Ice Fishing Bluegills

Ice fishing bluegills and crappies, which happen to be two of the most popular fish to target during the ice fishing season. In this episode, experts James Lindner and Phil Laube reveal how they use lake maps, 360 imaging, sonar and underwater cameras to pinpoint schools of fish under the ice. Joel Nelson run-and-gun crappie tactics typically produce the most active fish, but he’s also ready to deploy finesse presentations when fish are acting neutral and negative. Meanwhile, Jarrid Houston explains why he believes it’s sometimes best to sit and wait for the fish to come to you. We also cover new panfish gear, lightweight auger options, rod length reasoning, new lures and more! Finally, right now is the time to start planning your next ice fishing destination, and near the top of everyone’s list should be a trip to catch greenback walleyes in Manitoba!