Mr. Walleye Gary Roach with a jumbo perch

by Bob Jensen Across the ice-belt there are several species of fish that anglers have the opportunity to catch from under the ice. Walleyes, northern pike, perch, crappies and other types of panfish, smallmouth and largemouth bass and even catfish can be caught by ice-anglers. The thing is, our presentation needs to change for the different types of fish.

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Ice Slab Crappie

By Kevin DahlkeIce has finally formed and really feels good to be able to fish through an ice hole once again. With this early ice though, safety becomes a priority and all measures need to be taken to ensure that you are safe while on the ice. Making sure that you have all the necessary safety equipment along with you and having a spud bar in your hand for checking the ice thickness with your every step.After making our way out to the area that we wanted to start at, it was a great feeling givi…

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WALLEYES ON SPOONS THROUGH THE ICE

by Bob Jensen Another ice-fishing season is underway across many parts of the Midwest, and many of the anglers that hit the ice this winter will be after walleyes. Walleyes will eat a lot of different presentations. A plain hook and split-shot under a bobber works, as does a jig like we would use in open water.

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Bro’s Proven Plan To Ice Portly Perch With Northland Fishing Tackle’s New Mosquito LarvaThe ice fishing world is abuzz over Northland Fishing Tackle’s new IMPULSE® Mosquito Larvae. The lifelike artificial softbait creates an undulating action panfish can’t resist, and no one knows how to fish it better than its creator—hardwater icon and Team Northland Pro Staffer Brian “Bro” Brosdahl.“The Mosquito Larvae’s hair-like legs and other wispy …

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Glo-Shot™ Spoon

By Mike FrischA great time to catch winter walleyes is during the month or so after when safe ice first forms. Walleyes now are often still feeding aggressively before the tougher bite of mid-winter usually sets in. Here are some suggestions for finding and catching walleyes during this often-productive period.Finding walleyes is obviously a key to fishing success, regardless the season they are pursued.

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Panfish Ice Fishing

Bro’s Icy Hot Tips For Rolling The Bones With Northland Fishing Tackle’s Skeleton MinnowVeteran fishing guide and Northland Fishing Tackle pro staffer Brian “Bro” Brosdahl says the company’s soft-plastic IMPULSE® Skeleton Minnow is one of the North Country’s hottest tippings for putting portly winter panfish on ice.“No bones about it, the Skeleton Minnow is a true utility player that catches bluegills, crappies and jumbo perch in virtually any situat…

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Mike Frisch with a Big Stone Lake perch that fell for a Buck-Shot Flutter Spoon

By Mike Frisch One of my favorite winter fish species is the yellow perch. Perch are often found in big schools and are often aggressive biters. Fun to catch, yes, but perch provide outstanding table fare as well.My favorite winter perch destination is Big Stone Lake on the Minnesota-South Dakota border.

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Glo-Shot™ Spoon - Northland Fishing Tackle

by Bob Jensen Recently we’ve been talking about ice-fishing and early ice tactics. In early November it looked like ice-fishing season was going to start early, but it doesn’t look like that anymore. We need to remind ourselves that it is critical to make sure the ice is safe before you go on it.

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Early Ice Walleye Tackle - Chip Leer

Team Northland Pro Chip Leer talks about keeping it simple on your first trip out. Many of us have picked up new gear and tackle over the summer and are eager to try it out. But if you want to be successful it’s not a bad idea to stick with what has worked for you in the past and focus on finding fish.

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