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First Ice: Early Hard-Water Fishing Safety
We stood in the trees near the shoreline, waiting for sunrise. The morning was frigid and windless. A few feet beyond, lake ice folded...
Hardwater Exposure: A Beginner’s Look at Ice Fishing
Pike Under Ice: Advanced Tactics for Spooky Winter Northerns
Ethical Killing: What About Fish?
Hundreds of Ice Fishermen Stranded in Blizzard: ‘It Looks Like Antarctica’
Feb 27, 2019
With walleye season winding down across Minnesota, fishermen from all over the state descended on the most famous lakes for a final weekend of action. Friday and Saturday offered beautiful weather: temps in the 30s with barely a breeze. Sunday, however, ushered in a storm that brought straight-line winds and subzero temps.
Many anglers were aware of the approaching storm. News stations covered the ground blizzard in advance of Sunday, and local...
Ice Fishing 101: Hardwater Basics
Jan 25, 2019
This time of year can be a tough stretch for hunters and anglers in northern states. Big game seasons are over, small game and waterfowl seasons are winding down, and we’re months away from gobbling turkeys and open water fishing. Spanning this stretch of the coldest, darkest months is ice fishing season.
“Ice fishing has a PR problem,” according to Steve Rinella.
It’s certainly a pastime rife with hyperbolic stereotypes of lazy...
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