From tip-ups to headlamps to augers, some highlights from last weekend’s 22nd Annual St. Paul Ice Fishing and Winter Sports Show.
The author suggests a primitive ice fishing tournament circuit with all hand-made equipment and tools… just don’t expect him to participate.
First ice is a magical time for targeting fish of all stripes, and walleyes are no exception
Hard-water warriors frequently battle the elements in their quest for glory.
When early hard water arrives, attract fish first, then determine what lure triggers bites. And don’t be afraid to start big and work down.
Employ these hard-water tactics from the likes of Freshwater Fishing Hall of Famers Dave Genz, Gary Roach, and Tom Neustrom and others
Winter continues to hang around across the northern parts of the state, however fishing is winding down as lake ice begins to deteriorate.
Ice fishing innovation cures twisted line, thus resulting in more bites through the hard water
Typically the early days of March mark the end of ice fishing season in most of New York, as ice begins to pull away from shores and conditions get dicey as days get longer and the sun gets stronger.
Bluegills and crappies are moving to the shallows. Play your cards right, and you’ll own the bite
The early onset and bitter cold of winter 2013-14 have combined to make some shallow lakes susceptible to winterkill,
Edgarton, Wis., fireman Adam Walton’s video prepares ice fishermen for the possibility of breaking through the ice
Some of the best fishing of the year for aggressive freshwater pike is exploding under the ice
Walleye locations during the late-ice period vary, but that just means multiple lures and presentations produce bites.
For the first time in three seasons, there has been enough ice for anglers to get on it, from both the mainland at Catawba State Park and between the islands
Winter has hit us hard here in Illinois and with the snow and cold has come ice.
Bait shop and resort owners, as well as hoards of ice fishermen across northern Minnesota, likely had their collective fingers crossed early this week.
It’s been a few years since outdoor enthusiasts have been able to transition from deer hunting right into the ice-fishing season
If not for recent winds … there’s a good chance some fortunate Minnesotans could be ice fishing next week. If it gets as cold as expected, for as long as expected, some still might be experiencing “first ice.”
By this time last year, ice fishing wasn’t an option across most of the state. But that was last year, and this season is providing a completely different set of circumstances.
Lake of the Woods provides incredible late-ice action during a cold March.
Lake Superior coldly claimed the life of one of her biggest fans and supporters on Saturday, Jan. 26, when Jimmy Hudson’s snowmobile went through the ice on the South Channel.
Ice is dangerous and, before I get into anything else, I want to mention a couple things that you need to keep in mind. First and foremost is safety.
Whether a TV reality show about ice fishing launches Isle into the national spotlight and whether the characters paint a picture of the sport that sits well with everyone on the southeastern edge of Mille Lacs Lake remains to be seen.
Whether it’s on vertical jigging spoons or another jig, you can’t go wrong adding a minnow head.
Conditions better this winter for hard-water fishing