Ice Fishing

With the walleye season winding down it’s time for panfish to pick up the slack and big bluegills can definitely get it done. They really are fun to catch and second to none when it comes to fine dining. For the most part the finding is the most important piece of the puzzle to place with the catching much easier to accomplish.

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Being a very gregarious person off the ice, I am a stickler on the ice for privacy. It’s really not a people thing but rather I have found getting away from the masses on the ice means better success for this angler. Ice anglers as a group tend to flock to community spots during the [...]

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by Jeff Weaver Contributing columnist With the holidays now behind us and the ice on most lakes starting to actually be user friendly, now is the time to get out and try some of the new gear Santa left for you under the tree. Portable shelters, battery powered augers, a hand-held GPS and cameras which [...]

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by Steve Carney Contributing Columnist As we enter into the early season of ice fishing, we can expect the first few weeks to be the best action and also the time of the season to be well aware of ice conditions and take the proper precautions. In our frenzy to take advantage of the hot [...]

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A late fall trip to the Rainy River and Lake of the Woods left me wishing for ice. It was the 20 mph northwest winds, the intermittent snow squalls and slower than normal walleye fishing that did it.

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Juan Arellano ventured onto the ice on the Big Eau Pleine Reservoir near Wausau, Wisconsin to ice fish with some friends in a friendly competition. He came off the ice at one of 10 members of a team that will represented the US at the 2013 World Ice Fishing Championships next winter, which will likely be held near Wausau once again.

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