Ice Fishing

Lady ice angler fishing and camping

A New Definition of Ice Fishing is “Camping on Ice”

February 5, 2020
So what IS ice fishing? Depending on your locale and your experience, the answers to that question will range widely. The close-minded types who think anything less than 60 degrees F is cold, will…
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How to Catch More Walleye on Lake of the Woods

January 6, 2020
When it comes to catching walleyes and saugers through the ice on Lake of the Woods, sometimes it is the little things that can make a big difference.  One of those “little things” I have noticed…
Two ice anglers ice fishing on a frozen lake

It's All About Ice Fishing on Bass Pro Shops Podcast

December 24, 2019
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Podcast host Rob Keck is talking about fishing in places where the thermometer isn’t getting above freezing. Captain Barb CareyGord PyzerGet ready to go fishing on the…
Ice angler on a frozen lake fishing crappie

Best New and Noteworthy Ice Fishing Lures for 2020

November 27, 2019
Whether stocking up your ice fishing jig box or perhaps shopping for an ice angler on your list, there are a lot of great lures for catching fish through the ice. The following is a look at new and…
Ice angler fishing over an ice hole

Ice Fishing Safety Tips & Tricks (video)

October 18, 2019
Common Sense is the Key to Enjoying All Kinds of Recreation on Winter Lakes Ice fishing. It’s one of those outdoor activities about which most folks say either “Uh-uh. Nope. Never. Are you crazy?”…
News & Tips: 8 Jigging Ideas to Ice Walleyes on Lake Mille Lacs...

8 Jigging Ideas to Ice Walleyes on Lake Mille Lacs

February 5, 2019
Each winter, thousands of anglers make their way to Lake Mille Lacs in Minnesota for exceptional walleye fishing through the ice. This 132,516-acre lake reaches 42 feet in depth, with many gravel…
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Targeting Big Pike Through the Ice With Jason Mitchell

January 3, 2019
By Jason Mitchell Northern pike have a rap sheet with ice anglers.  These top end carnivores have always held a special place in ice fishing lore simply for their attitude.  Some of my earliest ice…

Finding Quality Fishing Spots in Fall Leads to Better Ice Fishing

December 15, 2018
How locating fish and bottom transitions in fall is essential to great ice fishing. By Luke Lovrek - Humminbird   As temperatures begin to drop and the leaves begin to fall, many northern anglers…

Main Streamed Crappie Through the Ice

November 27, 2018
By Jason Mitchell Crappie inhabit so many different environments and ecosystems.  What has always made ice fishing so much fun for me is the simple fact that each body of water will have its own…

Ice Fishing: High-Low Water Levels and Winter Trout

January 23, 2018
Fluctuating water levels can throw winter trout anglers a curve on lakes across the Ice Belt. But they don't have to keep you from putting fish on the ice. Armed with the right approach, you can…

Catch Bigger Panfish This Winter

November 28, 2017
By: Jason Mitchell Many ice anglers covet big panfish. What constitutes a big bluegill, sunfish or crappie can vary across regions and can depend on the angler, water and year. Some lakes only seem…
News & Tips: Ice Fishing: 5 Cadences for Spoons and Jigs...

Ice Fishing: 5 Cadences for Spoons and Jigs

February 15, 2017
When you are ice fishing, it is important to use the proper jigging action to attract fish to your hole and get them to bite. Often these are two different cadences.  The Lift & Flutter Can Pull…