Ice Fishing

Mishaps on the ice

Ice fishing season is just about over for me, and I guess I should be glad as it has been laden with mishaps. I’m not complaining, as I’m of the opinion that it is better to have gone fishing than…

Access a challenge for ice anglers

Being a weekend warrior ice fisherman has not been easy this season. Like everything else in the outdoor world during this COVID pandemic, ice fishing is as popular as ever and the evidence is being found not only out on…

So you want to be an ice angler

If the trend of newcomers that we’ve seen in hunting and warm-weather fishing carries over to ice fishing, there’s sure to be some newbies wondering how to get into it. Welcome to the addiction.

Angling Buzz: In search of big bluegills [video]

Check out this video from the guys at Angling Buzz on targeting big bluegills ... And once you're able to key in on all the different factors, catching a 1-pound 'gill has to be, well, one of the most rewarding…

Think twice about thin ice

We’re now in mid-February and instead going ice fishing I've been getting my maple syrup-making gear together. Why? Because other than a snowstorm the weather forecast for the days ahead calls for daytime temperatures to climb into the 40s and…

Hard-water hopes for lake trout through the ice

More than any other type of ice fishing, this angler would much rather spend a day on the hard water either running and gunning or setting out tip-ups in hopes of landing a pair of keeper lake trout. 

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