Ice Fishing

How to Cut an Ice Fishing Hole Without an Auger

Eight inches of ice was all that stood between me and the fish.  Armed with just an axe, I was determined to cut through to the water below.  With each blow to the ice, I was keenly aware that this was probably not the smartest thing I’ve ever done. When […]

Best Ice Fishing Line For Walleye In All Situations

The fall walleye bite is past and another frozen winter is near.  Alas, don’t despair.  It may be time to hang up the open water fishing gear but the walleye addicts among us are itching to hit the ice and chase big “eyes” once again.  Every ice fishing season I […]

Where to Go Ice Fishing in Washington State

Most anglers don’t think of Washington State as an ice fishing destination.  Especially since lakes seldom freeze in the mild, west coast winters.  Yet, for the intrepid few, finding superb ice fishing is just a quick drive over the Cascade Mountains to Eastern Washington.    The snow capped cascades are […]

Where to Go Ice Fishing Near Denver, Colorado

Without a doubt, Colorado is known for an abundance of outdoor recreation.  Spring and summer welcomes hikers and anglers to miles of trails and gold-medal status fly fishing streams like the South Platte River near Denver.   The arrival of winter snow that draws skiers from across the country to […]