Midwinter Ice Fishing Opportunities

Midwinter Ice Fishing Opportunities In this episode, we join a crew of anglers at Arnesen's Rocky Point resort as they journey across legendary Lake of the Woods in search of giant burbot. Then we join Jeremy Smith and James Lindner as they utilizes Humminbird...

Predators on Ice: Pike and Walleye!

Predators on Ice: Pike and Walleye Walleye and northern pike are two of the most popular fish species to target across the ice belt — both hard fighting species and great table fare to boot. In this episode Jeff Simpson and Ty Sjodin head West to Lake Oahe in South...

Ice Fishing Jumbo Perch

Ice Fishing Jumbo Perch Jumbo Perch can provide some of the best fishing opportunities across the Midwest and into Canada. In this episode, James Lindner and Jake Wallace reveal a great sight fishing bite in less than six feet of water. Jeff Simpson and Ty Sjodin head...

Ice Fishing Bluegills and Crappies (Plus Manitoba Greenback Walleyes!)

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...

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...

BLUEGILL & CRAPPIE

identifying sunfish

Identifying Sunfish

Scott Mackenthun of the MN DNR walks through identifying sunfish in Minnesota's waters. Identifying Sunfish The three main different types of sunfish you will run into in Minnesota are the bluegill sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish, and the green sunfish. Starting with the...
knot position

Knot Position and Lure Angles for Panfish

Ice fishing legend Dave Genz offers up a few tips regarding your knot position and lure angle for panfish through the ice. Knot Position and Lure Angles for Panfish During the winter, big panfish have a tendency to really examine your presentation before eating. If...
Winter Crappies

Run & Gun Tactics for Winter Crappies

Crappies are one of America's favorite fish to target. Throughout the winter crappies have a tendency to roam across the deep basins feeding on varies insects and baitfish. Avid angler Joel Nelson breaks down his approach for run & gun crappies. Run & Gun...
bluegill lake

What Makes a Good Bluegill Lake

Dave Weitzel and Scott Mackenthun of the MN DNR share what is needed to make a good bluegill lake. What Makes a Good Bluegill Lake When looking at the state of Minnesota and its bluegill fishery you, almost have to split the state in two.  You have to divide it into a...
vertical presentations

Horizontal vs Vertical Presentations

Matt Johnson of Clam Outdoors breaks down horizontal and vertical presentations for finicky panfish. Horizontal vs Vertical Presentations Most anglers like to go with horizontal presentations when targeting panfish, because it seems to make the most sense in the fact...
nighttime panfish

Nighttime Panfish

James Lindner and Mike Hehner head out for some late night crappies and bluegills and offer up a few tips and tactics for targeting nighttime panfish. Nighttime Panfish Some of the biggest crappies caught throughout the winter are often caught after dark. In fact both...
backwater panfish

St. Louis River Backwater Panfish

Jarrid Houston and Jake Wallace head to the St. Louis River for some first ice crappies, bluegills and perch; and find a great backwater panfish bite. St. Louis River Backwater Panfish The St. Louis River offers some great backwater panfish opportunities for anglers...

Catching Finicky Panfish: Best Rod Actions

Minnesota guide Tony Roach offers a few tips regarding your rod, reel, and line for catching finicky panfish this winter. Catching Finicky Panfish Having control of your presentation is the key for catching finicky panfish. It's all about having control over your bait...

Where to Target Panfish: Shallow or Deep?

When it comes to winter panfish, most anglers tend to think of deepwater basins, but in reality, good numbers of panfish can be found in shallow water as well. Whether the crappies and bluegills are out deep or in shallow, the key to finding them is by identifying...
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...

PERCH

Perch Chowder

Perch Chowder Recipe

If you are in search of a warm, great tasting, and easy to cook meal your in luck! Guide Brian Brosdahl shares his famous Perch Chowder Recipe. To cook the Perch chowder you've got to catch some perch and then it all starts with an 8 quart stock pan on high heat. Add...
Leech lake perch

Leech Lake Perch Fishing 101 with Brian Brosdahl

Leech Lake is an 115,000 acre lake that offers some of the best perch fishing in the state. What people have to remember though is that they aren't everywhere. Jumbo perch may only be in 20,000 acres of the lake. They need certain habitat and prefer certain habitat. A...

Jumbo Perch in South Dakota

When you think of in the jumbo Perch in the Midwest, anglers immediately think of North and South Dakota. But all across the Dakotas are shallow water duck sloughs which are often loaded with jumbo perch that see little to no pressure.  We are out here in South Dakota...
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Perch Fishing Masters: Tips and Tricks

Tony Roach and Cody Roswick, two perch fishing wizards, talk perch tips and strategies in both Minnesota and the Dakotas. This is an in-depth, deep dive into targeting perch!
Perch

Strategies for Finding Wintertime Perch

Brian "BRO" Brosdahl digs into the where's and the how's of wintertime perch. He shares some insight into the process of finding schools of fish, and how to employ techniques that will not only increase the number of fish you catch, but will target the bigger fish...

A Simple, Effective Way to Remove a Perch Eye

Most hardcore anglers know that perch eyes are one of the best baits for catching perch. It may seem a little grotesque, but it's extremely effective. They are so good that tackle companies like Northland have designed their own soft plastic baits to replicate them,...

Jumbo Perch on Ice

Do your research to determine which lakes have a history of producing the largest perch. Then locate the proper depth and bottom content to zero in on the the largest concentrations of fish.

WALLEYE

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St. Louis River Walleyes

Fishing guide Captain Jarrid Houston shares a great early ice bite for St. Louis River walleyes while offering up some helpful early ice tips. Ice Fishing St. Louis River Walleyes One of the best and most consistent bites I can count on each winter is for St. Louis...
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...
early ice walleyes

Early Ice Safety Tips

Minnesota fishing guide Brian Brosdahl shares his go-to safety tools for early ice. Early Ice Safety Tips 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...
underwater walleye strikes

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...

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...
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4 Favorite Ice Fishing Odd-Balls

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 fishermen...
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

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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....
Identifying Sunfish

Identifying Sunfish

Scott Mackenthun of the MN DNR walks through identifying sunfish in Minnesota's waters. Identifying Sunfish The three main different types of sunfish you will run into in Minnesota are the bluegill sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish, and the green sunfish. Starting with the...

Knot Position and Lure Angles for Panfish

Knot Position and Lure Angles for Panfish

Ice fishing legend Dave Genz offers up a few tips regarding your knot position and lure angle for panfish through the ice. Knot Position and Lure Angles for Panfish During the winter, big panfish have a tendency to really examine your presentation before eating. If...

Run & Gun Tactics for Winter Crappies

Run & Gun Tactics for Winter Crappies

Crappies are one of America's favorite fish to target. Throughout the winter crappies have a tendency to roam across the deep basins feeding on varies insects and baitfish. Avid angler Joel Nelson breaks down his approach for run & gun crappies. Run & Gun...

What Makes a Good Bluegill Lake

What Makes a Good Bluegill Lake

Dave Weitzel and Scott Mackenthun of the MN DNR share what is needed to make a good bluegill lake. What Makes a Good Bluegill Lake When looking at the state of Minnesota and its bluegill fishery you, almost have to split the state in two.  You have to divide it into a...

Yetti Wheel House Check List

Yetti Wheel House Check List

Over the past few years, we've seen a huge increase in new wheel house fishermen. In this video, Jake Wallace covers a list of items you will want to have if you are fishing in a wheel house. Yetti Wheel House Check List Starting with the outside of the wheel house...

How to Keep Fish Below the Hole!

How to Keep Fish Below the Hole!

Avid angler and guide Jason Mitchell offers a few tips on how to keep fish below the hole when fishing in a wheel house or flip over shelter. How to Keep Fish Below the Hole! When it comes to ice fishing I generally prefer to stay mobile. I like to hole-hop around and...

Ice Fishing Saskatchewan

Ice Fishing Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan, Canada is home to 100,00 lakes and rivers and offers some of the best fishing in the world. Many anglers know about its open water opportunities, however ice fishing Saskatchewan's waters can produce some incredible bites. Ice Fishing Saskatchewan If you...

Livewell on Ice for Trophy Northern Pike

Livewell on Ice for Trophy Northern Pike

Avid angler Lisa Roper explains how she creates a livewell on ice and it's benefits for handling trophy caliber northern pike. Livewell on Ice for Trophy Northern Pike When handling trophy caliber fish, it is super important to keep the fish in the water as much as...

Horizontal vs Vertical Presentations

Horizontal vs Vertical Presentations

Matt Johnson of Clam Outdoors breaks down horizontal and vertical presentations for finicky panfish. Horizontal vs Vertical Presentations Most anglers like to go with horizontal presentations when targeting panfish, because it seems to make the most sense in the fact...

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