Just because the lake is iced over doesn't mean that the fishing is done. While this might not be anything a Southern or even certain Midwestern anglers will ever experience if you head far enough north, you'll eventually hit the realm of the ice fisherman. Just because it's 20 below zero doesn't mean you can't hit the water for some quality fishing! At least not if you're of a … [Read more...] about Best Ice Fishing Gloves for Winter Fishing
There are several different ways to enjoy your time out in the ice when you go out for a fun day winter fishing. While some guys wait for the decently warm days to sit out on a bucket in the open, sometimes with half the town out on the thick ice at that point, and in some places once the freeze is confirmed you see seasonal shelters moved out onto the ice. While this can be … [Read more...] about The Best Portable Ice Fishing Shelters Reviewed
There are some people who just live for ice fishing, and while I was a bit dubious the first couple times I went out on the ice, it did not take long for me to become a fan. While it might not be as high on my list as some other forms, it has a strong charm and admittedly when in a more established shack with the right people can be amazing, as Anthony Bourdain found out … [Read more...] about Best Ice Auger Replacement Blades
Whether you're an old hand at ice fishing who has learned to do things the old school way or an eager relatively new winter angler looking to get into this awesome recreational activity, the question of which ice auger is best will definitely come up more than once. Some people really like the traditional way with the manual auger, others swear by the added convenience and … [Read more...] about Short Answer Post: What Style of Ice Fishing Auger Is Best?
If you're new to ice fishing, it's understandable if you forget some basic pieces of small but useful (and important) pieces of equipment. While certain things like top notch ice fishing rods or gas powered ice augers make sense and are hard to forget, then you have things like polar gaffs, fishing bite alarms, or yes even ice skimmers. While they might be little in comparison … [Read more...] about Best Ice Skimmers Reviewed for Winter Anglers
Question: Just what is a polar gaff or polar gaff hook? Why do only a few ice fishermen use it? The gaff hook is tool that some ice anglers use that can help them pull up a surprisingly large catch, especially when it's above and beyond what the fishing pole should be able to handle, yet somehow is. While a version of the gaff hook, and related to the gaff spear for fishing, … [Read more...] about Short Answer Post: What Is A Polar Gaff?
Some people are perfectly fine with three seasons for fishing. Then there's the group that stares death daggers at you at the mere idea that there's a season where no fishing takes place. This dedicated group of four season anglers might have it easy in a state like Florida, but what about those of us used to terms like "Severe wind chill, frozen over lakes, and double … [Read more...] about Best Ice Augers for Ice Fishing Season
While I tend to prefer small ultralight rods for ice fishing, there are many people I know who are firmly in the corner of using telescopic fishing rods as their equipment of choice for when the lakes freeze over thick and the ice fishing season hits full swing. And hey, when it's time to go fishing, you want to know what your best options are no matter what the … [Read more...] about Best Telescopic Ice Fishing Rods for Winter Fishing Success!