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
Create better hard-water angling experiences and catch more fish by staying warm and extending your adventures on the ice!
Most lakes didn’t lose much ice despite the rain, so anglers should be able to continue chasing flags.
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.
DNR recommends anglers start assessing their shelter removal situation early and make arrangements as necessary to meet the removal deadlines.
Underwater cameras will truly open up the hard-water angling world and help you put more fish topside
On Michigan-Wisconsin boundary waters, ice shanties must be removed by midnight Wednesday, March 15. And regardless of removal date, shanties must be pulled as soon as the ice is unable to safely support them.
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.
TOWN OF LINN, Wis. — Officials say dangerous ice conditions on Geneva Lake are to blame for the death of an ice fisherman. Town of Linn police say Michael Zielinski had gone out on the ice around 3 a.m. Tuesday. His…
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.
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