Musky & Pike

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The Best Rod, Reel & Line for Jerkbait Fishing

The spinning reel vs. baitcaster debate has raged on for years and years. Some presentations have obvious answers: dropshots require spinning equipment, deep crankbaits require baitcasting gear.   Other presentations aren’t nearly as cut-and-dry, coming down to the personal preference of the fisherman. One of the most hotly contested areas of this debate is jerkbait [Read more…]

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Giant Lake Oahe Northern Pike Shore Fishing

by Dave Csanda   During the spring, spawned-out pike like to linger in and around the back ends of active creek arms, where the water tends to be a little warmer than elsewhere. These are often the same areas where pike spawned as the ice was going out, so there are plenty of fish in [Read more…]

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Your Outboard Might Actually Be Attracting Fish

Believe it or not, in some situations, your outboard might actually be attracting fish to your lure. We’ve seen many times in the past how jerk-trolling behind a running engine outproduces a lure flung out far away from the boat. This can be true for bass, pike, muskies and even walleyes, although to a lesser [Read more…]

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Last Ice on Lake of the Woods — Pike, Burbot & more!

Bill Lindner and the crew hit Lake of the Woods last week for a LAST ICE smash fest for pike, tullibee and even some bonus burbot. Farewell, hardwater!     For more videos like this, Subscribe to our YouTube channel:

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Manitoba Pike

VIDEO BELOW   Catching giant northern pike on tip-ups is one of the most exciting ice fishing experiences available. It can offer an addictive combination of visual intensity, constant action, and the anticipation of hand setting a hook on a fish of a lifetime.   Finding active feeding areas, positioning fresh bait in the right [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…]

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Ice Flasher Wars

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…]

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