Ice Fishing

The author Jason Mitchell with a nice late ice walleye
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Fishing Late Ice Walleyes

By Jason Mitchell Some specific States and Provinces have open walleye seasons during the late ice period. These fisheries offer tremendously fun ice fishing opportunities. I love catching walleye…
Lady ice angler fishing and camping
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A New Definition of Ice Fishing is “Camping on Ice”

So what IS ice fishing? Depending on your locale and your experience, the answers to that question will range widely. The close-minded types who think anything less than 60 degrees F is cold, will…
rigging tip ups for ice fishing
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How-To Rig Tip-Ups

Ice-fishing is a winter tradition across much of the northern United States and throughout Canada. Whether you are getting ready for the upcoming season, or heading out for the first time in…
Ice fishing angler rigging his fishing line and hook
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3 Pros Pick the Best Ice Fishing Line for You

Using a quality line is critical when ice fishing. The last thing any angler wants is to miss the catch of a lifetime due to line failure. The primary type of ice-fishing line options is monofilament…
Three Sizes of Rippin Raps
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How to Catch More Walleye on Lake of the Woods

When it comes to catching walleyes and saugers through the ice on Lake of the Woods, sometimes it is the little things that can make a big difference.  One of those “little things” I have noticed…
ice fishing tip up tactics
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Successful Tip-Up Tactics

Three things to know about Clam Outdoors pro staffer Robby Rhembrandt: 1. When he steps onto the ice he’s ready to fish. His tip-ups, rods and reels and tackle are in tip-top shape. The line on tip-…
Two ice anglers ice fishing on a frozen lake
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It's All About Ice Fishing on Bass Pro Shops Podcast

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Podcast host Rob Keck is talking about fishing in places where the thermometer isn’t getting above freezing. Captain Barb CareyGord PyzerGet ready to go fishing on the…
Ice angler on a frozen lake fishing crappie
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Best New and Noteworthy Ice Fishing Lures for 2020

Whether stocking up your ice fishing jig box or perhaps shopping for an ice angler on your list, there are a lot of great lures for catching fish through the ice. The following is a look at new and…
Ice angler fishing over an ice hole
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Ice Fishing Safety Tips & Tricks (video)

Common Sense is the Key to Enjoying All Kinds of Recreation on Winter Lakes Ice fishing. It’s one of those outdoor activities about which most folks say either “Uh-uh. Nope. Never. Are you crazy?”…
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Underwater Camera Buyer's Guide

Prior to sonar, anglers were totally dependent on their imaginations, and unless they were also divers, never really knew if their imagination matched reality or not. There is no substitute for the…
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Ice Shelter Buyer's Guide

If you’ve been bit by the ice-fishing bug, you naturally want to buy your own ice shelter. And if you want to bring some friends along, you’ll probably want to get the biggest, baddest shelter…
Jumbo Perch  by Jumbo Perch
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Search Strategies for Late Ice Jumbo Perch

By Jason Mitchell The Infatuation with Big Jumbo Perch Ice anglers have long been infatuated with big jumbo perch and late ice is a prime window for targeting perch on a lot of different fisheries…