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
JAMESTOWN, Pa. — Anyone who likes to go fishing has one of those days from time to time, and a recent Saturday was one of those days. After nearly seven hours on the frozen surface of Pymatuning Reservoir, Jim Diehl…
Create better hard-water angling experiences and catch more fish by staying warm and extending your adventures on the ice!
ERIE, Pa. — Gaze onto Presque Isle Bay these days and you'll likely see legions of ice fishermen, huddled in shelters, enjoying their favorite winter activity. From the 1880s to the late 1920s, Presque Isle Bay in winter was inhabited…
Even with recent deep freeze, safety should remain paramount for ice anglers.
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.
Underwater cameras will truly open up the hard-water angling world and help you put more fish topside
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.
Catching ice walleyes, pike, and panfish demands even more attention to sensory stimuli than you expend during the open-water fishing period
Make contact with more hard-water walleyes via large, noisy baits to attract them.
Every day on the lake will be different, but following a simple strategy can boost your ice fishing odds for success.
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.
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