No question about it, one of the biggest revolutions in angling over the years has been the advent of GPS and mapping technologies. It’s amazing today what’s available from the new fish finders in terms of cartography. We have high definition maps that are available for a ton of different lakes across the country. [Read more…]
Sonar units are must-have technology if you want to fish quickly and efficiently on the ice. The ability to see what’s directly below your hole gives you huge advantage against anglers who are fishing blind. One big challenge many ice fishermen face is deciding which flasher or combo unit is right for them. There are [Read more…]
Video by James Lindner Throughout the winter months, there are a variety of different locations to catch bluegills. You’re going to catch a lot of them along the weed edges during the early ice period. As the season progresses, a lot of those fish will move out towards the deeper basins, Pay attention to [Read more…]
So what do you do when you hear about a hot panfish bite on a lake you’ve never fished before. It can be a daunting task if you need to break down a lake without any prior experience on it. Whether you’re chasing crappies or big sunfish, there are a few things you can do [Read more…]
Now is a great time to hunt for your early ice fishing spots. One of the biggest differences between open water and ice is your ability to efficiently move around and cover water. A little advanced scouting right NOW will save you a lot of time searching and drilling for when you finally hit [Read more…]
Electronics have revolutionized fishing in so many ways, and ice fishing is no exception. It wasn’t that long ago when we were using landmarks on shore to lineup spots, then drilling dozens of holes to find that “spot on the spot”. It was a lot of work! Today, we have access to a whole host [Read more…]
Captain Ben Wolfe (Sport Fish Michigan) shares some really good tips for finding and identifying lake trout on your electronics during the open water months.
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