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…]
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…]
One of things that we far too often is ice fishermen skimping on their line! At one point or another, you’ve probably heard someone say the classic saying, “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 to [Read more…]
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…]
Captain Ben Wolfe (Sport Fish Michigan) shares some really good tips for finding and identifying lake trout on your electronics during the open water months.
August is prime time for big brook trout, also called “Specs” in Canadian waters, where native river fish are joined by Great Lakes “Coasters” migrating upstream to spawn sometime around Labor Day. Big brook trout respond to many of the same lures and tactics you’d use for smallmouth bass: jerkbaits, spinners and jigs tipped with [Read more…]
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