Rivers are the lifeblood for farmers, communities and fisheries alike all across this great nation. They supply water for agriculture, to drink and for supporting all manner of aquatic life, including many popular angling species. In areas where rivers are the only game in town, anglers usually fish them throughout the changing seasons. Yet [Read more…]
Simple hook, line and sinker tactics produce big carp–although not just any setup will do. The right line, hooks and baits fool wary carp into biting. Then hang on tight!
Carp are among the first species to move shallow in spring, typically in shallow, soft-bottomed bays. Spot them visually, or fish where muddy water betrays their presence. Anchor up, cast out, and enjoy!
Eelpout move shallow to spawn at night during late ice conditions. Focus on areas with shallow rock and rubble bottoms that break quickly into the deep basin, using bold jigging lures that glow in the dark.
Whitefish provide an exciting alternative for ice fishing action and fun. Suspend a small lure off bottom where you see suspended fish, and then tease them into biting.
by Dave Csanda Whether you call them burbot, pout, ling, or my personal favorite—lawyers—eelpout are members of the cold-water cod family. They inhabit deep, clear, cold northern natural lakes with plenty of oxygen content in the depths, where they spend the majority of their time. Sure, you might stumble onto one or two fishing [Read more…]
by Dave Csanda While walleyes and panfish are undoubtedly the preferred quarry of most ice jiggers, other species provide intriguing challenges–and potentially something to snack on. Pelagic (open-water) fish of the silvery clan—namely ciscoes and whitefish—are common in deep, cold northern natural lakes. Both species remain quite active beneath the ice all winter long. [Read more…]
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