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Tips for Identifying Safe Ice

While there really is no such thing as 100% safe ice, there are things you can do to be “safer” while out on the ice.  Many factors go into the volatile making of lake and river ice.  And just as many factors can cause it to become unsafe in the flash of an instant.  Heading out early or going late in the season can prove deadly and just isn’t worth the 3 crappies you might catch.

Whether you’re ice fishing, ice skating, snowmobiling or hiking, stay safe this winter while out on the ice with these 6 tips.
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A Guide to Ice Fishing

The ice may be forming, but that doesn’t mean fishing season is over. Winter brings new opportunities to fishing-lovers who have never tried ice fishing before. This traditional pastime has its own set of rules and distinct culture, and will give anglers a new thrill at the experience of catching a fish through the ice. Continue reading A Guide to Ice Fishing

Late Season Ice Fishing

Ice angling guru Tony Roach covers lots of territory to find perch late in the ice-fishing season.

by Bob Jensen

Hard to believe, but it’s already time to start thinking about end of the season ice-fishing. In the southern stretches of the ice-fishing zone, the end of the season bite will start soon: In fact it has probably already started. In the northern regions the season can extend to early April, even mid-April in extreme seasons. Wherever you fish through the ice, there are several good reasons to get in on this late season ice-fishing. First, why should you get in on this late season ice-fishing action? Probably the best reason is that the bite can be really, really good-and the weather can be a whole lot more comfortable than in the dead of winter.

There are times when the wind is calm and the sun is shining and it’s a warm day. You’ll be out there in a long underwear top and a hooded sweatshirt, jeans and bibs: That’s all you need to keep comfortable.

Walleye and pike season closes to ice-fishing in some states, but you can still catch perch, crappies, bluegills, and the like. Continue reading Late Season Ice Fishing

#HuntFishTravel 029 – Ice Fishing Techniques

In this episode we’ll be talking about a fish called Wahoos and the Playboy Playmate that fishes for them, Becoming an Outdoor Woman in Michigan and then we’ll have an interview with Jeff Kelm of Hardwater Angler.com and we are going talk some serious ice fishing.

This week’s Guest Spot is written by Steve Johnson contributor to the Fishing Wire.

 

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