Pike, panfish providing action, but walleyes doing OK.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz released the second phase of his “One Minnesota Budget” on Thursday, Jan. 19, titled, “Investing in Minnesota’s Economic Future.”
Thursday’s budget pitch included dollars for fish and wildlife infrastructure, water and soil resources, and agriculture expenditures. The total of this second phase is about $4.1 billion over four years.
I like to call this time of the season the midwinter lull – that time of year when big game fish become rather lethargic and seem to suffer from a severe case of lockjaw. Through my years as an ice fisherman, however, I’ve learned that regardless of the weather, sometimes you just don’t know when that lunker is going to take the bait.
Not all jigging spoons are created equal. How spoons are manufactured – and their weight – determines their rate of fall and how we’ll fish them.
Whether a spoon is stamped, poured, or cast makes a difference in their action and performance. How they are manufactured determines how heavy they are and what the best presentation is for each spoon.