The lack of hard water has delayed the 2015-16 ice fishing season, but don’t worry, there will be ice!
Camp Perry won’t allow it this year
Replace fishing line, scour the tackle box, buy new lures, and fire up that gas auger right now!
A year ago, it was a nice, smooth transition from the end of the firearms deer season to ice fishing.
Shelters, clothing, rods, reels, tackle, and more. Time to prepare for the hard-water fishing season.
For now, some of the anxiety regarding walleye fishing on Lake Mille Lacs has been alleviated.
While some folks head south for spring break, many Michiganders stay home for a last shot at fishing, hunting or trapping.
Last week’s unseasonably warm weather brought a quick end to most ice-fishing opportunities in the southern half of the state. But to the north, the shorelines and main-lake ice have held up well, likely allowing at least a couple more weekends of fishing.
Take the time now to properly store your ice gear to make it easier to prepare for next years hard-water season.
With the end of hard water looming, “T3” catches an impressive mixed bag of panfish during the glorious warm-weather days of mid-March
You’ll learn more about ice fishing in 1.5 minutes with the godfather of modern ice fishing than the school of hard knocks can teach you in weeks.
When the ice fishing first got going on Lake Erie, Catawba Island State Park and Camp Perry were about the only access sites to get onto the lake.
Youngsters naturally love to crank up fish. Keep it enjoyable and you’ll help build the next generation of anglers, plus a fishing buddy for life.
It’s midwinter, and we all know what that means. Fish are lethargic and you’re in a bad mood
Watch your ice rod’s spring bobber to determine the weight of those sunfish nipping at your ice fishing bait
The Second Annual Ice Castle Classic on Lac qui Parle Lake couldn’t have been much more different this year than the inaugural first year of the ice fishing tournament last year.
Catch more fish with the right bait or lure, then know how to identify the slightest of bites.
Walleyes, bluegills, crappies, and pike face similar constraints as the mid-ice season of February unfolds
Safe ice arrives after slow start
When it comes to taking kids ice fishing, who better to ask for advice about doing it than kids themselves?
Upper Red Lake walleye fishing has been hot this winter, prompting the DNR to reduce the bag limit.
A common mistake some anglers make is thinking the world below the ice is static and that nothing changes.
Take proper care of batteries while fishing in cold weather to avoid costly replacement fees.
Doesn’t matter which species – walleye, pike, perch, crappies or bluegills – fish detecting unnatural odors will cost you bites this winter
Consider deep water for walleyes and panfish when anglers, ice augers, and noise drive fish from the December or January shallows.
Find fish with less effort by sonar reading through the ice rather than drilling more holes.