Ice fishing

‘An instant fishery’

That’s the case with a lot of the younger walleye fisheries in the state now. Still, while word of a good walleye bite can lure ice anglers from afar, when a North Dakota lake is rumored to be kicking out nice perch, off-the-beaten-path waters can turn into small towns overnight.

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 to not have. But it’s gotten to the point where when I load my truck up with gear and head…

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 the hard water, but especially anywhere anglers gain access to the ice. As an angler and a reporter I do…

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 of experiences for serious panfish anglers. –– Categories: Fishing, Fishing, Ice Fishing, Ice Fishing Tips, Illinois Videos, Michigan Videos, Minnesota Videos,…

Angling Buzz: Using aggressive baits for panfish [video]

Sometimes when you go big and aggressive you will really be able to trigger strikers and get them to react to the lure. Check out this Angling Buzz video to see how it’s done. Categories: Fishing, Fishing, Fishing Tips, How To’s, Ice Fishing, Ice Fishing Tips, Illinois Videos, Michigan Videos, Minnesota Videos, New York Videos, Pennsylvania Videos, Wisconsin Videos Tags:…

Preserving fishing history is important

Mark Schmitkons has a passion for collecting antique fishing gear. Mark Schmitkons, of Newfane, is crazy about antique fishing stuff. His passion is collecting old fishing tackle that truly means something, a piece of equipment that has a story to tell. His primary focus is Western New York, but he is also quite knowledgeable about the value of gear outside…