Fur Hat Ice Tour

For those who crave suspense, lust for adventure, and harbor an unfulfilled interest in high fashion—we have just the thing for you. Ice fishing!

9 videos
S1-E01: Fish Local
S1-E01: Fish Local

Ice fishing can be intimidating and is often misunderstood. Even some hardcore anglers eschew ice fishing as either boring, miserable, or too gear intensive to be worth their while. This series intends to rectify some of these bogus misconceptions. In the first episode, Steven Rinella takes Tracy Crane, an inexperienced and slightly skeptical first timer, ice fishing at a series of local neighborhood ponds. Their goal is modest and attainable: catch enough panfish for a meal. Steve teaches Tracy the basic why and how of ice fishing for perch and bluegill, they catch a few fish, and share the spoils after. Presented by Eskimo Fishing Gear https://geteskimo.com

S1-E02: Backcountry Burbot
S1-E02: Backcountry Burbot

To pivot off of the ease and accessibility we featured in Episode 1, Episode 2 goes the opposite direction and shows Cal and Miles embarking on a deep backcountry winter expedition requiring tracked Can-Ams and thousands of pounds of gear. Ice fishing can be simple and local, but it can also be adventurous. Cal and Miles explore a high mountain Montana lake that Cal’s been wanting to fish for two decades, in the hopes of catching a large, or at least respectable, burbot. Cal and Miles discover less than optimal conditions, but work through and figure it out. They manage to catch a variety of fish, cook some delicious burbot, and try out fried burbot liver. Presented by Eskimo Fishing Gear https://geteskimo.com/

S1-E03: Stab Em’ and Eat Em’
S1-E03: Stab Em’ and Eat Em’

Kicking off the tour part of the Fur Hat Ice Tour, Janis Putelis travels to Whitefish Lake, Minnesota and meets up with local wild foods expert Mark Norquist who runs the Modern Carnivore website. In this episode, Mark introduces Janis to dark house ice spearing, a hallowed tradition for winter food gathering in the upper Midwest. Mark and Janis cut a large hole in the ice and then set up a darkened shelter over top of it. They sit at the edge of the hole, holding long handled tridents and waiting for fish to swim through. When the fish do appear, Janis has to be quick and steady of hand if he wants to successfully spear the lake whitefish and northern pike that they’re targeting. Finally, chef Lukas Leaf joins them and cooks whitefish cakes out on the ice. Presented by Eskimo Fishing Gear https://geteskimo.com/

S1-E04: Favorite Fish
S1-E04: Favorite Fish

Janis continues the Minnesota segment of the tour on Lake Mille Lacs. He’s guided by renowned angler and wildlife biologist Mandy Uhrich. Mandy knows as much about this walleye fishery and the reasons why it has changed over the past generation, as anyone. Mille Lacs is not the ridiculous walleye factory it was 30 years ago, and while that’s very difficult for local anglers and businesses to accept, the situation is more complicated than many people realize. By talking with Mandy as well as the region’s fish biologist, the former head of the Minnesota DNR, and local anglers and shop owners, Jani tries to better understand what has changed in this lake, why those changes have happened, and what it ultimately means for the area and the ecosystem. #fueledbynature Presented by @EskimoIceFishingGear

How to Trick-Out Your Ice Fishing Sled
How to Trick-Out Your Ice Fishing Sled

MeatEater brings you a brand new set of "How-To's"--this time, sharing some tips on Ice Fishing. Join MeatEater's Director of Fishing Sam Lungren as he shares his experience breaking and losing his ice fishing gear, and how to pimp-out your sled. Presented by Eskimo Fishing Gear https://geteskimo.com/

How To Reverse Butterfly a Fish
How To Reverse Butterfly a Fish

MeatEater brings you a brand new set of "How-To's"--this time, sharing some tips on Ice Fishing. Join MeatEater's Director of Fishing Miles Nolte as he shares a gutting technique he learned from his good buddy Jesse Griffith--how to "reverse butterfly" a fish. Presented by Eskimo Fishing Gear https://geteskimo.com/

How to Set an Ice Fishing Tip-Up
How to Set an Ice Fishing Tip-Up

MeatEater brings you a brand new set of "How-To's"--this time, sharing some tips on Ice Fishing. Join MeatEater's Director of Conservation Ryan Callaghan as he shares what "Tip-Ups" are, why they're used, and how to use them properly in the field. Presented by Eskimo Fishing Gear https://geteskimo.com/

How to Cut a Spearing Hole
How to Cut a Spearing Hole

MeatEater brings you a brand new set of "How-To's"--this time, sharing some tips on Ice Fishing. Join Janis Putelis as Mark Norquist shares how to cut a spearing hole. With a little bit of elbow grease you'll be able to make a hole in no time. Presented by Eskimo Fishing Gear https://geteskimo.com/

Fur Hat Ice Tour Trailer
Fur Hat Ice Tour Trailer

For those who crave suspense, lust for adventure, and harbor an unfulfilled interest in high fashion—we have just the thing for you. Ice fishing! MeatEater's first hardwater fishing series, Fur Hat Ice Tour, starts next Friday, November 6th at 11am MT. Featuring Steven Rinella, Janis Putelis, Ryan Callaghan and a whole bunch of other mugs, you don't want to miss this one. #fueledbynature