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...

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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 fishing...

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.  

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

Using the InCommand System in your Yetti Fish House

Brad Hawthrone here and I'm to talk to you about something new this year in the Yetti fish house and that's the InCommand system. The InCommand system allows you to control everything in the Yetti fish house with the touch of a finger. It is a touch screen pad that...

New 24 Foot Yetti Grand Escape

Up until this point, the biggest Yetti fish house you could get was 21 feet, but this year Yetti came out with a 24-foot fish house. In this year for our 2021 model year, we now offer three different layouts in the 24-foot size. One in our Angler Edition meaning it's...

Mounting Catch Cover Accessories in the Yetti

Mounting Catch Cover Accessories in the Yetti Here we’ve got the new Yetti Fish house, but we need to do a little accessorizing in order to get ready for the upcoming ice season. To start it off I've got here is the Catch Cover quick disc system. These things are...

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

Ultimate Guide to Staying Warm on the Ice

If you plan on fishing all day outside in the elements staying warm can be difficult. Today, Jason Rylander gives his ultimate guide to staying warm on the ice to help you stay warm and comfortable this winter. It starts with the base layer. I like to have a good pair...

Tricking Out your Flasher Bag

Tricking Out your Flasher Bag One of the things that can help you catch Largemouth Bass, Crappies, Sunfish, Walleyes, and more through the ice is having a couple of different presentation options at the ready. I want to share with you how I've got my fish finder set...

Jigging Raps through the Ice

The Rapala Jigging Rap is an absolute staple in my box and I really can't imagine fishing on the ice without it. It is a super versatile bait. I like using Jigging Raps for crappies, walleyes, pike, and just about everything else. There aren’t many fish that can...

Mounting Catch Cover Accessories in the Yetti

Mounting Catch Cover Accessories in the Yetti Here we’ve got the new Yetti Fish house, but we need to do a little accessorizing in order to get ready for the upcoming ice season. To start it off I've got here is the Catch Cover quick disc system. These things are...

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,...

BLUEGILL & CRAPPIE

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

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...

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...

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. My favorite live bait to use today while ice fishing for panfish is euro larva. The euro larvae or colored spikes, as they as also called, come...

PERCH

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

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...

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...

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. My favorite live bait to use today while ice fishing for panfish is euro larva. The euro larvae or colored spikes, as they as also called, come...

WALLEYE

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...

Buzz Bite Report Central North Dakota

Buzz Bite Report 12-23-2020 Cody Roswick (Fin-Hunters Guide Service – 701-840-5407) gives his early ice buzz bite report for central North Dakota.    

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 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...

Walleye Line Theory

Let's talk a little bit about the walleye line theory for ice fishing. When it comes to walleye fishing, I think most people are pretty basic when it comes to the line specifications, and I'm not all that different. With walleye lines, so much of it is just based on...

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....
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 areas...

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