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

bluegills

Identifying Bluegills: Male vs. Female

Scott Mackenthun of the Minnesota DNR shows you how to identify between male and female bluegills and then explains why it is an important to know the difference. Identifying Bluegills: Male vs. Female There are a few ways to make the distinction between male and...
late ice panfish

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...
pressured panfish

Catching Pressured Panfish

Matt Johnson of Clam outdoors breaks down his technique for targeting and catching pressured panfish through the ice. Catching Pressured Panfish As ice fishing has continued to grow in popularity, we have continued to see an increase in fishing pressure on our panfish...
panfish presentations

Three Go-To Panfish Presentations

Minnesota fishing guide Tony Roach shares his top three go-to panfish presentations for winter crappies, bluegills, and perch. Three Go-To Panfish Presentations When it comes to chasing panfish all winter there's really three go-to presentations that I use in almost...
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...

PERCH

perch chowder

A GREAT 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. Perch Chowder Recipe In order to cook some Perch chowder the first thing you've got to catch some perch. Then it all starts...
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

Lake Manitoba walleye

Ice Fishing for Lake Manitoba Walleye

Manitoba’s third largest lake, Lake Manitoba, is beginning to become a popular destination for walleye anglers and for good reason. Ice Fishing for Lake Manitoba Walleye Lake Manitoba walleye should be on your bucket list for ice fishing destinations. This once...
st. louis river walleyes ice fishing

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...

OTHER FISH

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Setting Up for Burbot in Your Yetti Fish House

Avid burbot anglers Jason Rylander and Brett McComas offer up a few tips on setting up for burbot in a Yetti Fish House. Setting Up for Burbot in Your Yetti Fish House When it comes to setting up for burbot in your Yetti fish house, there are a few things you can do...
ice fishing for trout

Ice Fishing for Trout on Foot Print Lake

Manitoba is home to some unbelievable opportunities ice fishing for trout. One of those options is Foot Print Lake in Manitoba's northern region. Ice Fishing for Trout on Foot Print Lake Foot Print Lake in Manitoba's Northern region is home to some of the best trout...
lake trout fishing

Extreme Lake Trout Fishing Adventures in Manitoba

Avid angler and fishing guide Jason Mitchell reflects on the plethora of opportunities for lake trout fishing in Manitoba. Extreme Lake Trout Fishing Adventures in Manitoba If you haven't had a chance to target lake trout though the ice I would highly recommend it....
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

Generally Burbot are caught during the evening hours, but there is a certain time of year around mid March when there is a great daytime burbot bite. Daytime Burbot In recent years there has been a growing appreciation for burbot. More ice anglers are finding interest...
ciscos

Fishing Ciscos with Tony Roach

Tony Roach talks about how to catch ciscos and why it needs to be a fish that you target this winter through the ice. 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...
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.

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 Bluegills: Male vs. Female

Identifying Bluegills: Male vs. Female

Scott Mackenthun of the Minnesota DNR shows you how to identify between male and female bluegills and then explains why it is an important to know the difference. Identifying Bluegills: Male vs. Female There are a few ways to make the distinction between male and...

Reading the Dead Zone

Reading the Dead Zone

Jeremy Smith breaks down reading the dead zone on your flasher and how you can use its information to catch more fish. Reading the Dead Zone Understanding how to read the dead zone will allow you to become a better angler, and it is applicable to a multitude of...

Late Ice Panfish

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...

Clam Voyager X-Thermal

Clam Voyager X-Thermal

Jake Wallace names off a few of his favorite features on the Clam Voyager X-Thermal fish shelter as he does a brief walk through. Clam Voyager X-Thermal As an angler that likes to target multispeices through the ice, the Clam Voyager X- Thermal is a great option...

Sea Foam in a Snowmobile

Sea Foam in a Snowmobile

As the ice season comes to a close, Brian Miller offers up a few tips and tricks on how to use Sea Foam in a snowmobile for end of the season maintenance. Sea Foam in a Snowmobile Snowmobile engines tend to have long off seasons. They get driven hard during the winter...

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