Much of Illinois is experiencing its first “real” winter in years, which means ice anglers are warming up to the idea of drilling holes and trying to pull panfish, walleyes and pike through the ice. It’s also a dangerous time for the inexperienced anglers.
The 2017 total recreational harvest limit for Black Lake is seven lake sturgeon
And from the winter streams trout opener in southeastern Minnesota to a kids’ ice fishing clinic in Iowa, winter fishing starts to kick into high gear this holiday weekend
Despite snowy weather, all access ramps expected to be open for New Year’s weekend, with hopes walleye bite also might ramp up
Will cover ice-fishing basics and walleye-specific tactics
Ice over parts of central and southeast Iowa has been reduced by unseasonably mild weather, Christmas Day rainstorm
Every day on the lake will be different, but following a simple strategy can boost your ice fishing odds for success.
Recent increase in temperatures reportedly has made ice conditions on some Wisconsin lakes unstable.
Conservation officers across the state are reporting vehicles, snowmobiles and ATVs going through the ice.
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.
The fish was 33 inches long and had a girth of 24 inches.
But they managed to get themselves and the ice house to safety, catching a few fish to boot.
Simple tips to avoid a cold dunking and to enjoy the hard water
There is fishable ice, but use caution when venturing out
Study will rely heavily on guides this ice-fishing season.
Men like Dave Genz and Denny Clark launched the technological advancements in hard-water equipment that sparked the popularity of modern, productive ice angling.
Frigid cold welcomed by
Anglers from Wisconsin and beyond will head to Green Bay to participate in a unique, world-class fishing opportunity.
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.
Itching to get out on the lakes and enjoy the new ice? Tread lightly – or better yet, not at all – on lakes that include aeration features.
Technology has changed the sport of ice fishing
But optimism reigned this week, with cold coming
Single-digit lows could bring ice by Dec. 10
Safety! Safety! Safety! Ensure that you’ll enjoy the great outdoors for years to come by taking proper hard-water precautions with this essential gear.
Hard-water angling will arrive across the ice belt soon, so prepare your equipment and multi-species plan for early ice now.
Anglers fishing Upper Red Lake this winter will be able to keep three walleye of which only one may be longer than 17 inches