Ice Fishing

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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There isn’t much of the season left but there are still enough walleyes biting to make a trip to Mille Lacs worth your while. The most consistent action has been long after dark though and to get in on the action you’d best be prepared to burn the midnight oil.

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