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Ice Fishing: Browsing ALL Articles (ALL 18 ITEMS)

Science of Sound — How Fish Hear
Science of Sound — How Fish Hear (howto)
Uncovering the secrets to sound can help put more fish in the boat.

Icing the Perch of Winter
Icing the Perch of Winter (howto)
Ice fishing for perch may involve the simplest of rigs; however, finding the large schools of fish is the hardest part. Here are some tips to help snag hard water perch.

Dead-Bait Tactics for Hardwater Pike
Dead-Bait Tactics for Hardwater Pike (howto)
When hitting the frozen bodies of water in search of winter pike, dead baiting tends to be the most successful method.

Perch Ice-Fishing Strategies
Perch Ice-Fishing Strategies (howto)
Perch are one of winter's best sport fish. If you can't get one school to bite, odds are you can find another group that's ready to go!

Ice Fishing a New Lake
Ice Fishing a New Lake (howto)
Try to ice fish a few new lakes this year. It can be intimidating at first, but in the long run, you'll improve your skills as an angler.

Ice Fishing Safety Primer
Ice Fishing Safety Primer (howto)
Ice fishing is fun, but requires a little caution and awareness. Follow these precautions for a safe day of hard-water fishing.

Ice Fishing for Lake Trout
Ice Fishing for Lake Trout (howto)
Pack your bobbing gear and ice shelter and travel to the Chequamegon Bay area. Not only do big lakers await you, but the breathtaking scenery does too.

Jig and Minnow Crappie
Jig and Minnow Crappie (howto)
Live bait and artificial lures have characteristics that make one more desirable than the other in certain situations. However, sometimes combining live bait with artificials can be the key to unlocking tight-lipped fish.

Glowing Jigs
Glowing Jigs (howto)
Adding specialty tackle such as glowing jigs to your arsenal can give you the upper hand with finicky fish.

Triggering Hardwater Crappie
Triggering Hardwater Crappie (howto)
To be an effective crappie angler, you need the right tools and a willingness to experiment with baits and presentations.

Team Ice Fishing
Team Ice Fishing (howto)
Don't let the spirit of cooperation, communication and strategy disappear after you winterize your boat and move onto the ice.

Planning a Fishing Trip
Planning a Fishing Trip (howto)
Planning a fishing trip isn't much different than any other vacation or multi-day outing.

Jigging for Bluegill
Jigging for Bluegill (howto)
Not many things compare to a consistent bluegill bite through the ice, especially if taken on light line and tackle.

Dressing for Ice Fishing
Dressing for Ice Fishing (howto)
With ice fishing, half the battle is staying warm long enough to stay on the ice and catch fish.

First Ice Splake
First Ice Splake (howto)
Fishing for Splake is often the best during the first few weeks just after the lake freezes.

Ice Fishing for Panfish
Ice Fishing for Panfish (howto)
Remote locations combined with untouched shorelines can be hot beds for big dinner plate panfish.

Gearing Up for Ice Fishing
Gearing Up for Ice Fishing (howto)
Although the season may be a couple of months away, now is the best time to take an inventory of your tackle and equipment.

Learning to Layer Clothing
Learning to Layer Clothing (howto)
Proper layering is one of the most fundamental concepts in outdoor recreation. Learn how to layer and you'll be more comfortable outdoors.


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