Ice Fishing Walleye

Ice fishing walleye is one of the most popular species in winter.  In this video, you can expect to learn where, when, and how to find and catch walleyes during the ice fishing season. Brad Hawthorne also shows you how he uses the Humminbird Mega 360 to find fish in...

Unique Fish on Ice

What is your favorite oddball fish to catch while ice fishing? This episode is about unique ice fishing opportunities for less popular fish species to target. For many hardcore ice anglers, the challenge of chasing species like largemouth bass, burbot, tullibee,...

Set Line Strategies

Setlines have been around since people started ice fishing, and they are responsible for producing more fish than any other method. This episode is all about setline strategies — tip-ups, rattle reels, auto setters (Jaw Jackers), deadsticks, and more. The AnglingBuzz...

Finding Fish Fast

This NEW episode is all about finding and catching panfish. Enjoy destination jumbo perch, hunkering down for crappies, and finding bluegills fast. We also join several of the top ice fishing experts about how to be more efficient on the ice. Jeremy Smith offers up...

Midwinter Ice Fishing Tactics

AnglingBuzz ICE – Episode #4 AnglingBuzz ICE (#4) – Midwinter ice fishing means different things depending on where you live. Some folks might be experiencing thick ice and deep snow, while others are getting their first taste of hardwater for the season. We love this...

Ice Fishing Panfish – AnglingBuzz ICE

AnglingBuzz ICE – Episode #3 Click here to sign up for our BIG ice giveaway. AnglingBuzz ICE —  No doubt about it, panfish are the most popular species to chase on hardwater – both sunnies and crappies are an ice fishing mainstay. They are fairly easy to locate and...

Spoon Fishing Strategies

Spoons are an excellent hardwater option, no matter what species of fish you're chasin' – walleye, perch, crappie, trout, pike, bass, etc. They come in all shapes and sizes to fit various fishing applications. In this episode of AnglingBuzz ICE, we're covering down on...

BLUEGILL & CRAPPIE

Late Ice Crappies

Late Ice Crappies on Mud Flats

It is getting close to that time of our were our ice fishing season closes for pike, walleye and bass and ice anglers begin to focus on panfish and late ice crappies in particular. When setting up on late ice crappies I have tended to fish in kind of a non...
Subtle Tactics for Panfish

Subtle Tactics for Panfish

Over the years there has been a lot of interesting trends in ice fishing for panfish. Originally anglers started out with aggressive baits and methods and then over time made a switch to subtle tactics for panfish. Things are starting to come full circle and what I...
Sitting on Panfish

Sitting on Panfish in a Yetti Fish House

During those frigid cold weather stretches throughout the winter, sitting on panfish and waiting for them to come to you can often be one of the most effective methods. One way to increase the number of panfish you bring topside is by setting a dead stick next to you....
Quality Bluegill Initiative

Minnesota’s Quality Bluegill Initiative

One way that we've been able to maintain quality in our bluegill populations is through the use of reduced bag limits. Starting in 2020 and 2021 people will be hearing about the quality bluegill initiative. Traditionally we've had about 60 lakes in the state that have...

Targeting Big Bluegills

We are on the hunt targeting big Bluegills. The key is to stay mobile and utilize your electronics. We have been messing around with a new way to use electronics to help you be more efficient. We start by looking at the map and finding what we believe may be key areas...

How to Read the Humminbird 360

Right now we're targeting basin crappies and the Humminbird 360 is an awesome tool for this. Now I have used the 360 a lot during open water but this is my first experience using it on the ice and let's just say it has really put us on the fish today. We are out here...

Basin Crappies

Basin Crappies Winter is here – and it’s here to stay for some time. With these frigid temperatures, it’s vital to make the most of what mother nature has to offer. Drive past a frozen lake mid-January and you’ll spot shanty towns teeming with anglers willing to trade...

Duluth Area Buzz Bite Report 12-15-2020

  Duluth Area Buzz Bite Report 12/15/2020 Contact Info: Capt. Jarrid Houston Houston's Guide Service (218)-393-4962 or houstonbsu@hotmail.com www.houstonsguideservice.com like us on Facebook "Houston's Guide Service"

Detecting Up Bites and Balancing your Rod, Lure, and Line

Brad Hawthorne breaks down his how-to guide on detecting up bites using a noodle rod or other types of panfish rods.  Quite simply it comes down to the line. If you want to start watching for up bites you don't want anything bigger than a 3 lb test. I prefer a 2 lb...
Lake Vermilion Panfish Report – 2 Tactics for Success

Using Aggressive Baits for Panfish

We decided to take some time and come out to a lake and fish for some basin panfish. After a little searching, we landed on a pretty good school of Bluegills and Crappies. We starting fishing using small tungsten jigs tipped with wax worms. We caught a few, but it was...

PERCH

Late Ice Crappies

Late Ice Crappies on Mud Flats

It is getting close to that time of our were our ice fishing season closes for pike, walleye and bass and ice anglers begin to focus on panfish and late ice crappies in particular. When setting up on late ice crappies I have tended to fish in kind of a non...
Subtle Tactics for Panfish

Subtle Tactics for Panfish

Over the years there has been a lot of interesting trends in ice fishing for panfish. Originally anglers started out with aggressive baits and methods and then over time made a switch to subtle tactics for panfish. Things are starting to come full circle and what I...
Sitting on Panfish

Sitting on Panfish in a Yetti Fish House

During those frigid cold weather stretches throughout the winter, sitting on panfish and waiting for them to come to you can often be one of the most effective methods. One way to increase the number of panfish you bring topside is by setting a dead stick next to you....
Quality Bluegill Initiative

Minnesota’s Quality Bluegill Initiative

One way that we've been able to maintain quality in our bluegill populations is through the use of reduced bag limits. Starting in 2020 and 2021 people will be hearing about the quality bluegill initiative. Traditionally we've had about 60 lakes in the state that have...

Targeting Big Bluegills

We are on the hunt targeting big Bluegills. The key is to stay mobile and utilize your electronics. We have been messing around with a new way to use electronics to help you be more efficient. We start by looking at the map and finding what we believe may be key areas...

How to Read the Humminbird 360

Right now we're targeting basin crappies and the Humminbird 360 is an awesome tool for this. Now I have used the 360 a lot during open water but this is my first experience using it on the ice and let's just say it has really put us on the fish today. We are out here...

Basin Crappies

Basin Crappies Winter is here – and it’s here to stay for some time. With these frigid temperatures, it’s vital to make the most of what mother nature has to offer. Drive past a frozen lake mid-January and you’ll spot shanty towns teeming with anglers willing to trade...

Duluth Area Buzz Bite Report 12-15-2020

  Duluth Area Buzz Bite Report 12/15/2020 Contact Info: Capt. Jarrid Houston Houston's Guide Service (218)-393-4962 or houstonbsu@hotmail.com www.houstonsguideservice.com like us on Facebook "Houston's Guide Service"

Detecting Up Bites and Balancing your Rod, Lure, and Line

Brad Hawthorne breaks down his how-to guide on detecting up bites using a noodle rod or other types of panfish rods.  Quite simply it comes down to the line. If you want to start watching for up bites you don't want anything bigger than a 3 lb test. I prefer a 2 lb...
Lake Vermilion Panfish Report – 2 Tactics for Success

Using Aggressive Baits for Panfish

We decided to take some time and come out to a lake and fish for some basin panfish. After a little searching, we landed on a pretty good school of Bluegills and Crappies. We starting fishing using small tungsten jigs tipped with wax worms. We caught a few, but it was...

WALLEYE

Humminbird Mega 360

Humminbird MEGA 360 on Ice for Walleye

Today I want to show you guys how I utilize the Humminbird MEGA 360 on ice for Mille Lacs lake walleyes. The most important thing about the Humminbird MEGA 360 is a screen and antenna orientation. You want to make an upside-down T. You want your screen flat facing...

Finding Obscure Structure on Mud Flats

Find Obscure Structure on Mud Flats. When you are setting off to fish the mudflats of Mille Lacs there are a few things you should look for that will help you catch more fish. When it comes to these mudflats there can be a lot more than meets the eye. You want to look...

Choosing the Right Tuned Up Walleye Rod

Choosing the Right Tuned Up Walleye Rod   Vulcan New to 2020/2021 the Vulcan is Tuned Up glass rod. This has a great action and can be used with heavy spoons, but also works as a great setline option. You can really lay into the fish with this rod. Our crew went...

How Long You Should Let Them Eat: Rattle Reels

When it comes to setting the hook on your rattle reels I don't give them a five-count or even a three-count. When that rattle reel goes I set the hook right away. If you think about the size minnows we're using and then about the size fish we're catching. The majority...

How to Properly Hook a Minnow for a Deadstick

How to Properly Hook a Minnow for a Deadstick. Ice fishing with a deadstick can be a tremendous way to catch walleyes. Even in the toughest of bites, it is often a deadstick that will produce the most fish. Now there are a lot of different ways to deadstick but...
Central North Dakota

Central North Dakota Buzz Bite Report 12-23-2020

Central North Dakota Buzz Bite Report 12-23-2020. Well we have finally got some solid ice out here in central North Dakota. We are fishing on a smaller lake and have found about four to five inches of ice. In areas that do have good ice the walleye bite and perch bite...

Tips for Going Out on Early Ice

Brian Brosdahl shares his go-to tools for early ice. When venturing out on early or unknown ice there are always a few times you need to bring. The first is a spud bar with a serrated edge. You use this to check ice conditions as you walk out. I will drill every 10...

Underwater Walleye Strikes

Other than Panfish walleyes are probably the most popular fish to target under the ice. Unlike panfish, they are incredibly difficult to record underwater. Over the past few years, Bill Lindner and Mike Hehner have gathered some underwater walleye strikes. Here they...

Using a Minnow Style Bait, Clam Tikka Mino

Over the years I would dare say that I've caught thousands of walleyes ice fishing using these horizontal glide baits. New this year Clam created the Tikka Mino which is their version of a horizontal glide bait. What is unique about the Clam Tikka Mino is that the lip...
Oahe Wings and Walleyes

Oahe Wings and Walleyes Cast and Blast

Here we are in December joining Chad and Shonda Schilling, owners of Oahe Wings and Walleyes, on a cast and blast mission. We started off on a pheasant hunt and ended with some lake Oahe walleyes. Chad and Shonda have been running the lodge for the last 18 years right...

OTHER FISH

Smoked Whitefish

Smoked Whitefish

Mike Hehner shares with you his preferred  1/3's method for brining and smoking whitefish. This method can also apply for any other fish suitable for smoking such as ciscos and trout. Before you begin there are a few things you will need in order to make smoked...
Automatic Hooksetting Devices

Automatic Hooksetting Devices for Trout

In the past few years automatic hooksetting devices have become very popular with ice fisherman and the ice fishing community. Now automatic hook setting devices aren't illegal everywhere so you will have to check your state's regulations, but here on Chequamegon Bay...
Daytime Burbot

Daytime Burbot

In recent years there has been a growing appreciation for burbot. More ice anglers are finding interest in the hard fight and large sized fish. Generally throughout the year most burbot are caught after dark, but there is a time around mid March were there is a good...

Fishing Ciscos with Tony Roach

I think one of the most overlooked species throughout the ice belt are ciscos or otherwise known as Tullibee. You know they're really fun, they fight aggressively, and they're all over in a lot of basins in a lot of lakes. In a lot of the areas I am searching for...
Whitefish Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing Whitefish

Mike Hehner and James Lindner set up camp on a cold winter day to target a species that's often overlooked, the lake whitefish! In this video, they break down locations and presentations for putting wintertime whiteys on the ice!
Ontario Lake Trout Fishing

Ontario Lake Trout Ice Fishing

When it comes to ice fishing, few fish species can match the excitement of hooking, fighting and landing big lake trout. Jeff Gustafson (AKA "Gussy") has caught his fair share of lakers in his backyard of NW Ontario. In this video, he breaks down everything you need...
Burbot:Eelpout Fishing

Burbot-Eelpout Fishing Q&A

Jason Rylander and Jason Durham, a couple of serious burbot/eelpout fanatics, break down everything you need to know to target burbot through the ice.
Stocked Trout Fishing

How to Fish Stocked Trout Lakes

Stocked trout lakes offer an underrated ice fishing experience during a time when most folks are thinking walleye, pike and panfish. What makes this type of fishing especially enjoyable is the visual aspect. Often times, you're fishing in ultra-clear water where sight...
Brown Trout Milwaukee

4 Favorite Ice Fishing Odd-Balls

By James Lindner Ice fishing odd-balls favorites diverse high and overdue praise — burbot (eelpout or ling), channel catfish, and whitefish in particular. They’re large, strong fighters, and a match for any fish as a meal when prepared well. Just a few years ago, ice...
Whitefish Sight Fishing

SURPRISING Whitefish Catch (Sight-Fishing Below the Ice)

No doubt about it, whitefish are an extremely underrated sport fish. They are fun to catch, but also fairly challenging. In this video, James Lindner shares a few strategies for getting them to bite. James Lindner also encounters an aggressive "whitey" with Mike...

BASS

ice fishing largemouth

Ice Fishing Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass are one of the most underrated species of fish to target through the ice. They are still quite active and can be caught in large numbers on many lakes. In this video, Jeremy Smith and Mike Hehner chase largemouth bass and northern pike with tip-ups and...
Hardwater Largemouth — Tools & Tactics for Success

ICE FISHING BASS — Tools & Tactics for Success

Very few ice fishermen target largemouth bass during the winter months, but they are actually quite catchable despite their limited popularity. The key to having success chasing largemouth bass is to find the correct habitat in a lake that's home to a bunch of bass....
Flip Over vs Hub House

Flip Over vs Hub House

When you are facing tough windy weather conditions being mobile while ice fishing can be challenging, but Ty Sjodin and Jason Rylander are gonna show you how to stay mobile in different style Clam ice houses. It will be a flip over vs hub house comparison. Now when...

Easy Wheelhouse Breakfast

Easy Wheelhouse Breakfast

If you are an angler that enjoys overnight ice fishing in a wheelhouse you have definitely faced the dilemma of what to cook for breakfast the following morning after chasing rattle reels all night. Well, Joel Nelson has an easy wheelhouse breakfast that cooks...

Monster Northern Pike on Setlines

Monster Northern Pike on Setlines

Late ice is a great time to target monster northern pike, and one of the best ways to do that is with set lines. It is mid-march and we are up here on Lake of the Woods targeting monster pike. This time of the year Lake of the Woods is one of the only spots in...

Smoked Whitefish

Smoked Whitefish

Mike Hehner shares with you his preferred  1/3's method for brining and smoking whitefish. This method can also apply for any other fish suitable for smoking such as ciscos and trout. Before you begin there are a few things you will need in order to make smoked...

Late Ice Crappies on Mud Flats

Late Ice Crappies on Mud Flats

It is getting close to that time of our were our ice fishing season closes for pike, walleye and bass and ice anglers begin to focus on panfish and late ice crappies in particular. When setting up on late ice crappies I have tended to fish in kind of a non...

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