Ice Fishing

When is Ice Fishing Season: Answer for All 50 States

The first frosty mornings of late fall are here and I am once again scraping ice off my windshield.  Certainly, that’s not a task anyone loves but it sure gets me pumped about the arrival of ice fishing season. Cold January weather means frozen lakes and the start of ice […]

How to Hook a Minnow for Ice Fishing (With Pictures)

Artificial lures are the go-to lure choice for most ice anglers today.  Everyone loves trying the latest innovations in jigging spoons or rattle baits but sometimes nothing beats a real minnow on a hook.  Artificial lures are easy to use.  However, when things get tough and the fish aren’t biting, […]

How to Go to the Bathroom While Ice Fishing

If you are spending a day on the ice, eventually, you’ll need to answer nature’s call.  Going to the bathroom while ice fishing can be tricky business, especially for the ladies.   Privacy may not be possible and layers of warm winter clothing make the task slow and uncomfortable.  Guys […]

Easy Guide to Tip-up Ice Fishing for Lake Trout

Lake trout are a staple among avid ice anglers for their beauty, size and delicious meat.  Every year thousands of anglers target lakers through the ice hoping for their chance to catch a trophy. Most of us grab our jigging rods and drop down flashy spoons and minnow mimics.  Yet, […]