Mild winter last year produced hardly any smelt, but the ice has been thick enough for fishing and smelt have been abundant this winter.
Underwater cameras will truly open up the hard-water angling world and help you put more fish topside
The lake in the Turtle Mountain region is a haven for bluegills and crappies in the wintertime.
Season again comes to a close in a hurry, but the excitement surrounding lake sturgeons runs long and deep here.
An ice fishing diversion produces a quick limit of fish for a Minnesota angler willing to make his own hard-water luck.
There are times when I’m downright proud to be a sportsman and this day was surely one of them.
Although still waiting for IGFA confirmation, the fish bested the old record by more than a half-pound.
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.
Lake of the Woods businesses expect steady hard-water angling for walleyes and other fish species through March 2017, maybe beyond.
On Michigan-Wisconsin boundary waters, ice shanties must be removed by midnight Wednesday, March 15. And regardless of removal date, shanties must be pulled as soon as the ice is unable to safely support them.
Above-average temperatures last weekend, expected to be followed by way above-average temps this weekend could significantly alter the state’s ice-fishing landscape.
Anglers were fishing on about 3 inches of ice on West Lake Osceola; ice fishing is not recommended over about the southern third of the state.
Don’t let the so-called ice fishing blues prevent you from landing walleyes and lunker panfish during the heart of the hard-water season.
The bay and the state park make for a major wintertime destination on the Minnesota side of the lake.
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.
There’s plenty of ice for Saturday’s Holes for Heroes ice-fishing tournament, but with no snow cover, that ice is super slick, and participants should come prepared, tournament officials stress.
Reports of as many as 30-, 60-, and 70-fish days.
Hard water angling requires working, efficient tackle, so reward yourself with more productive ice fishing by keeping gear properly organized.
By the mid-point of the hard-water season, top ice fishing sticks employ tips-ups for transitioning winter gamefish action.
Authorities are urging people to use caution on the ice, since recent warmer temperatures have left it unstable in many places.
TOWN OF LINN, Wis. — Officials say dangerous ice conditions on Geneva Lake are to blame for the death of an ice fisherman. Town of Linn police say Michael Zielinski had gone out on the ice around 3 a.m. Tuesday. His wife called police when she couldn’t reach him by cellphone later in the day. Police deployed its drone and Zielinski’s…
Lakefront offers great opportunities to catch brown trout, lake trout, and steelhead
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
In first poll, majority said they wouldn’t eat venison from deer taken in southeastern Minnesota, where there have been six positive CWD cases in the last two months
Picking the brains of ice anglers who obsess over these fish for interesting insights