Spend a little time now checking and maintaining ice fishing equipment to avoid damage and the need for costly repairs or replacements!
Find lush, green cabbage and coontail vegetation during late ice, and high-rising, slab crappies and aggressive bluegills may be nearby.
Releasing fish helps protect the resource… except when it kills even more fish
With more than 400 registered anglers, allocation of seven fish quickly reached; largest sturgeon a 72-inch female that weighed 99 pounds.
Create better hard-water angling experiences and catch more fish by staying warm and extending your adventures on the ice!
The 2018 total allocation to state of Michigan anglers for Black Lake is seven lake sturgeon.
Attract fish, then employ your sonar to determine the mood of the fish… and the presentation to prompt strikes.
Plymouth, Minn. — With ice creeping in on shorelines across waterways in the Great Lakes states, Outdoor News has kicked off its annual ongoing coverage – tips, gear profiles, advice from the top names in the industry and more –…
First ice is approaching fast. Much of the ice belt awaits walkable ice, though some northern lakes have capped over with enough hard water to venture out.
Mike Hehner shows how he uses his Aqua-Vu to specifically target largemouth bass during the hard-water season.
Brian "Bro" Brosdahl demonstrates his technique for down-viewing with his Aqua-Vu HD underwater camera system. "Bro" also shows the features of Aqua-Vu's HD system.
For more success when ice appears this fall, test your sonar, GPS, and other ice fishing gadgets now – during the off season.
Michigan’s unusual ice fishing season is hanging on in northern Michigan, with whitefish moving into the spotlight.
At Hard Water School, cancellation allows for more classwork time, allowing the instructors to go into more depth and to explore some additional subjects that would not have otherwise made the agenda.
That was the last time I’ll be driving the truck on the ice this year, though, unless we get another prolonged period of cold weather.
Underwater cameras will truly open up the hard-water angling world and help you put more fish topside
Season again comes to a close in a hurry, but the excitement surrounding lake sturgeons runs long and deep here.
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.
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.
Hard water angling requires working, efficient tackle, so reward yourself with more productive ice fishing by keeping gear properly organized.
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