There are definitely times when fish demand an increase in vibration and flash. But just the opposite can be the attractor, so bring an assortment of colors.
There’s been a hot bite but when you finally hit the ice, the weather changes and the action tanks. Pay attention to tiny details, and you’ll salvage your trip by tricking a few fish into biting.
Walleye and bluegill action has been decent on some lakes.
Species- and technique-specific rods can give you a real advantage out on the ice.
As the heart of hard water arrives across the great North American ice belt, “T3” answers your questions to help improve your angling skills this cold-weather season.
An early deep freeze has anglers across north country eager to launch the 2018-19 ice fishing season.
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.
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