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  1. Matt Johnson

    Ice Fishing Webinars

    Ice Team partnered with Navionics for a handful of online webinars. These are pretty cool. I thought the HSO group would get a kick out of them. Not always easy to make all of the seminars in-person, especially when you live across the country from some of them, so these webinars offer-up a unique opportunity. Here are the details on the ones coming up if anyone is interested... When: December 11th, 8:00 PM EST Topic: How to Attract Fish to You on the Ice with Mark Martin. Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7012356799514703874?source=Navionics+News When: December 19th, 8:00 PM EST Topic: Improving Your Lake Trout Ice Fishing Tactics with Bernie Keefe. Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/82867287788632833?source=Navionics+News Enjoy!
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    Plan Your Success

    What are some of the things you do to ensure a successful day on the ice? I've always been a big advocate for "doing our homework" before we hit the ice. The Navionics App for my phone gets a workout in the winter months, especially as I sit around with friends talking fishing, or just on the couch in between plays watching the Vikings (ok, this weekend was tough). Plus I just like to look at new lakes and dream about future potential trips, too What are some ways you plan for ice fishing success?
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    Adding a Waypoint to Navionics App

    This question popped up several times in recent conversations, so I figured I'd put together a quick video... This briefly explains how to add a waypoint to your Navionics App once given the GPS coordinates. So basically, here's how you create a waypoint from a set of GPS coordinates... Adding a Waypoint from GPS Coordinates on your Navionics App - CLICK HERE Hopefully this helps and eliminates some of the questions. Enjoy!
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    Navionics App... Favorite Feature?

    I've been playing around with the Navionics App for my smart phone more and more lately, and it's amazing just how many features that App actually has! What is your favorite feature? Me... I like the Depth Shading and the Fishing Range features. Both allow me to customize my maps. Crazy the technology we have at our fingertips now!
  5. The 12th Annual Portable Modification Get Together will be on Saturday, September 24 at Thorne Brothers in Blaine, MN! Another ice season is about to kickoff and you won't want to miss this one! The day is packed full of industry vendors, seminars, free prizes, discounts, food and more! FREE to attend! Also check out all of the "tricked-out" portable fish houses and enter your modifications for a chance to win some great prizes!! Hours are 9am-5pm and there will be activities happening throughout the day! For more info make sure to check out the event on the Thorne Bros Facebook page CLICK HERE!! Dave Genz will be joining us, along with several other Ice Team and Clam Pros! Mark your calendars and see all of you there!!
  6. Here's the video of our seminar last night... sorry about the volume, might have to turn it up on your computer a little... Ice Fishing Seminar VIDEO - CLICK HERE Thanks for the support last night!! Ice will be here soon!!
  7. Looking forward to talking with all of you on Wed night! Cold weather is coming so this is a perfect time to talk ice fishing. See you there!
  8. Clam Outdoors is offering a HUGE sale on their Edge Power augers... $299.99 for the 8" and $319.99 for the 10" (plus tax and shipping). These are brand new, in the box units. Clam Edge Power Augers - CLICK HERE Pretty awesome deal for a top-of-the-line auger! I use mine all the time and this deal just became available today... You can order online (at the above link) or swing into the Clam building in Rogers, MN to pick one up!
  9. Ice fishing talk in September tomorrow at Thorne Brothers in Blaine, MN!
  10. Reminder... this Saturday is the big event! Come kick-off the ice fishing at Thorne Brothers and talk ice fishing with everyone!
  11. Two months away... make sure to put this one on your calendar if you're a fan of ice fishing!
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    Why do I catch?

    Do you spend a lot of time in the shallows during the winter months? I catch pumpkins, greens and hybrids in the shallow weeds most of the winter. They are definitely a more aggressive fish too, so if they are in the area they are oftentimes the first to bite... at least from my experiences... But you are right, they will eat those bigger baits in the summer... we catch them all the time on wacky rigs and drop-shots while bass fishing...
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    What's Working Now...

    Panfish continue to relate to the weeds, but more so along deeper edges now. Found a lot of fish in 13-18 feet on drop-shot rigs. Crappies and sunfish. There are certainly fish up shallower and in the weeds, but the milfoil on the lakes I've been fishing has come in thick. Seems like the school of better-size fish is out deeper as of late. They are sitting in the bottom water column and seem pretty eager to bite. Just look for a bend in the weed line or a large underwater point, hump... some sort of structure... and the fish are relating to it. For the presentation... I've been using #6 VMC SpinShot hooks with 1/8oz (or smaller if possible) drop weights, dropper line is between 15-20" or so. Then I tip those hooks with either small Twister tails or minnows baits. 4-6# test line. Works great for all panfish species... oh, and the walleyes are eating them on occasion too Definitely a fun and easy way to fish. I've also noticed that I've catching more on drop-shots then straight lining a jig... must be the absent of weight that the fish like, and the specific action that the "flicking" presentation gives off... I plan to drop-shot more panfish tomorrow and Friday... Same technique has been dynamite for the bass too, but just with larger sizes...
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    Dog Day Panfish

    Targeted panfish a good portion of Friday and found them to be adjusting to the "dog days" of summer quite nicely They were in the weeds right where they should have been... 7-10 feet holding in/near cover and in the pockets. The crappies were plentiful and eager to bite, the sunfish were more hesitant and you needed to get through the kamikaze crappies before having a shot at them. Twister tails on 1/16oz jig heads seemed to work the best. Pattern held consistent on several areas of the lake... just find any mainlake structure with a nice weed line and pitch into the sparse areas on the outside edge... fun way to fish!!
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    What's Working Now...

    Crappies have staged in the weeds for me... 6-10 feet of water where things begin to "sparse" out a bit. Pitching 1/16oz jigs with a twister tails or minnow baits seem to do the trick. This is Chisago area MN...