Following an open-water walleye-fishing season on one of Minnesota’s most popular lakes during which no walleyes could be kept, state DNR officials announced last week that the walleye bag during this year’s ice season on Lake Mille Lacs would be one fish.
Preventative maintenance on ice fishing gear makes for faster preparation, and it could save you a ton of money!
One thing that people often overlook is the most important part of their gear and that is their clothing and how they plan on dressing for the ice.
Prepare your hard-water rods in advance with these line, lure, and terminal tackle setups.
Stop visiting the same old community ice angling holes, and venture out to locate new honey holes away from the noise and crowds.
The idea of consistently putting panfish on the ice with soft plastics has become more than just an experiment.
Understanding winter’s magic carpet
Employ this hard-water strategy with an angling partner during the mid-ice period unfolding right now.
While ice conditions continue to improve across northern Minnesota, providing plenty of fishing opportunities, ice depths continue to lag well behind schedule in other parts of the state.
Employ the correct technique with these fishing tactics for walleyes, pike, sunfish and crappies to produce more action and fillets via hard-water angling
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.