Smallmouth bass have always been part of the mix in White Earth, but they really started showing up in bigger numbers during the 1990s.
Darkhouse spearing is one of winter’s most enjoyable activities. The silence, the darkness with just a green light glowing from a hole in the ice, and of course, the excitement of a big pike creeping up to a decoy make spearing a sport that’s unique, thrilling, and part of our culture in the northland.
Most people who’ve fished have either tried spearing or know someone who has. And one thing is for sure: The spearer is a certain breed of fisher, and within the spearing community, there are different types of fishing enthusiasts who have their own unique traits.