We are now entering the best time of the winter months to pursue coyotes and foxes as these predators are now very active and easy to harvest especially during the full moon periods of March and April.
It was really great the other day to actually hold a long, real fishing rod in my hands after the last few months of ice fishing with the short sticks. I always keep an eye on the weather during February to make note of those balmy, 30- to 40-degree days where I can grab my waders and hit the rivers for smallmouth bass.
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 [...]
As the legions of ice fisher people hit the lakes this week many are focused on the big bluegills and crappies as some of the best ice fishing of the year is during the latter days of December and into early January. This early ice period features fairly shallow fish in easy-to-find areas and often close to shoreline areas. Here’s a primer on angling for bluegills and crappies during a most exciting and rewarding early fishing period.
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 [...]