Chasing Early Season Crappies
The one thing I have learned about early ice fishing is that some lakes are very consistent producers and others are more hit and miss.
Targeting Spooky Spring Panfish
As the weather starts to break and winter becomes visible in the rear-view mirror, anglers turn their thoughts to the next fishing season. For most of us, that means spring, ice-out panfish.
Entering the World of Ice Fishing
Many outdoor enthusiasts are finding this winter sport to be both entertaining and rewarding. The question I often get relates to the basic equipment necessary to get started.
Early Ice Requires an Intelligent Approach
There is no question that the development of the first ice in the early winter period creates a feeling of euphoria for seasoned ice anglers.
‘Slow Death’ Fishing is Great for Beginners
I was on Rainy Lake when I first had a chance to really test the merits of a fishing presentation that is called “slow death.”
Targeting Walleyes on Rainy Lake Reefs
The key to successful reef fishing is to find fish. The walleyes don’t spend all day on tops of the reefs looking for food.
Game Plans Help Anglers Stay Successful
It started out as a pretty sure bet. With mild temps and an overcast sky, we were certain the fish would be biting.
Rainy Lake Keeps on Giving
This was the eighth year for our group of anglers that make an annual trek to Island View Lodge on Rainy Lake. Although every year is a little different, the one common theme that runs through the entire eight year period is the successful walleye angling we encounter.
Do Your Homework Before Exploring New Water
Every summer I make an effort to explore a few new lakes to see if there are bodies of water I am not familiar with that need some attention. I also make a concerted effort to spend time looking for new fishing spots on my list of regulars. Either way, there is some research that is done before I get to the landing.
Wacky Options for All Summer
It was going to be an interesting day on the water. I had two enthusiastic anglers in my boat that had limited fishing experience. As we were casting weedless jigs and jigworms along the deep weedline, it became apparent to me that they had not developed the feel and finesse for this style of angling.