Trout & Salmon

Underwater Minutes- Fish Species in North America

Few people realize that there are over 1,000 fish species swimming in North America’s fresh water.   According to angler surveys, largemouth and smallmouth bass are America’s most popular fish. Panfish in the form of crappies and bluegills take a close 2nd place. Catfish take up the 3rd spot, followed by the walleye’s huge following [Read more…]

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Manitoba Rainbow Trout

The months of March and April can often present opportunities to experience the best of ice fishing. Manitoba’s Northern Region is a prime example of those “best of” opportunities, offering a diverse selection of premier fisheries, and an extended angling season to pursue a variety of sought after species.   When it comes to stocked [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…]

Off Shore Tackle Tile

When do you know that ice is safe? That’s the big question this time of year. One thing that we do know for sure, it’s not when you see that first person venturing out there. Every year, we see people who pushing the limits on early ice and getting themselves killed. Just because people are [Read more…]

Ice Line

One of things we see far too often is ice fishermen skimping on their line!   At one point or another, you’ve probably heard someone say the classic adage, “Line is the most direct link between you and the fish.” Well, that is very true in many respects.   A spool of line is going [Read more…]

Aquatic Invasive Species

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…]


Biologist Dick Sternberg was never really too concerned about zebra mussels until he started studying them a little bit more. They have been around for quite a while and everyone kind of knows about them, but there are a lot of things that zebra mussels will do that weren’t immediately obvious to Dick.   One [Read more…]


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