Tactics

Smooth Moves


How do some of the best ice fishing guides in the region consistently stay on fish for their clients? Tony Roach’s approach is simple, but effective.   It includes staying mobile, drilling a lot of holes, and fishing fast. Walleyes can be here today, gone tomorrow, so it’s critically important that you’re following the fish [Read more…]

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Mills Fleet Farm


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…]

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If you’re a winter pike angler, you probably use one or more tip ups to present deadbaits on quick strike rigs. It’s like setting a trapline in a productive area—likely a mainlake weedbed or shoreline point—and waiting for a flag to pop up, indicating a strike. Amble on over to the tip up, gingerly lift [Read more…]

Travel Manitoba


Most hardcore anglers know that perch eyes are one of the best baits for catching perch. It may seem a little grotesque, but it’s extremely effective. They are so good that tackle companies like Northland have designed their own soft plastic baits to replicate them, ie the Impulse Perch Eye.   In this video, North [Read more…]

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A lot of walleye fishermen are conditioned to thinking of walleyes as a structural species that maybe only hangs out on rock piles, mud breaks, inside turns, those kinds of things. But what happens when walleyes move out to open basins?   A lot of folks have a difficult time finding and catching basin walleyes, [Read more…]

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Lake Vermilion Resorts


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…]

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During early winter, crappies favor modestly deep basins in the 20- to 40-foot range. Large schools of fish tend to be near bottom, where simple jigging tactics produce loads of action and excitement.

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