One of my favorite winter fish species to chase is yellow perch. These fish grow big and feisty in some waters and are very tasty table fare too. Here is a look at some tips to put jumbos on the ice and in the frying pan this winter.
The first step in finding winter perch is choosing the right body of water, targeting a lake with a reputation for producing jumbos is sound advice. Lots of Minnesota's bigger bodies of water host good numbers and good -sized perch as well. Mille Lacs, Leech Lake, and Winnibigoshish are three lakes that draw a great deal of winter perch angling attentio...+ read more
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Jimmy Buffet's classic song "Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes" kept running through my mind as I watched a food plot from a vantage point in a tripod stand about 140 yards away.
The sun had just set in the frigid upper Midwest.The only activity on this food plot was a lone doe, which wa... read more
This overlooked strategy can pay big dividends as one of your best options for icing the biggest fish of the year.
Before the run and gun crowd starts sneering and guffawing, hit the kill button on your augers long enough so you can hear for a moment and open your mind to the possibilities. Scra... read more
The frozen surfaces of lakes, rivers and reservoirs across the ice belt represent the final frontier in angling. Ice thicknesses that are often measured in feet, air temperatures that hover near zero, and frigid winds that often carry frozen precipitation all represent physical, and even psychologic... read more
Back in the day, some people didn't go ice-fishing because they didn't like to be cold. While that may have been a valid excuse then, now there is no need to avoid ice-fishing due to the cold. We have all sorts of clothing and equipment that will enable us to stay comfortable on the ice.
It i... read more
It happens to me several times every winter. Someone that has not experienced the pleasures of modern ice fishing techniques asks me to take them panfish fishing. I gladly oblige.
Each time out, there is quite a learning curve that must be gone through. The concept of seeing your bait on the Ve... read more
One man's hobby has turned into a passion to teach children. Al Hutchison, has been teaching kids the art of rod building for the past nine years. Over the course of that time, he has literally taught hundreds of children and some of their parents how to construct their own custom made fishing rod... read more
It was clear we had the lake to ourselves as we drove into the landing and looked out over the frozen landscape. This out-of-the-way body of water received little pressure during the winter months, especially midweek.
As we unloaded the four wheeler, I explained to my fishing partner about the p... read more
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HT ENTERPRISES, INC., the industry leader in modern, progressive ice tackle design and manufacturer of the original Polar Tip-Up, is pleased to introduce the new "Lift and Hook" rod holder. Ice angle... Read more...
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