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 (Episode #2)

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...
ICE REPORTS
AUGERS

Battery Ice Augers

Battery Ice Augers, specifically drills haven't truly popularized until recent years. In this video, Ryan Wilson talks about the history of drills on the tournament scene and how he chooses/utilizes these tools.   In the last ten years electric drills for ice...

EXPERT Ice Auger TIps

They do things a little bit differently on the ice fishin' tournament scene. Ryan Wilson has been competing in the NAIFC for a decade, winning many, many events. In this video, he talks about his strategy regarding different hole sizes for different situations. Not...

Augering Inside an Ice House

Drilling holes in a permanent fish house can be a messy proposition if you aren't geared up correctly. An electric auger and a Catch Cover slush bucket will keep the air pure and your floors free of slush.

Are Gas Augers Going Extinct? (Electric vs. Gas) — Ice Pros Q&A ⚡

Are gas augers on their way out? Are electric augers ever going to be universally adopted? Technology is changing faster than ever and there are a lot of varying opinions amongst ice fishing pros. Regardless, there's one thing that can't be denied: the electric auger...
ELECTRONICS

Ice Fishing with an Underwater Camera

Ice fishing with an underwater camera can literally show you the underwater world and significantly speed up your learning process out on the ice. In this video, Nick Lindner breaks down his favorite benefits of using underwater cameras, like the Aqua-Vu HD10i. One...

Ice Sonar Tips: Advanced & Beginner Tactics for Reading Fish

From the day you get your first ice sonar unit, the ice-fishing universe is forever changed. I was 10 years old, the year was 1989, and for 25 bucks I got my grandpa’s old Lowrance 2330 which he had since given up on figuring out. It was fairly simple to operate, and...

ELECTRIC Ice Auger Safety Tips

Ice fishing is all fun and games – until someone loses a thumb! That's why it's important to keep these safety tips in mind next time you bust out your electric ice auger. For more video tips like this, Subscribe to our YouTube channel:

Find HIDDEN Spots NOT on your Lake Map

Today's lake maps are pretty darn accurate, but for as good as they are, they still miss some key contours. Sometimes, these under-mapped areas are the best places to find hidden hotspots that most folks are missing. In this video, Joel Nelson reveals what kind of...

There’s NO EXCUSES Anymore……

If you want to catching MORE fish, you need to be using your electronics to cover water and FIND fish instead of casting or jigging aimlessly. Don't fish spots. Don't fish memories. Don't guard your hole. Don't sit around waiting for the fish to come to you. Thanks...

Finding Walleyes on NEW Lakes (Map Study)

Finding walleyes on new lakes can be a challenging feat when you can't rely on experience and your favorite hotspots. Joel Nelson is always exploring new lakes looking for the next hot bite, and in this video, he breaks down exactly how he would dissect three...

How GUSSY Uses Underwater Cameras in Tournaments (Pro Secrets)

Well-known FLW Tour angler Jeff Gustafson ("Gussy") explains how he utilizes Aqua-Vu underwater cameras in tournament fishing situations — from deepwater fish and cover to shallow water dock systems.

1-2 Punch: Finding Fish w/ Sonar and Aqua-Vu

Brian Brosdahl explains how he utilizes his Aqua-Vu underwater camera in conjuncture with his sonar units to more effectively comb water and find fish.

Finding Walleye Spots in Rivers w/ Side Scanning Tech

Jason Mitchell explains how he uses side scanning technology to find walleye hotspots in river fishing situations.

How to ID Fish on A Flasher

How to ID fish on a flasher. Of paramount importance to any hobby is knowing what you're working with. Just like a golfer doesn't take a shot without knowing wind speed/direction, distance to the green, or pin location, you'll probably do a whole lot better at this...
ICE HOUSES & SHELTERS

Yetti Fish House Modifications

I'm going to go through with you some of the little tweaks or hacks that I have in my Yetti fish house.  When you are rigging your new wheelhouse number one is the Catch Cover mount their mount system. I mount them underneath the tables and the fixtures that way I can...

Rod Rack Mounts In Fish Houses

Joel Nelson breaks down a few factors to consider when deciding where to mount your rod rack inside your Yetti Fish House.

Yeti Fish House Towing

Joel Nelson demonstrates a simple, easy way to hook and unhook your Yetti fish house from your tow vehicle.

REVIEW: Clam Yukon XL Thermal House

If you're in the market for a new ice shelter, you'll wanna take a peek at the new Yukon XL Thermal from Clam Outdoors. In this video, we give you a quick overview of the house and share a few extra accessories you might wanna add. - Yukon XL Thermal - $749.99 -...

Must-Have Wheelhouse Accessories

The wheelhouse market has exploded in recent years – drive past any popular walleye destination in midwinter and you'll know what we're talking about. If you have your own permanent ice house (or you're in the market), Joel Nelson shares a few accessories that will...

What’s in Your Wheelhouse?

Dave Underhill from Team Lodge discusses the features of deluxe wheeled ice houses you can tow down the road, out onto the lake, and fish inside in comfort and style.
GEAR

Ice Rods Carbon vs Glass

When you are shopping for a new ice fishing rod, you are going to be presented with several options. You’ve got several good manufactures that are making really nice rods. Today we are going to determine if you should go with a carbon graphite ice rod or a fiberglass...

Catch Cover Rod Mount

Storing your ice fishing rods during the offseason always seems to be an issue.  They end up clustered in a five-gallon bucket or you end up storing them in a carrying case but both options take up a lot of space and can be hard on your gear.  I also personally like...

Prepping Gear for Ice Fishing

There are two common types of ice gear that give a lot of folks problems the first time they head out on the ice.  The two types of gear are gas equipment and electrical gear.  When I talk about gas equipment I'm talking about equipment like snowmobiles,...

Automatic Hooksetting Devices

Doug Wegner and Jason Drewa discuss the ins and outs of using automatic hook-setting devices (ie. Jaw Jackers or Automatic Fisherman).

Tricked Out Snowmobile for Ice Fishing

Jason Mitchell runs through his ice fishin' snow machine, breaking down each modification from the auger rack in the front to the sled mount on the backside and everything in-between.

How to make Coffee in an Ice House

Some folks love waking up to a fresh cup of joe, but making coffee in an ice house is easier said than done. Traditional coffee makers can be taxing on the generator and limits the amount of electricity you can use on other items without blowing fuses. In this video,...

Make your Snowmobile a FISHING MACHINE

Mobility is critical when you're on the ice. Fishing with snowmobiles is the fastest and most efficient way to move around on a frozen lake, and if rigged correctly, they can be true fishing machines. In this video, Jason Aleshire breaks down how he rigged his...

Staying WARM on the Ice — The Ultimate Guide

February 2nd, 1996 saw some of the coldest temperatures on record throughout the state of Minnesota, with air temps in the -30’s F, and windchill values nearly double that mark. Trucks, like mine, needed a jump, town was quiet on account of Gov. Arne Carlson shutting...

BLUEGILL & CRAPPIE

Lure Selection for Bigger Perch

When out perch fishing sometimes there's so many perch down there it is hard to keep your baits away from the smaller fish. One thing I do to capitalize on those bigger Perch in the school is upsize my baits and lure selection. I like make the jump from a small spoon...

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...

When to Stay Put for Crappies

You know mobility is a big word these days in ice fishing; being able to move and cover ground, but sometimes mobility can be counterproductive. When mother nature doesn’t allow sometimes it pays to sit and wait for them to come to you. When it comes to setting up...
Euro Larvae

Dave Genz: Euro Larvae for Panfish

Legendary ice angler Dave Genz talks fishing Euro Larvae for panfish – why it's successful and how he likes to rig 'em up.
deep water crappies

Deep Water Crappies

Isolating and catching deepwater crappies in the basin isn't terribly difficult – they stick out like a sore thumb on your electronics and where you find one, there's usually more. If you're chasing panfish in 25+ feet of water, barotrauma and delayed mortality become...
Bluegill Crappie Jigs

Simple Panfish Rigging Tips

When you are fishing perch, crappies, or gills through the ice it's good to be semi organized and you could see I got a lot of tackle into small spaces. I use these compact Plano boxes to store all my jigs and panfish spoons in one spot. I've got my punch jigs and my...
Ice Fishing Panfish Wax Worms

Ice Fishing Panfish with Wax Worms

Mike Hehner hits the ice with his rods, a flasher, an underwater camera, some GoPros and his dog Jack for an evening chasing hardwater panfish.
Panfish Regulations

Minnesota Panfish Regulations

There's been a lot of talk in recent years about the panfish regulations here in our home state of Minnesota. What seems to be consensus amongst veteran anglers and biologists alike is that our current set of rules are far too liberal -- particularly if we want to see...
Basin Crappie Fishing

Ice Fishing Basin Crappie

Panfish, and basin crappie in particular, are some of the most targeted species throughout the hard water season. In general, crappies are a relatively nomadic species and can be found across countless types of structure throughout a body of water. This includes...
Late Ice Panfish

Late Ice Panfish

The end of February heralds the closure of ice fishing seasons for gamefish on the inland waters of several northern states. In others, fishing seasons remain open year-‘round—with most of that time frame being ice-free. Running farther north to Canadian waters may be...

PERCH

Lure Selection for Bigger Perch

When out perch fishing sometimes there's so many perch down there it is hard to keep your baits away from the smaller fish. One thing I do to capitalize on those bigger Perch in the school is upsize my baits and lure selection. I like make the jump from a small spoon...

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...

When to Stay Put for Crappies

You know mobility is a big word these days in ice fishing; being able to move and cover ground, but sometimes mobility can be counterproductive. When mother nature doesn’t allow sometimes it pays to sit and wait for them to come to you. When it comes to setting up...
Euro Larvae

Dave Genz: Euro Larvae for Panfish

Legendary ice angler Dave Genz talks fishing Euro Larvae for panfish – why it's successful and how he likes to rig 'em up.
deep water crappies

Deep Water Crappies

Isolating and catching deepwater crappies in the basin isn't terribly difficult – they stick out like a sore thumb on your electronics and where you find one, there's usually more. If you're chasing panfish in 25+ feet of water, barotrauma and delayed mortality become...
Bluegill Crappie Jigs

Simple Panfish Rigging Tips

When you are fishing perch, crappies, or gills through the ice it's good to be semi organized and you could see I got a lot of tackle into small spaces. I use these compact Plano boxes to store all my jigs and panfish spoons in one spot. I've got my punch jigs and my...
Ice Fishing Panfish Wax Worms

Ice Fishing Panfish with Wax Worms

Mike Hehner hits the ice with his rods, a flasher, an underwater camera, some GoPros and his dog Jack for an evening chasing hardwater panfish.
Panfish Regulations

Minnesota Panfish Regulations

There's been a lot of talk in recent years about the panfish regulations here in our home state of Minnesota. What seems to be consensus amongst veteran anglers and biologists alike is that our current set of rules are far too liberal -- particularly if we want to see...
Basin Crappie Fishing

Ice Fishing Basin Crappie

Panfish, and basin crappie in particular, are some of the most targeted species throughout the hard water season. In general, crappies are a relatively nomadic species and can be found across countless types of structure throughout a body of water. This includes...
Late Ice Panfish

Late Ice Panfish

The end of February heralds the closure of ice fishing seasons for gamefish on the inland waters of several northern states. In others, fishing seasons remain open year-‘round—with most of that time frame being ice-free. Running farther north to Canadian waters may be...

WALLEYE

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Early Ice Walleyes – Tips and Secrets

Here in the North Country, four to five months of ice cover is common, and early ice walleyes is a way of life, complete with its own unique clothing, equipment and strategies. Some years present early ice fishing opportunities, while others leave us waiting well into...
Spoon-Hacks-Walleyes

Walleye Spoons: Souped-Up Tips and Mods

Brad Hawthorne has amassed more time on the water fishing walleye spoons in the past decade than just about any ice-fishing guide out there. With stints on Minnesota’s Mille Lacs, Upper Red Lake, and Lake of the Woods, there are few stones he’s left unturned in terms...
LIVE STRIKE WALLEYES – SURE-FIRE JIGGING TECHNIQUES

Live Strike Walleyes – Sure-Fire Jigging Techniques

Live strike walleyes are what everyone wants to experience. Effective, fish-producing jigging techniques can vary from day to day, even hour to hour. So savvy anglers have a host of tricks up their icy sleeves for deployment at a moment’s notice. But ask these anglers...

Tony Roach’s Simple Approach for Finding Walleyes Quickly

Finding walleyes quickly is important when you are a fishing guide trying to keep your clients happy catching fish.  How do some of the best ice fishing guides in the region consistently stay on fish for their clients? Tony Roach's approach is simple, but effective....
TIPS FOR FINDING AND CATCHING WANDERING BASIN WALLEYES

Tips for Finding and Catching Wandering Basin Walleyes

A lot of walleye fishermen are conditioned to thinking of walleyes as a structural species that maybe only hangs out on rock piles, mud breaks, inside turns, those kinds of things. But what happens when walleyes move out to open basins? A lot of folks have a difficult...
LOCATING WALLEYES ACROSS EXPANSIVE BASINS

Locating Walleyes Across Expansive Basins

Schools of walleyes roam like herds of cattle across large, flat basins. Use a mobile scouting approach to find them, systematically drilling lots of holes until you establish contact.  
CHOOSING SPOON SIZES FOR ICE FISHING WALLEYES

Choosing Spoon Sizes for Ice Fishing Walleyes

Many anglers will often overlook "size" as a critical presentation characteristic when it comes to ice fishing. They like to tinker with different plastic tippings or bait colors, but in some situations that might be a big waste of time and energy. As Tony Roach...

Winter Walleyes in Weeds

Winter Weed Walleyes As walleyes make a late-winter push toward shallower feeding areas, large shoreline flats with weeds become prime ice fishing spots. Untapped fish are often available in surprisingly shallow water. One of the biggest keys to consistently catching...

Catching Low-Light Walleyes at First Ice

The last half-hour of daylight and the first hour or so after sundown are the witching hours for ice walleyes. Expect the fish to move shallower as dusk turns into dark.

OTHER FISH

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!
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...

Out and About for Eelpout

Whether you call them burbot, pout, ling, or my personal favorite—lawyers—eelpout are members of the cold-water cod family. They inhabit deep, clear, cold northern natural lakes with plenty of oxygen content in the depths, where they spend the majority of their time....
Underwater Burbot Eelpout

INSANE Underwater Burbot Spawning Action — HD Footage

We FINALLY got it! Special thanks to Hays Baldwin for capturing this insane underwater footage of burbot (eelpout) spawning under the ice. You'll see some crazy stuff in this video montage, including spawning balls, hookup, burbs bumping into the camera and even some...
Hays Baldwin

Minnesota Burbot (Update) – Hays Baldwin

Hays Baldwin (612-419-4828) shares a quick update on the burbot bite in central Minnesota for early March.

Whitefish on Ice for Fishing Fun

Whitefish provide an exciting alternative for ice fishing action and fun. Suspend a small lure off bottom where you see suspended fish, and then tease them into biting.

Deadsticking Catfish on Ice

Catfish are notoriously light biters in cold water. Classic deadbait rods and tactics entice them into nibbling their way up the bait and onto your hook.

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....
Yetti Fish House Modifications

Yetti Fish House Modifications

I'm going to go through with you some of the little tweaks or hacks that I have in my Yetti fish house.  When you are rigging your new wheelhouse number one is the Catch Cover mount their mount system. I mount them underneath the tables and the fixtures that way I can...

Lure Selection for Bigger Perch

Lure Selection for Bigger Perch

When out perch fishing sometimes there's so many perch down there it is hard to keep your baits away from the smaller fish. One thing I do to capitalize on those bigger Perch in the school is upsize my baits and lure selection. I like make the jump from a small spoon...

Ice Rods Carbon vs Glass

Ice Rods Carbon vs Glass

When you are shopping for a new ice fishing rod, you are going to be presented with several options. You’ve got several good manufactures that are making really nice rods. Today we are going to determine if you should go with a carbon graphite ice rod or a fiberglass...

Catch Cover Rod Mount

Catch Cover Rod Mount

Storing your ice fishing rods during the offseason always seems to be an issue.  They end up clustered in a five-gallon bucket or you end up storing them in a carrying case but both options take up a lot of space and can be hard on your gear.  I also personally like...

Jumbo Perch in South Dakota

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...

Targeting Big Bluegills

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...

When to Stay Put for Crappies

When to Stay Put for Crappies

You know mobility is a big word these days in ice fishing; being able to move and cover ground, but sometimes mobility can be counterproductive. When mother nature doesn’t allow sometimes it pays to sit and wait for them to come to you. When it comes to setting up...

Prepping Gear for Ice Fishing

Prepping Gear for Ice Fishing

There are two common types of ice gear that give a lot of folks problems the first time they head out on the ice.  The two types of gear are gas equipment and electrical gear.  When I talk about gas equipment I'm talking about equipment like snowmobiles,...

Ice Fishing Whitefish

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!

The Right Ice Fishing Rod

The Right Ice Fishing Rod

One of the most important factors when choosing the right rod is determining how you're going to use it (duh!) – the lure you're using should dictate the rod/reel/line combination you wield. In this video, Joel Nelson breaks down the characteristics you should...

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