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5 Spots to Find Catfish Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing

5 Spots to Find Catfish Ice Fishing

Anglers across the United States spend a lot of time fishing for catfish, but that sure isn’t the case when it comes to ice fishing. More than likely this is because so many of the diehard cat chasers are located in the southern parts of the country that don’t usually freeze, unlike this year...
5 Ways to Find Fish Ice Fishing New Waters

Ice Fishing

5 Ways to Find Fish Ice Fishing New Waters

I recently jumped in the truck and drove 31 hours to fish a body of water I’d never seen before. As a full-time professional angler and guide for more than two decades, I’ve been able to travel and film fishing in some amazing destinations. In many of those cases I was fishing with a local who...
5 Hot Presentations for Ice Fishing Walleye

Ice Fishing

5 Hot Presentations for Ice Fishing Walleye

If there’s one thing anglers can agree on, it’s that finding walleye is a challenge. And, even when you do find them, catching is no gimme. Since walleye are less aggressive in winter, they typically take their time inspecting lures. Much like a good baseball pitcher, a quality walleye angler needs...
How to Catch More Perch Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing

How to Catch More Perch Ice Fishing

Perch seem to take a back seat to species like bluegills, crappies, and walleyes when ice fishing. Honestly, it isn’t fair or warranted. They generally travel in large schools, make amazing table fare, and can be found from the Great Lakes to your local farm pond. Once you locate hardwater perch, a...
3 Best Ice Fishing Lures for Walleye

Ice Fishing

3 Best Ice Fishing Lures for Walleye

Browsing through online tackle store pages or the aisles of your local tackle shop can be overwhelming. Everything looks good, yet many rigs are what my good friend calls “broken clock” lures—tackle that only works twice a day. When choosing ice fishing rigs for walleye, thinking quality over...
Five Easy DIY Ice Fishing Projects Your Gear Needs

Ice Fishing

Five Easy DIY Ice Fishing Projects Your Gear Needs

Ice fishing materials and equipment are light years ahead of where they were a decade ago, but that doesn’t mean there’s a commercially available solution for every gear need. Plus, ice fishing enjoys a long tradition of tinkering and build-it-yourself contraptions like tip-ups and shanties. There’s...