. In…

Large ice-fishing tournament a go this weekend

(icefishing.org photo)BRAINERD, Minn. — A huge annual ice-fishing contest in north-central Minnesota has been issued its event permit for this weekend. This year’s contest will be held Saturday, Jan. 27. Late last week, the Brainerd Jaycees and the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Department checked ice conditions on Gull Lake’s Hole in the Day Bay for the 28th annual Brainerd Jaycees…

Exercise caution on the ice and on snowmobiles

Last winter was one of most dangerous on record in New York for winter outdoor recreation, particularly for snowmobilers and ice anglers. Unfortunately, this one is not off to a good start. On Dec. 16, a Queensbury, N.Y., man drowned after falling through the ice while fishing on Edgecomb Pond, a small body of water in Warren County that allows…

Bodies of ATV riders who went through the ice on Upper Red Lake identified

Two bodies that were recovered from Upper Red Lake on Monday have been identified. According to reports Tuesday afternoon, relatives and authorities identified the victims as Melissa Seidenstricker, 30, of Princeton and Zeth Knyphausen, 29, of Stacy. The two were riding an all-terrain vehicle that went through the ice on Upper Red Lake over the weekend. The ATV was recovered earlier Monday. The…

Outdoor News kicks off hard-water coverage across Great Lakes region

(Photo by Rob Drieslein)Plymouth, Minn. — With ice creeping in on shorelines across waterways in the Great Lakes states, Outdoor News has kicked off its annual ongoing coverage – tips, gear profiles, advice from the top names in the industry and more – of the hard-water season for anglers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York. Outdoor…

Icing largemouth with Mike Hehner and Aqua-Vu

Mike Hehner shows how he uses his Aqua-Vu to specifically target largemouth bass during the hard-water season. Categories: Bass, Bass Videos, Fishing, Fishing, How To’s, Ice Fishing, Ice Fishing Tips, Illinois Videos, Industry News, Michigan Videos, Minnesota Videos, New York Videos, News, Ohio Videos, Pennsylvania Videos, Wisconsin Videos Tags: Aqua-Vu, Fishing, Ice fishing, largemouth bass, Mike Hehner

Aqua-Vu HD down-viewing big perch with ‘Bro’

Brian “Bro” Brosdahl demonstrates his technique for down-viewing with his Aqua-Vu HD underwater camera system. “Bro” also shows the features of Aqua-Vu’s HD system. Categories: Fishing, Fishing, Fishing Tips, How To’s, Ice Fishing, Ice Fishing Tips, Illinois Videos, Industry News, Michigan Videos, Minnesota Videos, New York Videos, News, Ohio Videos, Pennsylvania Videos, Wisconsin Videos Tags: Aqua-Vu, Aqua-Vu HD, Brian “Bro”…

Sportsman’s club to share fish house with Ashby community during hard-water season

At more than 3,000 acres and with just one established public boat access, Pelican Lake near Ashby, Minn., isn’t, well, overly accessible. It’s probably easier sledding during the hard-water season, when the beauty of the season is you don’t need a boat to access a lake that is “highly productive and supports very good fishing,” according to the Minnesota DNR…