Addicted to Bites on Ice

BRIAN ‘BRO’ BROSDAHL| JANUARY 2021 January can be many things, but cold is always one of the biggest variables across the Ice Belt. The other big variables are ice quality and the amount of snow on the lakes. January is almost always the coldest month of the year and the lakes can be buried in…

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Trophy Crappie On LOTW!

What’s it like taking a girl to an island in the middle of Lake of the Woods in March?! Spoiler: That woman is me, Sara Trampe, host of Sportsman’s Journal, so we are catching BIG fish! We spent 4 nights at Tamarack Island Wilderness Lodge – 8 miles out of Morson, Ontario – in the…

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Mid-Winter Panfish Tips

Lakes are well-frozen and gone are the days of creeping out to the first weed-edge in search of first-ice gills and crappies.  Most anglers have graduated from boot-traffic to wheeled transport of many kinds, which dramatically changes the winter fish-scape.  Overhead noise and pressure can relocate fish, but it’s also important to note that pressure…

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Trampe Talk: Macho Minnow vs. Forage Minnow Spoon

Tyler and I are excited to introduce Trampe Talk, and to kick it off, let’s compare the Macho Minnow vs Forage Minnow Spoon from Northland Tackle. This article is a collaboration of Tyler and Sara Trampe’s knowledge, experiences, opinions, and insight on various topics in the fishing industry. These are a more in-depth breakdown of…

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The Newest Bagley Boy

Elite bass angler Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson to represent Bagley on tour BEMIDJI, Minn. (January 5, 2020) – Bagley is proud to announce that Kenora, Ontario-based bass pro-Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson is officially a member of its pro staff for the upcoming 2021 season. “I’m very excited to be part of the Bagley Bait Company pro staff.…

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All We Want for Christmas is for You to Call Devils Lake

Veteran Devils Lake, North Dakota fishing guide Cody Roswick said he and all his ice fishing guide friends want to hear from you.  “It would be a great Christmas present,” he said. The reason is simple, fishing guides depend on clients.  These regular customers are like most people today.  They’re reluctant to make long-range commitments. …

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Remembering a Legacy Innovator, Ron Lindner

Northland Fishing Tackle® reflects on the life of the fishing industry maverick Ron Lindner BEMIDJI, Minn. (December 8, 2020) – On Monday, November 30th, the fishing industry lost a true giant of the sport. Ronald John Lindner, age 86, of Baxter, Minnesota, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family. Ron was an epic entrepreneur…

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First Ice Lures, Selection & Tips

In a year full of worldly disruption and confusion, it is nice that we will still have ice fishing to enjoy. The sun will rise in the morning and iced-over waters will still provide angling opportunities, thank goodness.  As of this report, my small crew and I have been out a dozen times. True to…

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Top Five Ice FIshing Baits for Winter Panfish

Northland Fishing Tackle® pro-Brian “Bro” Brosdahl shares tackle tips to catch more panfish. BEMIDJI, Minn. (December 8, 2020) – Anglers are starting to hit the ice with a bullseye on big bull bluegills, slab crappies, and jumbo perch. To help you succeed, we talked with Northland pro-Brian “Bro” Brosdahl about his top five ice fishing…

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