Tailoring lure presentation for successful ice fishing

The reality of lure presentation in ice fishing is that conditions are changing from day to day, and especially from year to year, and your methods will need to adapt to reflect this.  The biggest mistake I have ever made as an angler is getting so confident in a particular presentation, mentality or location that I quit learning. When you encounter lakes that are in a forage slump, a live bait lure often reigns as king, and the reasons become more obvious when you watch these fish with an u
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Mobility On the Ice, The Way To Stay On Fish

Mobility On the Ice, The Way To Stay On Fish

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  Ice fishing isn’t for everybody, but for some it holds a special place in our hearts. Some may think we are a bit crazy for walking out on a frozen pond or lake, but there is something about the sound the auger makes as it chews through the ice that keeps us coming back [...] [ Read More ... ]

What Are Those Fish Doing ...

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What Are Those Fish Doing Down There – Underwater Cameras

It Isn’t Always What You Think! Ventured onto the ice yesterday at the mouth of a bay on a large lake with the underwater camera. What an eye opener! For years we’ve heard how fish such as northerns chase away smaller panfish and even walleyes. And more amazing stuff yet! Well, I’m learning to keep [...] [ Read More ... ]

Recharging the Batteries

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Recharging the Batteries

Living in Colorado, I was lucky and fortunate enough to begin my ice fishing season in October this year. Due to that early start I have spent a lot of time on the ice in these last 5 months. So much so that mid-winter I was craving a warm weather vacation with ample sunshine, sandy [...] [ Read More ... ]

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    How Quickly Things Can Change

    Tournament Fishing isn’t for everyone. For some anglers it takes the fun out of the past time or hobby that they love. For others tournament fishing can take their passion to the next level. As frustrating as it can be at times, I enjoy tournament fishing because it gets me out of my comfort zone. [...] [ Read More ... ]

    Spring Time Panfish.

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    Spring Time Panfish.

    Spring Time Panfish My favorite time of year is quickly approaching. The time when the Red Wing Black Birds start arriving, when the call of the Loon greets my morning, and the chill of the crisp morning air hits my face as I launch the boat on to one of my favorite crappie waters. YES, [...] [ Read More ... ]

    After Ice Shenaniga...

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    After Ice Shenanigans and Other Stuff

    Yep, you guessed it, it’s that time of year again ice shenanigans is gone. Put the cap on the ice fishing season and let it fester until next August when you get the itch to dig it out again and wish it was here.  A lot of my fellow iceheads are already thinking of next [...] [ Read More ... ]

    Do We Have and Unfa...

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    Do We Have and Unfair Advantage? Electronics and Fishing

    Some say that technology is ruining our experience on the water. Others might just say the opposite is true. Either way this is a losing battle between the two groups. Everyone is entitled to their opinion; however that doesn’t mean you have to listen to it. Some would say that I am on the side [...] [ Read More ... ]