Smooth Moves

One of the big trends in ice fishing right now is using bigger baits and fishing faster. As a result, lipless crankbaits have exploded in popularity for both walleyes and panfish in recent years. So, what’s the next logical step in this progression? Some would argue it’s the use of billed crankbaits through the ice. [Read more…]


No doubt about it, tungsten lures are here to stay. They didn’t reach the shores of North American anglers until the early 2,000’s, and they were kept hush-hush by the hardcores upon arrival. Today, a little over a decade later, tungsten is commonplace among ice anglers far and wide. Almost every mainstream tackle manufacturer sells [Read more…]


Bill Lindner and the crew hit the ice on Valentines Day last week to try out a few “pick-up lines” for panfish, pike and even bass. There were some hits, some misses, and some flat out rejections!   Videography via Bill Lindner Shot on the Aqua-Vu HD     For more video tips like this, [Read more…]

Lake Vermilion Resorts

The top ice fishing experts are always looking for an edge when they are on the water. One thing that few anglers do that can make a difference is tuning their tungsten jigs. A perfectly tuned jig paired with a well-rigged soft plastic will absolutely out-fish a sloppily rigged jig and plastic.     For [Read more…]

Rumble B

Jig weight can be critically important when you’re out ice fishing for panfish. Heavier baits can be very effective and efficient when you’re targeting active fish that are more willing to bite. On the other end of the spectrum, a smaller profile tungsten lure might be optimal when you need to coax hesitant biters. The [Read more…]

Lead vs Tungsten Ice Fishing

Tungsten has been all the rage in ice fishing over the past several years. We’ve even heard some anglers go so far as to say that they’ve almost completely ditched lead lures. Ice fishing expert Brian Brosdahl thinks that this is a HUGE mistake. In the video above, Bro breaks down why he thinks lead [Read more…]

Explore Alexandria

Tungsten lures have changed the way ice anglers approach hardwater fishing in MANY ways. Some of those changes are pretty obvious, while others are more subtle. The most popular thing you’ll hear people talk about is lure size. Tungsten is incredibly dense, which means angler can fish smaller profile baits without sacrificing weight.   This [Read more…]

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